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Personal logo Baccus 6mm Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 3:53 a.m. PST

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Regular visitors cannot really have avoided the fact that there is a funny little show in Sheffield coming up in July called the ‘Joy of Six'. Yes, a show all about 6mm miniatures. A lot of you reading this will be quite happy with the concept, but I'm sure there are those who will be saying to themselves, ‘So what? How is that going to help me find the exact Vallejo paint needed to add the highlights on the eyebrows of my 1807 Vistula legion elites'? You will probably also have one or more of the following
thoughts:

• ‘But I won't be able to walk around yet more those stands selling the same boxes of discounted plastic 28mm figures and barbecued sections of sheet mdf.. Where's the fun in that?'

• ‘Why 6mm? Surely that's just an excuse for poor painting and modelling'.

• ‘How can you paint/model/see/play games with anything so small?'

• ‘I don't do anything but 28/20/15mm. What's in it for me?'

• ‘6mm? Can't even see them, never mind paint them!'

Well. Here's the challenge for you. At the Joy of Six 2017 we are offering FREE entry to anyone who turns up at the door and declares themselves to be a ‘6mm Sceptic'. Yes, free entry to the show. There's the chance for you to either reinforce your beliefs, or, just maybe get to see what all those wargamers lauding the virtues of the small scale are on about.


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Look at this way. You get free entry, and because the trade stands are all carrying 6mm stock only, it's not going to hurt your wallet by expanding the 40mm/28mm/15mm leadpile. Food is cheap and wargamer friendly and on-street parking is only £1.00 GBP GBP for the day. In return you get a great day out, get to see some magnificent games, pick up some painting and modelling tips, and socialise with your fellow hobbyists.

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As anyone who has ever been to the JOS will tell you, it is a remarkably vibrant and friendly show, with a great atmosphere and with plenty to see and do. Most of the games are participation and those that are not are visual treats. There is a hands-on painting clinic and seminars to attend.

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To put icing on the cake, should you actually change your views, declare yourself to be a ‘Reformed 6mm Sceptic' and cough up the entrance fee, then you'll get a discount on your first 6mm purchases from the traders.

We challenge you not to love this show!

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The Joy of Six 2017 will be taking place in the Heartspace at Sheffield Hallam University on July 16th from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Entry is £3.00 GBP GBP but FREE to all the 6mm sceptics.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 5:48 a.m. PST

I wish I could go. I strongly encourage anyone who can to attend. It looks to be a good time.

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

I would love to see this convention. It's just a bit far from Virginia. I'm not a sceptic, I just have not found an era to play. I mainly play skirmish games, but the idea of Waterloo in 6mm is interesting.

Matthew

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Wife wants to visit the UK next summer, so trying to angle being there in 2018…

All hail Peter!!! Huzzah!!!

Size does mater!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 1:55 p.m. PST

As something of a sceptic, I would love to see a 6mm convention. I would also be too embarrassed not to cough up four dollars to get through the door.

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

Agreed on all points!

Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

Brilliant concept for a show!

I have always thought that well-sculpted terrain boards with well-sculpted 6mm figures look very realistic.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 7:58 p.m. PST

Me – Declare yourself a 6mm Sceptic, free entry!
Other Me – But… but I'm not. I believe in the one true scale!
Me – Don't worry, once through the door say you're a reformed sceptic, grab the discount coupons and go hogwild! What's to loose?
Other Me – But others will see me. Friends will shun me. I'll be pilloried.
Me – But you'll have fistfuls of 6mm goodness! What's a little social shunning?
Other Me – Okay. we'll do it. GREED IS GOOD!

Personal logo Baccus 6mm Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 1:13 a.m. PST

'Other Me – Okay. we'll do it. GREED IS GOOD!'

Think you may have missed the small print:

'declare yourself to be a ‘Reformed 6mm Sceptic' and cough up the entrance fee.'

I admire your low animal cunning, it's just that factor that into our equally low animal cunning planning.

Have a 'Nice Try' badge! :)

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 3:40 a.m. PST

Best wishes on your show, it looks wonderful. I'm still trying to figure out why I am cynical, due to my preference for 28mm figures.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 4:55 a.m. PST

Great looking stuff. I do all my WWII in Micros (6 mm) and very much enjoy the scale.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 6:14 p.m. PST

I hope that your convention is a big success.

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