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Toy Soldier Green14 Oct 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

I have hit a brick wall on picking a scale to start Weird War II gaming. Now some background. I wargame WW2 in 3mm, 6mm, 10mm, 15mm and 1/72. I've narrowed my focus for Weird War2 down to one of these three: 3mm, 10mm or 15mm.

3mm: I have 2 painted armies. PicoArmor supplies all I need for WW2 in this scale and could possibly adapt some of their scifi range to add the "weird" part in. Terrain at this scale is a snap and the most simple to field. The scales below are a little more difficult terrain-wise.

10mm: I have 2 painted and 1 unpainted army in this scale. I can't find a good source for 10mm in the USA so I order direct from Pendraken because the WarStore takes just as long. I could possibly do some Reaper CAV conversions for the weird part. I also have the option of printing some plastic models for conversions.

15mm: I have 4 painted armies in 15mm. Gear Krieg seems to be a good source for walkers and I believe I saw some rocket troops on eBay. I could print some plastic models to kit bash for some conversions.

Between these three scales 3mm has easy terrain choices. 15mm seems to edge 10mm a little due to having 4 painted WW2 armies but the Reaper CAV line in Bones material offers some unique conversion choices. Gear Krieg models lend further support to 15mm too.

Any suggestions?

Legbiter14 Oct 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

It's a Weird War. What if some units on one or both sides are Pygmies, or Giants? Then problem's solved!

haywire Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 11:28 a.m. PST

15mm also has Clockwork Goblin.
I have also seen several people use AT-43 Mecha (especially Red Blok) for mechs

Personal logo Landorl Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 6:15 p.m. PST

More stuff available in 15mm than the other scales. 28mm is expensive to get into.

Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 8:01 p.m. PST

More stuff available in 15mm than the other scales. 28mm is expensive to get into.

Not really, it just depends on what scale of gaming you're gonna do. Sure, you do Skirmish level games with a few squads, them 15mm will be cheaper. However, many folks use 15mm for company scale games -- and it costs about as much to field the same size of maneuver unit.

In say, Flames of war, your average unit is a Platoon (infantry and AFVs).
* A Platoon of US airborne costs about $20 USD-$25 in 15mm scale.
* A tank platoon costs about $33 USD-$40.

In NUTS! skirmish (which also has wierd war rules), your average unit is a Squad or single AFV.
* A Squad of US Airborne costs about $20 USD-$25 in 28mm scale.
* A 1/56th scale tank costs about $33 USD-$40.

So basically the same cost.

As for Weird War stuff, DP9's 15mm Gear Krieg stuff is nice and they have zombies and rocketruppen. Not sure if it's all in print.

For 28mm, in addition to Konflikt, look for DUST mecha and figures on ebay and on sale at online etailers, there's also the Company B line of mechs and Japanese zeds, and Westwind's Secrets of the Third Reich figures and mechs, plus AE:WW2 and other sources.

The Shoveler Inactive Member14 Oct 2017 8:06 p.m. PST

"28mm is too expensive to get into."

Soviet Motor Infantry Company is a mere $66 USD, my friend.

Toy Soldier Green14 Oct 2017 10:02 p.m. PST

28mm is right out for me. Only 28mm I do these days is fantasy. Though I am not above using 28mm models for other scales.

Toy Soldier Green14 Oct 2017 10:03 p.m. PST

I am staring to lean more towards 15mm for Weird War2.

Toy Soldier Green15 Oct 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

After reviewing Clockwork Goblins models coupled with what I mentioned in my OP I have decided upon 15mm for Weird War2. Thanks for all the help.

Lion in the Stars15 Oct 2017 5:44 p.m. PST

Between Clockwork Goblin and DP9's Gear Krieg, you should have the major powers covered.

I really wish that DP9 had made the Italian walkers as well as the later British and German ones.

Ruleswise, somewhere I have a conversion for Gear Krieg to Flames of War stats, at least for most of the German and US walkers. Drop me a line here if you'd like it.

deflatermouse16 Oct 2017 3:55 a.m. PST

I'd love to get some more 15mm Clockwork Goblin. Anyone know where I could get some more?

thom21616 Oct 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

I have a large lot that I have been thinking of selling;

Spinne Platoon x1

Thor Heavy Mechpanzer Platoon x1

CG15012 German Heavy Weapons Teams x2

CG15014 German Zeus Mechpanzer x3

CG 15002 US Heavy Infantry x1

US Hyena Jump Walker Platoon x1

CG15017 US Ursus Support Walker x3

CG15018 US Kodiak Assault Walker x2

US Muskipper Jump Walker x3

CG 15004 US Coyote Walkers x1

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