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afilter Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 9:05 a.m. PST

I started Team Yankee some time ago, but was very slow to get going in 15mm. I have since transitioned to 6mm and really enjoy the game.

I just completed my 2nd army and did up a blog post with my thoughts on why I made the transition to 6mm with tons of pics.

link

Enjoy!

Aaron

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

Very cool. I've been waiting to do this in 10mm, but the unit forces available are somewhat hard to find. There's lots more in 6mm available.

Do you live in Southern Wisconsin or the Rockford area? I'm up in Madison and would love to play!

Garand14 Nov 2017 9:39 a.m. PST

I've been dabbling in TY in 6mm too, using GHQ figures. I think it looks & plays better in this scale, but I don't have a huge amount of experience in it yet…

Damon.

Personal logo DColtman Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 10:26 a.m. PST

Your stuff looks great – I agree with you about the suitability of game play in 6mm (not to mention cost) and I have gone the same way but still find myself a bit put off by infantry in 6mm. Your East German infantry formations came out really well – the contrast makes them easy to recognize.

Are the aircraft also 1:300 from Scotia and from where did you obtain the rotor disks?

afilter Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

Glad everyone like it so far. Just to clarify I am not bashing any that play in 15mm and do realize BF is a miniature company first trying to sell mini. ;)

TGerritsen,

Between GHQ, Scotia, CinC and Heroic & Ros I do not think there is much missing in 6mm and seems to be pretty popular. There are even a couple of FB pages devoted to Team Yankee 6mm.

Yes, I live in Janesville, but work in Madison. I am part of a group of 3 that produce The Northern Front Podcast which is devoted to historical gaming. We are from Baraboo, Madison and Janesville and meet in Madison on a fairly regular basis at local shops as well as travel to cons. I regularly game with a group in Rockton which is only 20min south.

We do have a FB page where we post and may look to put together a TY Demo game at some point in Madison as there are others that have expressed interest.

link

DColtman,

A-10s are GHQ (kind of pricey) all the others are Scotia 1/300. I tried to base my infantry as much as possible like the books with scaled down metal bases.

The Rotor Discs are from Hurlbat. They make them for specific aircraft. The tail rotors are generic.

https://www.hurlbat.co.uk

HTH,

Aaron

panzerCDR14 Nov 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Jeigheff Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 6:14 p.m. PST

Inspirational! I need to get back to work on my own 1/285 US forces.

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2017 6:52 p.m. PST

I think I'm the oddball here. I just don't like the look of 6mm. I've tried because I prefer the cost of 6mm but the look. Sigh… it just doesn't look good or right to me and trees are a real hassle.

Each to his own.

afilter Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

Tgunner,

Trees are a hassle? How so compared to any other scale?

I think the models look great in 15mm, my issue is crowding them all on a small table might as well play with Chute unless you can play on a huge table double or triple all the ranges ans movement.

Yes, you sacrifice some detail in 6mm but the formations and distance look so much more realistic in 6mm without changing any ranges from the rules.

Like you said, to each his own.

beingshort116 Nov 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

@Afilter,
For aircraft, I would recommend I-95 miniatures and mad game's luftwaffe 1946. If you haven't already, I would recommend checking out https://www.shapeways.com. it's a good source to find some intereating minis that the four main 6mm manufacturers don't make.
Some shops of interest there are:

Forpost D6
Dragoman's Depot
Master's of Military
Kampfflieger models

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

Trees in 15mm are pretty easy. 28mm trees are actually perfect for 15mm and they are easy to get. I've yet to find 6mm trees that look good or are not a hassle to set up.

6mm models just don't look right to me and don't paint up right to.me. especially infantry. I field a lot of infantry in Team Yankee and that is important to me.
So the trade off is okay to me.

But yeah, each to their own.

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