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Covert Walrus03 Dec 2017 7:15 p.m. PST

Given how it's the latest in SF and fantasy gaming, though not yet surpassing 15mm in either, and that most new companies are tending towards 10mm such as Warcradle, Hawk Wargames and so on are moving that way . . . . Do people think it's the coming thing? If so, why?

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member03 Dec 2017 7:35 p.m. PST

Interesting question. For me 15mm is the ideal intersecting point of my ability to paint small and also have sufficient terrain space to play on.


Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2017 8:11 p.m. PST


ancientsgamer03 Dec 2017 10:18 p.m. PST

Too much in 15mm. To me 6mm would be the next step down (or Heroic 6mm like Epic 40K or if Baccus or Adler)

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2017 2:55 a.m. PST

If it is I'll let it pass by & I'll wave.

Cherno04 Dec 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

most new companies are tending towards 10mm

Can this statement be supported by any evidence?

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member04 Dec 2017 4:37 a.m. PST


Lol. I thought he mentioned a couple of those new companies in that same sentence.


Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Dec 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

I think it will depend on what GW does with the new epic. If they go with the rumoured 8mm figures then that might be close enough to 10mm that some companies might consider that. When you combine it with beautiful figures like Dropzone Commander being made by others that might influence their choice further.

I like 10mm myself and love Dropzone Commander, although it has been a few years since I played a game.

If GW either doesn't produce the new epic or goes with a more 6mm sized range then I think that 10mm will continue to struggle for space against 15mm.

Golgoloth Inactive Member04 Dec 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

Hawk isn't realy "moving towards" 10mm: Dropzone Commander has been 10mm from the beginning (5ish years ago?) and their only other game – Dropfleet Commander – is a space combat at an obviously much smaller scale.

Not familiar with Warcradle.

GW's anticipated release (next year?) of new Adeptus Titanicus will be 8mm (yep … not 6mm … not 10mm … but 8mm … 'cause it's GW :) and if the "heroic scale" aspect is carried over, it might well correspond to 10mm in other universes. Although the initial release is AFAIK Titans only, so not strictly speaking a "New Epic".

I'll admit to being on the fence right now: I love DZC's look, but feel that some of the AFVs are way too small in comparison with the infantry – more in line with old BT stuff. I also fancy just grabbing a bunch of Khurasan's & Antenociti's stuff in 15mm to save my eyes a bit of strain.

I'll probably do what I also do … wait, wait, wait and then get distracted by something else new & shiny.

Golgoloth Inactive Member04 Dec 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

And Pictor beat me to it any way :)

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2017 10:04 a.m. PST

I'm with ZuluPaul. I just stick to my favorite scales, 25mm and micro (1:300-ish).

I don't worry too much about miniature scale for starship games.

MajorB04 Dec 2017 11:22 a.m. PST


Legion 407 Dec 2017 7:06 a.m. PST

6mm SF rules !!!! evil grin

As far as AT, the new version with be 8mm, if the stories, rumors, etc., are correct. and it appears they are.

Now in saying that, those titans should fit in fine with the current 6mm models. And even then that scale varies at times. Scale Creep at it's best.

Regardless, the original titans were 1/500 and the original scale for most of the other Epic models were 6mm-1/285-1/300 … So … take that for what it is worth …

However, I have noted a small yet growing "movement" or 2-3 SF models … Which may also be a good scale, especially for longer range weapons.

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