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Lord Ashram14 Feb 2018 3:18 p.m. PST

Hey guys!

Just wondering… how popular is 10mm in moderns compared to the other scales?

MajorB14 Feb 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

How do you measure popularity?

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 3:56 p.m. PST

10mm would be an ideal scale if that's what you mean Ashram. Problem is there are few manufacturers and the ones that exist have limited ranges.

Lord Ashram14 Feb 2018 4:06 p.m. PST

Not sure, Major… I'm just only really familiar with 25mm and 15mm… I don't know a lot about the other scales, and was wondering if the moderns people played a lot at other scales:)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 7:50 p.m. PST

To me it is a great scale for the period due to vehicles and weapons ranges but, from what I can see, 15mm is on top for small battles, and 25mm and 15mm are both popular for skirmish gaming.

womble67 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 2:35 a.m. PST

My list of 10mm Useful Wargaming Manufacturers. hope it helps.

As always, comments are appreciated.

Take care

Andy

kabrank15 Feb 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

My group UK] play most large sized WW2 games with 10mm and are beginning to move into the modern period with the Pendraken and Timecast new ranges.

Plastic Soldier is thinking of producing some 10mm Modern as well.

So good times for 10mm

UshCha15 Feb 2018 4:13 p.m. PST

Certainly we play 1/144 as it's ideal for company battle groups in more open terrain. Now days with 3D prints the range is growing every month. AOTRS Shipyards alone puts out one new model a month for example and other folks ranges are increasing.

Personal logo MiniPatton Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

It's what I use, there are holes in the range but you can make up pretty decent forces at reasonable prices.

jeffbird Inactive Member13 Apr 2018 9:12 a.m. PST

I'd like to see more modern South African vehicles like the Ratel in varous forms, Rooikat, G6 Rhino and G5 155mm Howitzer.

Jeff

UshCha13 Apr 2018 11:41 a.m. PST

Jeffbird,
You are probably only going to get those if you either pay well over the odds or commission them. I have had commissions done for engineering vehicles because the designer cant sell enough to make any money. Typically it costs about £50.00 GBP which is not too bad for a unique model, plus other folk get the benefit of it. If you have it done just for you the price typically more than doubles.

jeffbird Inactive Member14 Apr 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

Will have wait till, i win the Euro Lottery 😅🤣🤦🏼‍♂️

Lion in the Stars14 Apr 2018 3:33 p.m. PST

Had Battlegroup Kursk been out in 2006, I think I would have gone 20mm(1/72) for my WW2 gaming. But since what I could get games in was Flames of War, I went with 15mm for almost everything, just to limit the terrain I need to deal with (Infinity needs a lot of terrain, and I've ended up with multiple different tables worth).

There are certainly times when 15mm is too big on the table (cue usual complaints about FoW's 'hub-to-hub' tanks that are usually 25m apart in groundscale), particularly in Urban battles. I'd want a 6x8 table for Stalingrad or Berlin, for example.

So dropping to 10mm would be good for that. Would probably take a 'pretty' ruleset like Battlegroup or Flames but showing all 10mm(1/144) models to really get things kicked off, though.

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