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2D6Wargamer04 Jun 2018 7:25 p.m. PST

Lately I was mulling over gaming Cold War era scenarios with Pico Armor. Does anyone do this and if so how do you like using the 3mm scale in this time period?

I've seen photos of Pico tanks but how do you find their sculpting quality?

What miniatures rules play well with the Cold War and the Pico 3mm scale?


williamb04 Jun 2018 7:45 p.m. PST

see He seems to prefer Fist Full of Tows 3 as do I.
Almost any rule set will work with pico armor. It just depends on what scale ratio you want to use for the vehicles such as 1:1, a unit/base represents a platoon, or more.

Sudwind04 Jun 2018 9:51 p.m. PST

I really like these minis. I think they look best deployed enmasse on diorama style stands…representing a battalion or more per stand.

Frostie04 Jun 2018 11:54 p.m. PST

The minis are stunning, such lovely figures for such small models!

They are great for multi basing too and that looks great in Fist Full of Tows

repaint05 Jun 2018 6:02 a.m. PST

5core company commander fits the bill for me.

creativeguy05 Jun 2018 9:47 a.m. PST

I love them and have been basing them for 5Core Brigade Commander.

2D6Wargamer05 Jun 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

I haven't checked but is it easy to find terrain and buildings in the 3mm scale?

coopman06 Jun 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

Some people use the houses & motels from Monopoly games. There is an endless supply of those.

coopman06 Jun 2018 7:21 p.m. PST

As cheap as they are, you can order a small sampling of them and have them in your hands in a few days. I am happy with the detail on them. They are quite nice for their scale. You can't get GHQ type detail on minis that are half the size, but they are really nice.

tommyatkins07 Jun 2018 9:28 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the input!

NCC1701D23 Jun 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

I'm on the fence myself between the Pico 3mm versus the GHQ 6mm minis. The Pico is cheap but the 3mm look "lumpy" to me. The GHQ have sharper detail but are more expensive to buy. Decisions, decisions …

MiniPatton09 Jul 2018 4:05 p.m. PST

I have a ton of 1/600 and base at 1:1 with a platoon on a base. They look great and are definitely easier on the pocket than Micro Armor.

Lookingglassman01 Sep 2018 6:28 p.m. PST

Pico Armor is great! They also sell buildings.

UshCha28 Sep 2018 1:48 a.m. PST

If there is a problem with buildings AOTRS Shipyards could be pursusded to make some 3D printed ones. Just say what you needed and how many and you could get lucky. UK is best US the problem with postage may be off putting.

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