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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

Do you use the same trees for your 15mm games that you use for your 25/28mm games?

I spose there should be an option for "I don't have 15mm and 25/28mm games."

Stryderg19 Sep 2018 12:52 p.m. PST

Yes. For me, it's more about the tactical problem than the eye candy. Although, I do like looking at eye candy, just can't create it myself.

Winston Smith19 Sep 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

Yes. Of course.
Trees are just like dragons. A nice 25mm dragon is a really impressive 15mm one.

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

I like the visuals. But I have smaller trees that work well for both scales. I find that smaller trees work okay in 28, where they look a bit bigger in 15mm.

Glengarry519 Sep 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

I have used the same trees for 15MM/28MM but I am now having second thoughts I am looking at investing in more trees for 15MM. I find 15MM trees work better in a 28MM game than 28MM trees in a 15MM game.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

Actually, I keep a full range of sizes--54, 28, 20, 15, microscale and 2mm. But like most wargame trees, they're a little underscale compared with the troops. When I need a Size Humongous tree, I go to the next larger scale.

saltflats192919 Sep 2018 2:17 p.m. PST

Nope. Seperate box of trees for each.

Markconz19 Sep 2018 2:51 p.m. PST

Yes definitely! And the reverse.

Yellow Admiral19 Sep 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

Trees are almost trees.

My deciduous and conifer tree collection was built for 15mm, but I went for smaller trees, so many look like banzai trees near 20mm troops. Near 28mm miniatures they'd look like saplings.

I recently built a big palm forest for a 15mm Guadalcanal game using someone else's troops. Now that I'm shopping for miniatures of my own and trying to settle on a scale, I've discovered that many of the trunks of my palm forest look too scrawny next to 20mm soldiers, but should look fine with 10mm troops. I may end up going with 15mm WWII after all, just to preserve terrain synergy.

I long ago set out to build much smaller scale trees for 6mm, and will also use those with 3mm troops and 1/600 scale naval miniatures, but not 1/1200 or smaller naval craft.

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Fingerspitzengefuhl19 Sep 2018 5:11 p.m. PST

A mature oak could be 60 ft tall so 10 times your figure height! I play some 25mm games but don't have any 25cm tall trees!! Most are 10-15cm tall so just right for my 15mm troops!!!

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 6:21 p.m. PST

Mostly yes but I do have a number of trees scales correctly as very large mature trees in 28mm used for a secured grove in fantasy. Visually Ithey look too tall for 28mm although they scale correctly. No way can I use them for 15mm.

Except for that scared grove I happily use the same trees for goth 15mm and 28mm.


Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 8:23 p.m. PST

There is some overlap--my 15mm trees get used for stunty little Icelandic trees, for example.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 8:40 p.m. PST


Dynaman878920 Sep 2018 2:10 a.m. PST

I use the same trees for 15mm and 6mm games. Kinda the same idea.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2018 2:40 a.m. PST


I have a range of tree sizes, and use whatever fits the scenario. So there are a group of them that are large 15mm and small 28mm trees.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2018 6:50 a.m. PST

I have a variety of trees in different sizes. I go with the ones that look right with the battle and scale of the figures.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

Yellow Admiral, I hope you meant "bonsai" trees. A banzai tree would presumably be a huorn with a serious attack bonus.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2018 7:54 a.m. PST

Not really and Kinda…

for 15mm I like my trees to be around 3" with some 5" sprinkled in.

for 28mm I like my trees to be around 5" with some 8" one thrown in here and there.

wrgmr120 Sep 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

I use the same trees for 28 and 20mm.

jefritrout20 Sep 2018 8:26 a.m. PST

I know that TreeGirl makes 4 different sized trees. They range from about 1.5 inches to about 7 inches, and none of them are exactly a uniform height. I use the "proper" size for the game that I am playing.

Sgt Slag20 Sep 2018 10:14 a.m. PST

I play 25mm/28mm, and 54mm -- nothing else, really. I use trees interchangeably as I can't store 54mm sized trees! Already out of storage, as is, for my 25mm/28mm! I play games, not simulations, so it works for me, and my compatriots. Cheers!

AICUSV20 Sep 2018 5:50 p.m. PST

I use different sizes – for my 15mm figures I use trees that are closer to 10mm scale. But then again I switched most of my building to 10mm for 15mm troops. For my 28mm figures I have a mix of trees, some are home made, some are from model Railroading, I also have a few of the Britain's trees (these are for 54mm and I was able to pick them up cheap years ago). Although the look of the table top is important to me, I've come to like the appearance and the practicality of the under sized pieces. I'm now looking into redoing my 28mm pieces.

14Bore23 Sep 2018 2:21 p.m. PST

Considering a tree can be 20' or 100' don't see any problem with using any for all

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