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"Changing Scales or Starting Over With One Scale" Topic


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Toy Soldier Green15 Oct 2018 4:45 p.m. PST

If you could go back and start over on your collection would you collect only one scale for all of your gaming? If so what scale would it be?

I've narrowed it down to three for myself, either 6mm, 10mm or 1/72. Pick on and stick with it. However as you have observed I couldn't pick just one to narrow it down.

So if the great eraser was about to wipe it all out except one I suppose I would say 10mm.

wolvermonkey15 Oct 2018 4:55 p.m. PST

I think I could do 2 sizes but not just 1. I'd do 15mm and 6mm. 6mm only cuz I need my mecha action. Otherwise it'd all be in 15mm.

Oberlindes Sol LIC15 Oct 2018 4:55 p.m. PST

No, I would not.

I had great experiences in all of the scales in which I've played and painted, even though I paint and play almost exclusively in 25mm now.

pmwalt15 Oct 2018 5:11 p.m. PST

I'd change scales over time … depends on what your interests are and how long you've been at it

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2018 5:28 p.m. PST

after2003- 2004 (the year of a series of unfortunate events). Our house flooded and we lost almost everything. So, hobby wise I did have to start over. This time I went with one scale (25mm) and limited my time period to Crimean War. Of course since then I have added American Rev War and now War of 1812. But I have kept it all in 25mm. Makes life easy.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

Probably would stick to two scales – 10mm and 28mm

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2018 6:07 p.m. PST

If I lost everything, the rebuild would be 1/72. But to the extent I'm rationalizing the armies, it's 5/6mm and 28mm, with 1/72 strictly for a travel army.

Winston Smith15 Oct 2018 6:08 p.m. PST

I would stick with 25/28mm.
I like the look best.

Gone Fishing15 Oct 2018 6:20 p.m. PST

I like 54mm by far the best, but am now considering a project in 20mm. Just goes to show…

parrskool16 Oct 2018 1:11 a.m. PST

6mm defo.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 2:42 a.m. PST

I would probably do 1/72 plastics for everything. There are so many nice sets out there now.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 4:20 a.m. PST

No. Some periods look better in certain scales. Having said that if I was just starting out with what's available now I may have just stayed with 1/72 plastics but those 40mm Little Britons do look nice:-)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 6:17 a.m. PST

No I would not limit to one scale.

If, hypothetically, I had to for some external reason over which I had no control, 15mm.

bruntonboy16 Oct 2018 6:27 a.m. PST

Nah,I love Indian food but I wouldn't eat it every day.
Variety is the spice of life as they say.

Legion 416 Oct 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

I'm with 6mm and stick'n to it !

Whirlwind16 Oct 2018 10:55 a.m. PST

No, I wouldn't go back and just collect one size of figure. I like 6mm for big battles and 1:1 company-level actions, but I would want at least one from 15mm, 20mm or 25/28mm for skirmish gaming.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 10:55 a.m. PST

I would do many of the scales that I currently do. Different scales for different types of games.

Hobhood416 Oct 2018 11:36 a.m. PST

Just sold all my 28s and started over with 15mm. Not that many figures as I wargame small in small spaces. I wish I'd always used 15s. Much faster to paint – at least in my style. I'd have got a lot more done with my restricted time.

Oberlindes Sol LIC16 Oct 2018 1:45 p.m. PST

If I did have to start over, I think that I would concentrate on three scales: 25/28mm for people; micro scale (1:285 or 1:300) for company to battalion level actions; and some scale that results in spaceships that are about 1-3 inches long.

CSherrange16 Oct 2018 2:17 p.m. PST

If i started over, id do everything in 28mm.

oldnorthstate17 Oct 2018 7:03 a.m. PST

Started with 15mm, then transitioned to 28mm and finally to 40mm for a couple of periods…sold all the 15mm but still have duplicate periods in both 28mm and 40mm.

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