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captaincold6901 Nov 2018 9:07 a.m. PST

Played a IABSM game a couple nights ago on a 3x3 area using 6mm.

Anyone have a similar setup and if so, have any pictures to show what it looks like.

Rather not commit to buying anything until I see what it looks like.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 9:35 a.m. PST

I don't see why not.

Sorry, no pics available, but 3' x 3' should be plenty of room to do that.

BorisTheSpider01 Nov 2018 9:57 a.m. PST

Infantry battles would be fine imagine…

Mister Tibbles01 Nov 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

I've regularly played a platoon per side on a 3x5 dining room table with plenty of room. I played a couple of the same level games on a 3x3 in urban terrain, which makes for a tense game.

advocate01 Nov 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

PBI uses a grid 8 by 8 I think, for company sized games. You might get away with 4.5" squares rather than the recommended 6".

captaincold6901 Nov 2018 10:19 a.m. PST

Might just stick with IABSM in 6mm and CoC in 15mm on the same table size.

Guess it's that easy :)

Thanks folks

22ndFoot01 Nov 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

Those are approximately the true ground scale of the respective rules so you should be fine. I haven't tried IABSM in 6mm but I've done CoC in both 15mm and 28mm and both work very well. If anything, 15mm is better because of the groundscale thing as long as you can identify weapons.

captaincold6901 Nov 2018 11:31 a.m. PST

that and I just love 15mm over any other scale! :)

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 6:17 p.m. PST

You could get a couple of folding tables, if you need more room.

Two would give you a 5' x 6' playing surface.

A folding ping-pong table will give you 5' x 9'.

captaincold6902 Nov 2018 6:57 a.m. PST

We downsized into a 1 bdr condo. There won't be a folding table in my future:)

Realized that there is a game store 10 minutes away from home. Not a place I'd want to play a casual solo game of anything, but he has pretty big tables AND I could go 20-28mm if I wanted, but at 15mm on a big table I could still do big battles.

Martin Rapier02 Nov 2018 9:59 a.m. PST

Fireball Forward has lots of pint sized company level scenarios at a very similar scale to IABSM. Brecourt Manor is on a 2x3!

We played that in 15mm and was fine.

Walking Sailor02 Nov 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

DBA is played on 2x2. FLGS had lots of 2x2 tiles (blue board), some with roads inscribed. At one time we played Command Decision (1"=50 yds/m thus 24"x50=1200 yds/m), in 15mm, on single tiles. A reinforced infantry company per side. Use lots of terrain to limit long range shots. Any game using that ground scale should be playable on that size board.

You might also consider Extra Crispy's Battlefield in a Box link

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

Ah, I see.

Game store is a decent option then.

Our local club uses meeting rooms at local libraries for free on weekends, so you might check into that too. They have many folding tables.

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