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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Dec 2018 9:45 p.m. PST

…and more time playing. With 6mm figures/models.

True or false?

mumbasa22 Dec 2018 10:26 p.m. PST

I would say true although I paint very slowly ;)

Calico Bill23 Dec 2018 2:23 a.m. PST

Agree. That's one of the attractions of the scale. The other is that with many more minis on the table, my battles begin to look like battles, not skirmishes.

Durban Gamer23 Dec 2018 3:07 a.m. PST

Always worth keeping in mind that the smaller the scale of one's figures the more manageable gaming and storage become.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 3:24 a.m. PST

Probably although doing 6mm means you have ambitions for much larger numbers of troops

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 3:49 a.m. PST

Someone actually did a test in MWAN, years ago and concluded that it took him about the same time to fill a V&B 3"x3" base regardless of scale. I suspect that's about right. So probably a slight edge for 6mm, given most of us don't go as deep or use smaller stands.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 3:55 a.m. PST

That is a very strange ( read illogical) correlation.
I play about 180 full (2 hour +) games per year in various scales. I don't spend much time painting. Thus a 6mm player in the above scenario, gets in about 300+ full games per year? Don't think so.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

Depends on how many 6mm figures you're painting!

Legion 423 Dec 2018 10:16 a.m. PST

Not in my case … I spend a lot of time on my 6mm figures/models …

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

"Probably although doing 6mm means you have ambitions for much larger numbers of troops"

Which doesn't happen that often. While everyone dreams of massive armies most 6mm gamers I know do just enough stands to play a basic battle, which is pretty consistent with most gamers.

Fitzovich23 Dec 2018 5:37 p.m. PST

I game and collect (exclusively) in 6mm and I spend as little time painting as possible. I much prefer paper ships and figures whenever possible. I would rather be gaming than painting.

khanscom23 Dec 2018 6:20 p.m. PST

For me, the attraction of 6mm (or thereabouts) figures is the ability to field larger armies-- not to play on a smaller table. Details on the smaller figures take a bit more time to paint, so with more figures to paint there isn't much of a time saving.

IMO 10mm is the optimal scale-- small enough to field large armies with details more readily rendered (within reason). Too bad I have so many 15s waiting in the painting queue :-(

von Schwartz23 Dec 2018 6:42 p.m. PST

With 15s you can field relatively large armies on a smaller tables and still get reasonable detail with the painting.
That's why I went with 15s, well that and the fact that I "Suck out Loud" at painting. Tried doing 25s Biblical once, naked Libyans didn't require much for detailing but they still looked horrible.

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