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Puttz99929 Dec 2018 6:29 p.m. PST

When using 15mm minis on a one inch grid, does one inch equal 5 feet? If not, what measurement should I be using?

khanscom29 Dec 2018 6:48 p.m. PST

If you're skirmishing (1:1 representation) then @ 2.5mm to the foot, 1 inch would represent about 10 feet.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian29 Dec 2018 6:57 p.m. PST

Depends on the rules you're using, I would think.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2018 8:39 p.m. PST

It's really your call. How many squares do you want to have for the ranges of the weapons? How many squares do you want to have for their movement each turn?

Trierarch29 Dec 2018 10:44 p.m. PST

15mm figures are between 1/100 and 1/120 scales – depending on how big your prototype person is and exactly how tall the figure is.

That give you between 100 inches (about scale 8 feet) and 120 inches (10 scale feet) to the square.


Martin Rapier30 Dec 2018 3:12 a.m. PST

I use Grids which represent anything from 30m to 10km, so it largely depends what level of game you are playing.

As noted above, if looking at a literal 1:1 translation, then 1" would represent 100 inches Irl. As the infantry battle typically opens at 1000 yards in modern warfare, you are going to need a big table or go with a smaller ground scale.

Thresher0130 Dec 2018 4:21 p.m. PST

I use 3mms per foot at 1:1 scale, for 15mm figs.

For gaming scale, I use 1" = 25m/yds. – 50m/yds. for game play.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2018 6:45 p.m. PST

Figure scale and ground scale typically are not the same thing. It represents what you want it to represent, or what the rules say it represents.

TNE230030 Dec 2018 8:21 p.m. PST

Traveller Snapshot and AHL
are 3 meters to the inch
on a 1/2 inch grid

1/2 in = 1.5 meters
4' 11" / pretty close to 5' even

UshCha06 Jan 2019 6:03 a.m. PST

We us 1" to 10m so that would work for 15mm. I does require dence terrain proably 20 houses in 2 villages and 30 ft or so of hedge plus road etc and add a few hills.

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2019 3:12 p.m. PST

Use Kallistra hex's. They are 4". In my modern African rules for my Peter Pig figures I do 150 yds per hex. Works great.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2019 4:21 p.m. PST

I use Kallistra hexes as well. At 15mm I think a 4 inch hex is about 40 feet normally at normal ground scale unless my math is off.


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