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21 Jan 2019 11:44 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 Jan 2019 11:43 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Would you want a Merry-Go-Round in 28mm scale?

72% said "no, I do not want"
9% said "yes, I want one"
5% said "not my scale"

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 3:11 p.m. PST

But how am i every going to make a cool dark's carnival layout. there was a super Joker's carnival for dc heroes at Adepticon several years ago and it was a one off.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 4:19 p.m. PST

Get one from a company that makes railroad scenery.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2019 6:02 a.m. PST

If you add the word RR to a item the price goes up by 100 percent.

Dennis22 Jan 2019 6:53 a.m. PST

Here you are, a 25mm Carousel kit in pdf & cardboard from Oz:

link

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2019 3:49 a.m. PST

No, but I would very much like a bandstand.

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2019 9:02 p.m. PST

FYI – There is a carousel available as a printable 3D .STL file. Which, since it is printable, could be scaled up or down within reason to hit other scales.

Company is Z1 Designs.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jan 2019 5:48 a.m. PST

The problem with a carousel in wargaming (as opposed to dioramas or railroading) is that I don't just want either:

(1) A big, decorative piece of cylindrical blocking terrain

or

(2) A small, decorative piece of cylindrical blocking terrain with a larger cylinder of ornate terrain that reduces ranged combat effectiveness.

I want figures to be able to run through it, dodge back and forth amoung the horses and carts, and have lines of fire and movement open and close in interesting ways. To do this, I need at least two annuli where figures' bases can fit with one ring of horses between and one on the outside.

Really, to do this, you have to compromise and use two rings of flats for the horses. Also, don't put polls on the tops because you don't want to have to reach down between them to move figures. Even without polls, the horse flats need to curve along the ring or they will gum up figure movement.

So what we want to be a fast=paced, dynamically exciting game of dodge and dash becomes a fidgety-widget, time consuming drag. I might as well play [insert your own opinion of a game here]!

The Angry Piper31 Jan 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

I have a small one…ideal for a child-size carousel. It's a cake decoration. Cost me like $1.50 USD.

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chironex02 Feb 2019 10:41 p.m. PST

…yet.

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