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Inconceivable23 Jul 2019 9:59 a.m. PST

Looking to get into modern skirmish using Force on Force. Wondering which scale, in your opinion, has the most variety of figures, vehicles, terrain, etc. available for purchase.

shaun from s and s models23 Jul 2019 10:59 a.m. PST


Personal logo martinjpayne1964 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2019 11:06 a.m. PST

20mm (1/72 or 1/76 scale)

Umpapa23 Jul 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

20 mm (1:72)

Tgunner23 Jul 2019 2:25 p.m. PST

I'll toss in 15mm. Modern 15mm has price and quality going for it. You can get most vehicles for less than $15 USD and the ranges are rather extensive now. Better still the individual figures are actually very detailed.


Also there are plenty of terrain choices out there too. It's an excellent scale that works just great for skirmish. The final, and best in my opinion, reason is space. You have have a rip snorting fire fight in just a 4' by 4' space and not wreck your budget in the process.

MajorB23 Jul 2019 3:43 p.m. PST


coopman23 Jul 2019 4:11 p.m. PST

How big is your table?

foxweasel23 Jul 2019 4:11 p.m. PST

Did put 40mm but then realized the question included vehicles and buildings.

Irish Marine23 Jul 2019 4:51 p.m. PST

I was a 28mm guy but I got tired of trying to find armor, gear, buildings everything. So I turned to 20mm. More figures, cheaper, plus diecast armor is easy to find and you can use it right out of the box.

RKE Steve23 Jul 2019 5:32 p.m. PST


saltflats192923 Jul 2019 6:47 p.m. PST


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2019 4:20 a.m. PST

I started with 15mm. Then Empress and Eureka lured me into 28mm.

Sergeant Paper24 Jul 2019 9:08 a.m. PST

15mm. Diecast armor is nothing but myth out here.

Buckeye AKA Darryl25 Jul 2019 3:00 a.m. PST

I think all three sizes (15mm, 20mm, and 25/28mm) have plenty of figure choices and terrain to choose from. It becomes more of a question of perhaps storage and table space, although most Force on Force scenarios are 4 feet by 4 feet or smaller in size, even for 25/28mm.

Some considerations:
Are you planning on gaming in ublic where carrying large pieces of terrain and heavier figures and vehicles become a burden?

Painting – Are you someone who enjoys the masterpieces one can create in 25/28mm or would you rather do a solid paint job and get the figures perhaps a bit more quickly from painting table to gaming table?

Costs – 15mm forces and terrain for FoF can be gathered fairly cheaply, but for large scales prices are much higher for the same number of figures.

Nations – What are you looking to recreate? Have a fave nation or two you want to do? Checking to see who makes those may determine what size figure you use.

I personally go with 15mm, but there are some amazing figures in 25/28 and RH Models (Liberation Miniatures) make some very nice 20mm (as do Elheim).

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