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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Aug 2020 2:51 p.m. PST

What type of terrain do your 6mm sci-fi armies normally fight in?

* grassland/green
* desert
* Martian desert/red
* lunar craters

dmebust Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2020 4:15 p.m. PST

All of the above. Honestly we have a vast array of terrain and tend to change it up to keep things interesting and fresh. Have fun!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2020 5:08 p.m. PST

All of the above plus urban and forest.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2020 5:36 p.m. PST


Outposts. Very, very rough and inhospitable area – desert (including arctic ones), mountains, jungle, forest, craters, canyons/canals, volcanic, and so on – with a large cluster of buildings/machinery and often one or two smaller clusters. Occasionally a board-spanning logistic element – pipeline, conduit, orbital elevator, train track, etc.

Legion 416 Aug 2020 6:03 a.m. PST

All and any ! Like in the old Stargate series, they'd be on planets of all types and even eras. Weird alien terrain and structures, Ancient, Gothic, etc., etc., … it's a big Universe out there. So I try to reflect it on my table … 🌌

williamb16 Aug 2020 8:07 a.m. PST

all kinds of terrain.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2020 10:51 a.m. PST

I think your poll is going to need a category for "nothing typical -- we play in many different kinds of terrain"

Valderian16 Aug 2020 12:50 p.m. PST

I agree with Legion 4 and Oberlindes Sol LIC.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2020 2:58 p.m. PST

And yet, there's a depressing regularity to the "Middle Eastern village that totally isn't Mos Eisley" theme in a lot of 6mm sci-fi gaming. I'm not sure if it's because it's easy to make and can be essentially timeless, but there's a lot of them adobe-looking huts out there on gaming tables.

Legion 418 Aug 2020 5:55 a.m. PST

I have some ME/desert structures from various model companies. I do like that look …

Valderian18 Aug 2020 5:55 a.m. PST

@javelin98 Nailed it! evil grin evil grin evil grin

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2020 12:02 p.m. PST

Those looks good…!




Legion 420 Aug 2020 4:19 p.m. PST

thumbs up

Valderian21 Aug 2020 12:42 p.m. PST

Brigade Models has many exclusive 6mm buildings on the market like underground structures and tons of desert buildings.

Legion 422 Aug 2020 7:05 a.m. PST

They do make some Great Stuff !!!!

Covert Walrus04 Sep 2020 4:01 p.m. PST

And let's not forget the lovely Monorail system Brigade Models UK do that keeps selling out!

I'll also add these chaps Who have some breathtakingly nice 3d printed terrain and s STL files for sale both and even the (Currently under re-organisation ) Hardware Studios, who have a couple of overlays for using Chessex dice containers as buildings, and also have a few items on Shapeways as "print on demand" link

Valderian05 Sep 2020 5:30 a.m. PST

Good links!
CP Models also has a Repulsorlift Train link
Again CP Models has some nice sets of buildings (got to have some soon) link
Vanguard Miniatures also sells from 4 manufacturers link
You may customize buildings with sets from GZG link
Good are also some of the buildings and ruins for WW2 that with some mods could be well used for sci-fi: Scotia Grendel may help here link and also H&R (though currently they are out of stock, fyi like too many of their products) link
As terrain features you may used radar dishes or rockets (! I should try some)again from Scotia Grendel link

Legion 405 Sep 2020 6:19 a.m. PST

Cp has some great old 6mm SF Angel Barracks models. Including Terrain, vehicles, Infantry, etc. ! Scroll thru ! link

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