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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 9:29 a.m. PST

Yeah yeah yeah. "It's not s SCALE! It's a SIZE!!!"
Moving right along…

Way back in the previous century, I started gaming AWI. I pretty much stuck with 25mm Hinchliffe. Any other ranges were in the whole 25mm size. More or less. I never saw any 15mm figures that I considered decent looking.
Now, I have friends who do AWI in 15mm and current ranges look pretty nice.
But I've never regretted sticking with 25/28mm. BTW, as far as I'm concerned, those two scales are equivalent and have never had any issues mixing them. YMMV.
The last time I bothered to check, we had a game with 15 different AWI manufacturers on the table, all nominally within the 25/28mm category. The sky did not fall.

I'll let suggestions flood in, and will let Dear Editor structure the poll as he wishes.

For me:
28mm, combined with 25mm.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 9:32 a.m. PST

By the way, one of my favorite manufacturers is Fife and Drum, and Jim calls his figures 1/56, but to me they're 28mm.
Separating them in a poll would needlessly dilute results. But maybe that's what you want. grin

Basically, I consider 25mm, 28mm and 1/56 equivalent, because that's how I have collected.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 9:40 a.m. PST

6mm. I like to try and get the terrain components of historical battles more or less right and I feel this scale gives me the best option for a 4 x 6 table. For me, 6mm represents massed units quite well, so regiments look more like regiments.

I also am more of a gamer than figure craftsman and collector. But I have been amazed by the beautiful details some create with 6-8mm.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 9:41 a.m. PST

I play in 15mm, 1/72, 28mm and 54mm.

Little Red26 Aug 2021 9:43 a.m. PST


cavcrazy26 Aug 2021 9:49 a.m. PST


epturner Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 10:00 a.m. PST

25mm. Or 28mm. Or 1/56th scale…

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

When I get back, John, I do have one request…

The Wyoming Massacre.

Please and thank you.


Lascaris26 Aug 2021 10:20 a.m. PST

28mm using Front Rank miniatures. Playing a battle with my brother as I type this using Carnage & Glory for rules.

mad monkey 126 Aug 2021 10:21 a.m. PST

When we did play AWI, 15mm.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 10:22 a.m. PST

I play in 15mm, 1/72, 28mm and 54mm.
Why do you limit yourself so much? grin

mildbill26 Aug 2021 10:25 a.m. PST

15mm for me, but I consider this a sideline period for my tastes. If I were serious about the period I think that 25mm would be the best option due to the small size of the battles. F&I also is a sideline for me.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 10:27 a.m. PST

15mm only.

My terrain collection is scaled for 15mm miniatures, and I started into this period by buying a large painted collection at a flea market.

All Sir Garnett26 Aug 2021 10:34 a.m. PST

10mm Pendraken (When I get around to ordering them)

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 10:37 a.m. PST

Eric, it will be on the calendar.

huron72526 Aug 2021 10:43 a.m. PST

15, 28 and 40.

Londonplod Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 10:44 a.m. PST

28mm with Perry and the superb Fire & Drum figures

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 11:03 a.m. PST

15s for our group using F & F AWI.

Bill N26 Aug 2021 11:06 a.m. PST

28mm at a 1:10 ratio using figures from several manufacturers.

Disco Joe26 Aug 2021 11:08 a.m. PST


Jeffers26 Aug 2021 11:33 a.m. PST

15mm to 25mm to 6mm (quick dalliance with 18mm) and back to 25mm using a mix of Hinchliffe, Perry and Fife and Drum. That's where I am staying.

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 11:48 a.m. PST

28mm. In fact, the AWI was my first venture away from 15mm

Porthos26 Aug 2021 12:04 p.m. PST

15mm (Peter Pig).

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 12:05 p.m. PST

25/28mm "horse & musket." I've done 1/72. There were 10mm armies. There are 54mm in the garage, not all painted, and 6mm in the house at the very end of the painting queue. The AWI has battles of a comfortable size for tabletops.

John Leahy26 Aug 2021 12:07 p.m. PST

1/72 – 20mm, 28mm and 54mm.



dantheman Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 12:16 p.m. PST

I have a 25/28mm collection and play smaller battles and skirmishes.

Recently bought Blue Moon 18mm to flesh out my Napoleonic armies. I was impressed…tempted to build armies in this scale…but I need more figures like I need a hole in the head….but Command and Colors Tricorne may look good with minis…resist, RESIST!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 12:28 p.m. PST

25/28mm and 54mm.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 1:02 p.m. PST


Perfect scale for this period as you don't need a whole lot of figures to have enough. Although my collection has gotten out of control. The Perry figures are so nice, how could you do any other scale?

Phillius Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 1:08 p.m. PST


DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 1:31 p.m. PST

15mm and 40mm

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 1:43 p.m. PST

Whatever scale/size the BMC/Marx/Current knockoff toy plastic bagged sets areó I think 1/32?

I also have downloaded, printed, and based the paper minis from the Junior General website, so whatever size/scale those are.

advocate26 Aug 2021 2:10 p.m. PST

I have a small 28mm collection for large skirmish action. Were I going for battles it would be 10 or 15mm. But I'm not going to start another collection. No sir. Absolutely not.

Goldwyrm26 Aug 2021 2:22 p.m. PST


DOUGKL26 Aug 2021 2:46 p.m. PST


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 2:54 p.m. PST

"True" 25mm!


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 4:11 p.m. PST


khanscom26 Aug 2021 4:19 p.m. PST

15mm from Peter Pig, Stone Mountain, and a few Minifigs.

Mister Tibbles26 Aug 2021 4:40 p.m. PST

When I played AWI 20 years ago, it was Old Glory 28mm using Age of Reason.

At a game meet one Saturday when I and old friends were playing a 28mm AWI game, a few guys at the neighboring table were playing 15mm AWI. It was heresy to us! (The figs were Stone Mountain.)

Now, I like all size figures. So many choices. A couple years ago, I watched a beautiful 40mm AWI game.

Personal logo cloudcaptain Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 5:00 p.m. PST


Berzerker7326 Aug 2021 5:10 p.m. PST


Blasted Brains26 Aug 2021 5:29 p.m. PST

15 mm. Rank and File for rules, manufacturer agnostic but mostly they are all represented in my collection.

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 5:56 p.m. PST

Full size.

rmaker26 Aug 2021 6:47 p.m. PST


Lieutenant Lockwood26 Aug 2021 7:31 p.m. PST


FusilierDan26 Aug 2021 7:51 p.m. PST

Front Rank, Old Glory, Perry, Fife and Drum. Firing Line, Foundry, Brigade Games, Eureka.

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 8:05 p.m. PST

25/28mm Started with Hinchliffe and Minifig 25mm figures, but have added Redoubt, Perry, Foundry, and a few "who knows?" to the lot. My core units have seen rough usage over the years with missing bayonets and shortened muskets (certain Hinchliffe poses in particular are prone to this) that I haven't bothered fixing.

KSmyth26 Aug 2021 8:33 p.m. PST

28's. Mostly Front Rank and Perry figures.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 10:44 p.m. PST

For AWI … 25/28mm, 40mm, 54mm.

AWI is one of four eras that I have more than one scale of figures. Medieval (25/28, 40), F&IW (25/28, 40), and WW2 (6mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25/28mm) are the others.

I could probably track down 54mm for Medieval, ACW (25/28 as well) and WW2 if I pulled them from my parent's attic. So that'd make AWI being 1 of 5 eras in more than one scale.

Green Tiger27 Aug 2021 1:14 a.m. PST

1/72 though they have never made it to the table…

Corporal Steiner Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2021 3:34 a.m. PST


See some after action reports and a campaign here:

Fat Wally27 Aug 2021 4:31 a.m. PST


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