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captaincold6917 Apr 2022 9:36 p.m. PST

I'm thinking of playing GMT's Panzer but using 6mm miniatures instead of counters. Maybe a couple 3d printed houses to give it a bit of a 3d look.

I love my 15mm I ain't been shot/chain of command games but setting up and breaking down a table for solo gaming is tedious. Sometimes I just want to throw down a map and place some minis on the table and play in minutes.

So, anyone here play board games using minis? Any tips, tricks or advice?

JMcCarroll18 Apr 2022 5:40 a.m. PST

ASL and Panzerblitz with 1/285 (6mm) in the early 80's. From there I went from board games to miniatures. Not the same, but setup with map boards does make for an easy set up.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Apr 2022 5:47 a.m. PST

I tried it during quarantine. In the end I just played boardgames solo. Minis just didn't add much, they just looked out of place.

Andrew LA18 Apr 2022 6:36 a.m. PST

I have done a few boardgames with miniatures – B17 Solo board wargame by Avalon Hill with 1/300 aircraft is quite fun. Converting ground warfare to figures requires a bigger map normally as the figures are far larger than counters. I have done Flight Leader by Avalon Hill with 1/300 aircraft on a large hex mat which worked well. Also done Wooden Ships and Iron Men by Avalon Hill with a large sea hex mat and 1/1200 ship models which was also a lot of fun. I did get a massive scan printed for me of Raid on St Nazaire solitaire game (bascially blew the map up to 6 feet long) and have 1/600 scale ships and 1/300 figures. It does look impressive on the table :-)

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2022 7:02 a.m. PST

We do many of the Commands and Colors games using miniatures instead of the wooden blocks provided with the games.


A picture of the Battle of Thannuris (528AD) using the C&C Medieval rules on a 6" hexed mat.


Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2022 10:25 a.m. PST

I played a couple of times Advance Squad Leader with miniatures. Very fun games.

14Bore18 Apr 2022 4:31 p.m. PST

I would think it's a good mix

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2022 6:04 p.m. PST

Only ones that come with miniatures. Of course, there's always Ogre.

Gozerius29 Apr 2022 5:25 p.m. PST

Fighting Wings with 1:300 or 1:700 aircraft minis on telescopic flight stands.

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