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rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2022 6:15 a.m. PST

I have the Perrys' "Travel Battle" game and I played "Hannibal" and enjoyed it. I don't play "Travel Battle" but I have gotten a bunch of the figs and spray painted them for Austrian, French and Bavarian forces. I was thinking the same thing could be done for ancient Romans (and Greeks, etc. for that matter). Does anyone make 8-12 mm ancients figs similar to the "Travel Battle" figs? I looked at The Plastic Soldier Company's 15mm figs and they are a possibility, but smaller would be better for my thinking.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Apr 2022 6:23 a.m. PST

Baccus 6mm are close to 8mm

Olg Glory 10mm come in 4 man strips?

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2022 6:46 a.m. PST

6-12mm sound fine, thank you. Anything in plastic? (forgot to put that in the original post.)

marmont1814 Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Apr 2022 12:42 p.m. PST

are not all wargames portable or have I been playing wrong for 40 years

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2022 8:57 a.m. PST

Well, marmont, we didn't want to say anything, but…

Agreed that pretty much all miniatures games can be moved with a big enough truck (or in some cases a convoy) I see "portable" used in relation to miniatures games to mean something which can be carried with one hand--say from a smallish suitcase or laptop carrier down to a courier bag.

I love my 28mm horse & musket on a 6x8 table, but a 2mm game which fits in a laptop carrier is more likely to be taken on my next vacation.

blank frank17 May 2022 2:26 p.m. PST

If your aim is for a portable war game then look no further than Bob Cordery's excellent Portable war game books. Games are often played on 8x8 grid. They seem to be developing a smaller 3x3 game!

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