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GatorGamesandBooks Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2022 11:06 a.m. PST

Getting into tabletop gaming should not be a huge hurdle. Check out my page here for a couple of ideas.


Zeelow07 Dec 2022 12:52 p.m. PST

No it isn't. I've played a one-on-one game both at home on a 2'x 3' map; then at a gaming convention.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2022 1:29 p.m. PST

Well, fine if it makes you happy, Gator. But you're talking skirmish games. For the WWII stuff, a couple boxes of soft plastics give you armies to play with until you get something painted, and cheap plastic fantasy and SF stuff seems to be common even in 28mm, so no need to shrink the squads either way.

Massed battles are trickier. I suspect the best solution is top-down cards taking up the same space as 3D units.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Dec 2022 2:38 p.m. PST

Sometimes, skirmish games are HARDER because you want to individualize all the figures.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2022 4:15 p.m. PST

We have a Napoleonic game coming up this weekend – 6mm with about 1000 figs per side on a 6 X 14 table – pretty much the opposite

Do like skirmish though – and I agree, painting up individual figs at 28mm is way different than swarms of 6mm French infantry (for one thing, limited expectations at 6mm)

GatorGamesandBooks Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2022 6:34 p.m. PST

Smaller units also mean faster play which allows folks more time to game or even to play with ever larger forces as you get comfortable with the rules.

Love some mass battles too!

Mister Tibbles08 Dec 2022 1:50 p.m. PST

A neat squad level WW2 game is Operation Squad Evolved. link

I'm a platoon level guy. I'm with you Gator.

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