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dr beard16 May 2023 7:23 a.m. PST

After a very long time away from it I've been looking at micro-armour again. Here's my findings/ramblings with comparisons between Butlers' Printed Models and Heroics & Ros.


All the best
Andy Dr B

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2023 7:29 a.m. PST

Nicely done. Thank you. May I put in a kind word for Irregular? Cheap, prompt, and multiple versions of each tank.

Whirlwind16 May 2023 8:41 a.m. PST

thanks dr beard, interesting. Just on the prices, I think there is a nuance: for BPM, the Chieftain and the Panther are £1.46 GBP/tank, but the Sherman is £0.89 GBP/tank.

dr beard16 May 2023 8:58 a.m. PST

Thanks both. How could I forget about Irregular, hobby stalwarts. I may have some of theirs, if so I'll dig out and add them in.
Whirlwind, you're quite right about the price of the Sherman and other smaller tanks. I'll amend and republish.

UshCha16 May 2023 10:17 a.m. PST

Have you considered 1/144. The trouble you will have is many battles in WW2 were combined arms. That was always a big issue. We fight at a ground scale of 1mm represents 1. That is the same as for older 1/300 games but use 1/144 figures. Larger figures make it far easier to play foot. However if your ground scale is much larger say 1mm represents 2m or even 5m, your battlefield is more like a map so the figures are representative of whole units, the problem, I have never seen resolved in such cases is the figures take up too little space relative to the forces they are representing. This failure is peculiar to moderns, Napolionic do seem to get this much closer but the terrain is not as complex as some WW2 battles with hedges that are critical only 150m appart.

Fred Mills16 May 2023 4:59 p.m. PST

Nice post. I've never used BPM. But H&R I own and have ordered from several times. Prompt, friendly service each time has made them a go-to.

cent at war19 May 2023 6:02 a.m. PST

BPM models seem to scale best with GHQ models the high resolution resin are excellent more expensive but you certainly get a very high quality model.

N Drury19 May 2023 7:04 a.m. PST

You mention Baccus briefly, I had thought these were larger than GHQ, possibly closer to 1:250.

If you have access to a 3D printer, the (free) Bergman files, nominally for 1:100, can be scaled down to 1:285 for a resin printer.

Whirlwind20 May 2023 7:15 a.m. PST

You mention Baccus briefly, I had thought these were larger than GHQ, possibly closer to 1:250.

Yes, they seem to be. Visually they work 'okay' with GHQ stuff but not so well with H&R and Irregular (from the stuff I have). Funnily enough, visuals seem to work by type, so you can get away with smaller artillery pieces (e.g. H&R) with bigger tanks (e.g. Baccus), and vice versa, better than if there are two different versions of similar tanks.

dr beard24 May 2023 7:46 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone for your further comments, more food for thought. I'll be looking further into this over the coming weeks. All the best Andy.

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