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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2023 4:47 p.m. PST

"These are three 6"x6" minefields for use primarily with Chain of Command, which prescribes minefields of this size. They can also be used for other 28mm WWII games as well. While mines might not typically be visible, I find this representation to be quite recognizable by the players on the tabletop. The mines are 3D printed. Two of the bases are turfed MDF bases and a third, on thin clear acrylic for placing minefields across roads, or in urban areas…"



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Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2023 4:52 p.m. PST

Well, ok… but whole point of mine fields is that not visible!

HMS Exeter24 May 2023 4:58 p.m. PST

If it was me trying to do this, which, admittedly it is not, I would craft a round base with some lumpy turves scarred at the center by a small blast crater with a casualty figure prone close by.

Nine pound round25 May 2023 3:59 a.m. PST

You'd be surprised. Years ago, driving down the Israeli-Jordanian border with an Army buddy, we noticed that the rings for the buried mines were clearly visible- so visible, that over my voluble protests, he stopped the car, walked in the minefield, and insisted I take his picture.

I did, but had zero intention of following, even in his footsteps.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2023 3:15 p.m. PST



Joe1870 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2023 4:21 p.m. PST

Can you share where you got the 3D stl files for the mines?

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2023 6:53 a.m. PST

Actually there are a number of cases where mines are quite visible. For example while traveling through out the former Yugoslavia as part of the UN forces we came up on a number of faction checkpoints where the mines were quite visible all the more so to discourage anyone thinking of bypassing the checkpoint along the shoulders of the road.

Many times minefields are clearly marked. Mines are designed, among other things, to delay a force or funnel it into areas such as kill zones. As to whether or not there are mines and are they all active, dummy, or some mix well that is part of their purpose.

UshCha26 May 2023 12:46 p.m. PST

So 6" represents about 10m at model scale. You Have about 17 mines. A tactical minefield has a density of around 2 mines per meter (about 50% chance of a detonation when crossing) so not bad for a tactical minefield. If it was blocking about (99% of a detonation) it would need more like 40 mines. Not sure what your game rates for percentage detonation.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2023 3:29 p.m. PST



Legionarius28 May 2023 4:14 p.m. PST

A minefield detected is a minefield avoided. (Unless you are in a Russian penal battalion and are being used as human mine clearers.)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2023 4:30 p.m. PST



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