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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Apr 2024 5:46 a.m. PST

Which scale of figures do you prefer when gaming the English Civil War?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 6:03 a.m. PST


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 6:27 a.m. PST


Steamingdave212 Apr 2024 6:40 a.m. PST

For smaller battles definitely 28mm. For bigger battles, my available table size means 15mm work best.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 7:23 a.m. PST

Very much a matter of battle size. 2mm or 6mm for Marston Moor or Naseby, but forage in 28mm.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 7:50 a.m. PST

15s for pitched battles. But for ECW themed skirmish games, 25/28s or whatever scale Bloody Miniatures are.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 8:44 a.m. PST

15mm for battles

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 9:04 a.m. PST


skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 9:19 a.m. PST


Son of MOOG12 Apr 2024 9:26 a.m. PST

15mm all the way

BillyNM12 Apr 2024 9:58 a.m. PST

25mm all the way.

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 10:14 a.m. PST

I do Thirty Year's war in 10mm. If I were to do ECW I would also do it in 10mm.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 11:05 a.m. PST
Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 11:16 a.m. PST

A year ago, my buddies and I bought into Warlords Epic Pike and Shot. They are somewhere between 10 and 15mm (IIRC 13mm) but painting goes fast as they come in strips. Contrast paints work well. This is a period where the massed look works well.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 11:50 a.m. PST

I've re-worked some old 2mm armies for 'For King & Parliament' and that is my only ECW army.

Mollinary12 Apr 2024 12:23 p.m. PST

10/12mm, which covers Pendraken, AIm/Minifigs and some Old Glory.

Little Red12 Apr 2024 1:36 p.m. PST


Titchmonster12 Apr 2024 2:20 p.m. PST

As 25/28 ish

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2024 5:27 p.m. PST

Been doing ECW in 15mm for 20+ years.


Martin Rapier12 Apr 2024 11:33 p.m. PST

It is a pretty peripheral period for me, so my mass of generic 2mm Pike and Shot stuff works fine. If I cared more I'd probably do 15mm or 20mm.

Frostie13 Apr 2024 2:42 a.m. PST

10mm with big single based regiments

KeepYourPowderDry13 Apr 2024 11:52 a.m. PST

No prizes for guessing that here at Château KeepYourPowderDry the one true 'scale'* is 15mm, of the true 15 variety.

As for Epic I think I have fairly conclusively shown that as the ranges have come out Epic P&S has evolved into 'true 15mm'.

* Yes I know it isn't a scale, it is a 'size'

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