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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 May 2024 11:22 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Ignoring those elements which are scale-specific (i.e., buildings), do you use the same terrain (fields, hills, roads) when you game using different scales of figures?

53% said "yes, I use the same terrain for all scales"
23% said "no, I use different terrain for different scales"
10% said "I only game in one scale"

UshCha17 May 2024 1:12 p.m. PST

I guess you could use my 12ft hedges for 1/144 as 6ft hedges in 1/72. But as UK fields are typically in the 600m range you would need twice as many pieces to make the same ground scale field. Or you would model a very small field. Some wide streams at 1/144 would be OK as small streams in 1/72. Small streams at 1/144 are probably of no practical value at 1/72.

Even hills would be difficult, our Hexon 2 despite having quite a lot, we would be hard pressed to make a decent 1/172 hill. We use 1/72 scale fold flat hills as they are more usefull at the largers scales.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2024 1:33 p.m. PST

1/1000 scale buildings are a tripping risk to 15mm miniatures, so I don't use them on the 15mm battlefields.

Grelber17 May 2024 8:22 p.m. PST

I happily use my 15 mm rivers as 28 mm streams. I've also used "N" gauge model railroad trees as stunted Icelandic trees in 28 mm games.

Grelber

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2024 10:37 a.m. PST

May I see the man who uses 2mm bridges with 54mm troops?

ron skirmisher18 May 2024 3:53 p.m. PST

Yes, use all of my Natural Terrain, trees, Hills, rivers,
even some crop fields( do change the fences ) for both
28mm & 54mm Games.

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