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jgawne26 Apr 2002 9:30 a.m. PST

I thought I would mention that skirmish gaming with 1/6th scale figures (GI Joe size) is starting to become popular among those guys. Anyone interested should check out the sixth scale board at

I don't do it, I just think its pretty amuzing and figured other might want ot know about it. They play outdoors to allow for ranges.

Bluesabre26 Apr 2002 7:47 p.m. PST

Damn, that'd be expensive, at $80-$90(Au) per Dragon 1/6 figure, I'd hate to tr and get a platoon together in a hurry!
I collect these figures myself, but ther is no way that I would ever consider gaming with them.

deleted14 May 2002 8:25 p.m. PST

My best friend has been a pioneer in this weirdness (I refuse to be, despite his many pleas). He's run an Italian Front scenario and a Russian Front scenarios at two different cons on the East Coast, and is about to run a somewhat different Italian Front scenario at Origins this July. He's using most (but not all) of his Dragon collection this time, including a platoon of the U.S. 45th Division, with a Stuart, a truck-mounted 37mm ATG, and some jeeps attached, against a German platoon, backed up (not!) by a PzIV and a Hetzer down for repair and resupply. His vehicles, trees, buildings, roads, etc. are all true to scale--trust me, he dragooned me into helping him make the terrain, and he's REALLY fanatical about scale--on a playing area of about 24' by 36' (indoors, by the way). For rules we use a variant of Battleground, with Squad Leader's turn sequence. If any of you guys make it to Origins, look us up--it truly is an incredible sight. Better yet, sign up for the game!

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2002 1:07 p.m. PST

I designed rules for 54mm plastic army men figures, and I thought I was pushing the envelope... ;-)

I ran a series of "Plastic Wars(TM)" demo games at Con of the North 2002 (February), with terrain, tanks, ruined buildings (cardboard, made using variant of GW's Cardboard City article from their web site), and lots of troops. It was well received, and enjoyed by all participants. 'Playing large' is a real hoot (for some of us, anyway). Glad to see others enjoying themselves with some larger figures. It's all fun -- and that is the name of the game. Enjoy!

Mobius10 Jul 2002 4:17 p.m. PST

Space is usually at a premium at Cons. Id be surprised if I ever see a 1/6 scale game where 4-6 people are allocated 24' by 36'. Least ways not before 2 AM.

Uparmored09 Feb 2019 6:00 p.m. PST

Has anyone got any pictures of these games still? Thanks

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