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POLL: WWII: What Size Units Do You Generally Build?


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Gaz0045 writes:

Platoons in 20mm at 1/1 or a 'battalion' in Rapid Fire…
Companies/Squadrons in 1/300th 'cos they're cheaper and fit better on the table…(6'x4' at the mo')…


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
squad
27
7%
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platoon
108
27%
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company
76
19%
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battalion
25
6%
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regiment/brigade
5
1%
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division
4
1%
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depends on the rules
62
16%
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depends on the scale
38
10%
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no preference
23
6%
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not interested in WWII
27
7%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

quidveritas Inactive Member proposes:

Now that I am in the midst of generating a partisan band, I find myself suddenly lost.

I started painting WWII figs in 15mm a few years back when my son presented me with a pile (like $400 USD to $600 USD bucks' worth of Flames of War figs - he got a 'good deal') of lead that was hopelessly intermingled. All the packages had been opened, very little had been assembled, and there was no organization to this mess whatsoever.

So... I initially started by painting a base (4-5 figs) at a time for FoW. FoW units can be stinking big and I was never a fan of the rules.

With my group's shift to small-unit games, infantry figs became individually based and squads were just too small to provide a game of any length or complexity - so the focus became the platoon.

And that's what I plan for today when I paint WWII - a platoon with supporting elements that might be attached (40-50 figs). I have no motivation to paint anything larger. These are nice 'bite-sized units' that can be finished fairly quickly and then I can move on to something else.

I know there are a lot of scales and a lot of rules. Irrespective of scales and rules, when you paint WWII infantry, what size unit do you generally plan for when you start a new project?