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POLL: Preferred Scale for Great Italian Wars 1494-1530?


136 votes were cast.


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Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP writes:

"Men in tights" … the smaller the better


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
54mm
1
1%
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25/28mm
45
33%
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1:72nd
2
1%
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15mm
32
24%
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10mm
5
4%
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6mm
5
4%
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other (explain)
3
2%
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no opinion
5
4%
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not interested in this period
38
28%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member wonders:

I can see a number of good points for the various scales, for gaming the Great Italian Wars, from 14941530, or so, but also a number of downsides too, e.g. the larger figures 25mm/28mm are wonderful to look at, and look very impressive on the tabletop, when well painted, but given the complexity of the paintjobs required for some, to really do them justice, they will also be time consuming, and more expensive than the smaller ones.

The medium-sized figures, e.g. 15mm scale, are still very nice to look at, reasonably priced, and presumably quicker and easier to paint than their larger brethren. They are also considerably cheaper, so you can spend less, or purchase a lot of them, for larger, more historically sized units.

1:72nd scale might be an option, if one is willing to consider plastic figures. Not sure anyone makes a metal range for this period, and scale. Certainly, the minis would be less expensive than the above, but I'm not sure all of the needed figure types are available for the French, Italians, Swiss, Spanish and Imperial Germans.

The small scales are cheaper still, and presumably even quicker to paint, since they have less detail to fiddle with, but may be hard to see, for older eyes. Given their smaller sizes, they are again considerably cheaper than the others mentioned above, but my concern with 10mm and 6mm is that selection of the needed troop types may be an issue, and there are very limited, if any pose options, other than the primary one.

So, which size(s) do you opt for?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.