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advocate14 May 2018 1:31 a.m. PST

Well, I said yes but… I also do large battles with 28mm figures and Chain of Command (platoon sized, individual figures) in 15mm. So it depends.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 3:32 a.m. PST

I have no idea what my "regular" figures are, but I find anything smaller than 1/72 a bit finicky for individual basing.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 4:22 a.m. PST

I also prefer larger figures for mass battles.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 4:45 a.m. PST

Larger figs are nice for skirmish games but not nice enoughfor me to get extra ones

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 6:17 a.m. PST

I do a lot of small action type games in 15mm with a 1:1 figure ratio and like the maneuver room. I use multifigure bases too to keep the fiddlyness in check.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

I see myself headed for a two-tier system. Seriously large battles will be fought out with microscale or 10mm castings, while skirmishes and the horse and musket brigade and divisions fights which are my true love will be fought out with 28mm.

Pity I didn't figure this out before I bought all those 15mm armies, though.

USAFpilot14 May 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

I understand the idea of small figures for big battles and larger figures for skirmish battles, however there is a counter argument that says the opposite. For skirmish battles played at a figure to man ratio of 1:1 you want to use a figure size which is scaled to your ground scale and terrain, so a smaller figure may be appropriate. For large mass battles with a figure to man ratio of 1:30 or 1:50 or larger; the terrain will either have to match your figure scale or the games actual ground scale but can never do both when the figure to man ratio is greater than 1:1. So you might as well use larger figures which are easier to see.

Red358414 May 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

15mm, 28mm and 54mm…all work fine for Skirmish games

kodiakblair14 May 2018 10:37 p.m. PST

I do Dark Age skirmish in 3mm, the Roman tent was the smallest unit so I use 8 figures per base.Groud scale,missile range and figure scale actually work together when you go this small.

Figure scale/ground scale have to match for me so 15 year back I started large battles in 2mm at 1:1 or 1:2 figure ratio with ground scaleto suit.

Of course that's not ideal for everyone.

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