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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Jan 2017 11:04 p.m. PST

I'm curious to hear how many are using which scale…

getback20 Jan 2017 2:59 a.m. PST

15's on DBx Bases
28's on double depth 80mm ADLG bases

More 28 than 15 but prepping more 15mm armies.

Calico Bill20 Jan 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

Playing with huge armies of 6mm figures or smaller. It's the only way I can play something that looks like a battle, not a skirmish.

Nikator20 Jan 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

We mostly play 15's at 300 points, with some games of 28's at 200 points. IMHO the 300 point games are better games but 28's are SO PRETTY!!!

Sloth1963 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

10's and 6's for ECW and 30YW.
'Cause my terrain works for those scales.

DeRuyter20 Jan 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

Both 15mm and 28mm on DBx widths – using 60mm for 28s rather than 80mm in the book.

The tournaments at HMGS cons are mostly run with 200pts games, which can give a complete game in about 2 hours.

I see more 28mm then in the recent past with other rules, possible because it is easier to put together an army.

Thomas Thomas20 Jan 2017 1:36 p.m. PST

Plan to have a 28mm army for Historicon on 60mm basis.


coopman20 Jan 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

All of my ancients are 15mm.
My Wars of the Roses collection is 28mm scale, as are my Normans & Saxons.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Jan 2017 9:26 p.m. PST

Wow, all over the place! No consensus of scale for ADLG. grin

Durban Gamer21 Jan 2017 2:50 a.m. PST

True 15mm and smaller scales. Best decision I ever took because I can compactly store all my stuff in smaller homes as I get older, including all my terrain. I never buy anything bigger than 15mm

corona6621 Jan 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

I use 15mm on 60mm elements for ADLG, but I also use them for DBA, Big Battle DBA and other ancient rules I fancy trying. My decision to use many figures on a base was aesthetic, not driven by a specific rule set.

Snowcat21 Jan 2017 4:07 p.m. PST

I was given the same advice on the AdG forum, to use 60mm bases normally for 25mm figures but with 15mm figures on them.

This is the way I'll be going for basing my 15's for AdG, again for aesthetic reasons (units will look more like units with 50% extra figures on them).

Still working on a cunning plan for 28mm in AdG – whether to use the 80mm basing for 28's as set out in the rules, or some larger variation on that.


Luisito22 Jan 2017 1:42 p.m. PST


Nikator25 Jan 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

@ Snowcat- Visually, I like the idea of lots and lots of 15mm on a 60mm wide base. The only downside it that it limits you to 200 point games unless you have access to a really really big table. 25mm plays well on a 6'x4' table, but the table needed for 300 points is-well-enormous.

Personally, I think you get a better game at 300 points, but that's just a personal preference- YMMV.

Snowcat25 Jan 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

@ Nikator – I expect 200 points will be the max I usually play, as I'm looking forward as much to the reduced game of 100 pts with single commander a la DBA.

That said, I do have plans (approved) for a 12'x6' table with the house extension in a few years' time. :)

Meanwhile, I'm trying to see what can be done for 28mm figures on 80mm square bases (for most units) in AdG.


Saxondog26 Jan 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

Napis/ACW…15s, Romans, Saxon s, Vikings…252, got some 54mm gladiators I like too.So, it depends on what I am doing.

Toronto4827 Jan 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

No consensus is great and it shows how adaptable the rules are I have figures in 28 15 10 and 6mm scales Being able to use the same set of rules with base adaptions for all these scales is great

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