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Axebreaker
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« on: 11 October 2013, 08:21:30 PM »

I need to get some buildings for my 10mm figures and I'm not sure what to get. I've heard 6mm looks good, but I'm not sure. The last thing I want is for my figures to look too big next to them. Any opinions are welcome. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: 11 October 2013, 08:37:33 PM »

I prefer 10mm, but then I play an area as built up rather than individual buildings.
For a dense built up area, 6mm.
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« Reply #2 on: 12 October 2013, 12:34:31 AM »

I always go for 10mm, in scale with the figures. The visual spectacle of the table is important to me
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« Reply #3 on: 12 October 2013, 01:14:53 AM »

Yep, 10mm for me too.

I understand the appeal of 6mm but I just can't get past the feeling my troops are assaulting/ defending Wendy Houses  d'oh
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« Reply #4 on: 12 October 2013, 02:17:51 AM »

6mm. I dislike having the available surface occupied by two houses and having to pretend that's Prague or Rome.  10mm cover too much space.
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« Reply #5 on: 12 October 2013, 08:37:47 AM »

I'll buck the trend  Cheesy - I frequently use 15mm buildings, particularly the excellent 4Ground stuff (which seems slightly on the small side for 15mm to me) and what with bases and the compressed view of looking down seem to better fit with 10mm than they do with 15mm. . .  (I'm referring to the 15mm wooden buildings and FIW bits, not sure this applies to the European stuff)
 
I get the concept of using 6mm (and have huge amounts of lovely Timecast stuff) with 10mm or 15mm but for me the discrepancy is too much. If I was to use that sort of an approach the buildings would have to be very stylised and map like - maybe Monopoly pieces or similar but not aesthetically pleasing terrain models. Somehow it seems more of a disconnect to have out of proportion models on the table than it would to have a scale 2D plan - maybe it's just me.

I guess it's either an aesthetically crafted, mutually scaled eye-candy battlefield or it's an abstract battle map with 3D miniature counters.  Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: 12 October 2013, 09:01:33 AM »

6mm seems to work well for large Black Powder era battles in that you can nicely represent a town etc. However for more modern conflicts (ie SCW, WWII) it's definitely 10mm for me.
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« Reply #7 on: 12 October 2013, 12:18:45 PM »

Depends on the period and the scale

For 18th/19th century where 1 base = 1 battalion then 6mm

For 20th Century and skirmish then 10mm

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« Reply #8 on: 12 October 2013, 02:54:12 PM »

Yep, 10mm for me too.

I understand the appeal of 6mm but I just can't get past the feeling my troops are assaulting/ defending Wendy Houses  d'oh

Yep, I second that.
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« Reply #9 on: 12 October 2013, 03:01:13 PM »

I'm using 10mm (paperterrain.com), but then again I'm primarily playing skirmish scale, with 1 figure=1 man, with my ancients I don't use buildings (maybe walls), but I can see myself using either 6mm to minimise the discrepancy in ground scale...
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« Reply #10 on: 12 October 2013, 08:57:11 PM »

Small footprint, to-scale elevation.
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Axebreaker
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« Reply #11 on: 12 October 2013, 10:50:55 PM »

Thanks for all the feedback. Smiley

I plan on buying terrain for my Late Romans so I don't suspect the need to have many so I'll most likely go with 10mm as that's seems to be the advice.

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« Reply #12 on: 12 October 2013, 11:04:59 PM »

I plan on buying terrain for my Late Romans so I don't suspect the need to have many so I'll most likely go with 10mm as that's seems to be the advice.
http://www.amdl.co.uk/7_images/large_roman_villa_sm03b-09.pdf
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« Reply #13 on: 13 October 2013, 03:52:05 PM »

I usually go with 6mm:

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« Reply #14 on: 13 October 2013, 04:16:20 PM »

Looks great Dour Puritan! Cool

Does anyway have some 10mm building with troops like Dour's to give a comparison?

Christopher
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