WaW Scale?

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What's your scale

28mm
7
27%
1/72
19
73%
 
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WaW Scale?

Postby hegemon » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:44 pm

What scale will you use for World at War, 1/72 or 28mm??

And Matt which scale will be used/need at/for tournies?
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Postby JayRaider » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:11 pm

Voted 1/72.
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Re: WaW Scale?

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:00 pm

hegemon wrote:
And Matt which scale will be used/need at/for tournies?
You know us - we won't enforce one or the other!
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Postby hegemon » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:23 pm

what i mean is, at tourni's that you hold you cnt have different people playing different sized base / vehicle.

i know with ACTA it didn't matter, but with a skirmish game it does i think.
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Postby Sgt. Brassones » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:07 pm

I voted 28mm as I already have American and German forces in this scale. Also companies like Bolt Action, Victory Force, West Wind, etc provide everything imaginable in this scale. Not to mention the vast selection of Corgi, etc. die cast available.
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Postby JayRaider » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:18 pm

Simple solution in tourneys.
3mm thick mdf boards for the 1/72 armor.
Figures scales don't really matter for gaming, no matter the size its still a gaming piece.
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Postby Lorcan Nagle » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:23 pm

I'm gonna use a mix of 1/64 and 1/72. They look close enough on the table.
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Re: WaW Scale?

Postby tneva82 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:55 pm

msprange wrote:You know us - we won't enforce one or the other!
I assume you are going to put SOME limitations?-) Just so that someone doesn't get bright idea of coming around with 2mm scale models ;-) Pretty easy to get into cover with those buggers :lol:

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Re: WaW Scale?

Postby Paladin » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:12 pm

tneva82 wrote:
msprange wrote:You know us - we won't enforce one or the other!
I assume you are going to put SOME limitations?-) Just so that someone doesn't get bright idea of coming around with 2mm scale models ;-) Pretty easy to get into cover with those buggers :lol:

Sorry. Couldn't resist :oops:
Everything is measured from center to center so it's really only an issue if you start arguing Cover/LOS. and then it should still be the same. :wink:
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Postby DM » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:11 pm

When i finally got time to playtest I used 15mm - worked fine, and looked mor ein keeping with the ground scale too.
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Postby hegemon » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:17 pm

sorry im not au-fai with scales tbh, whats 15mm in comparison to 1/72 and 28mm

also I will be going with 1/72, as i've found 3 or 5 coffee jars full of yanks, germans, brits and other assorted infantry.
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Postby Shadow4ce » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:11 am

For all those planning the cheese-spread by using 15mm models, remember the official ruling is an antenna is enough for LOS to fire at your vehicle. :roll:

BTW, I never agreed with or play by that ruling except in as far as indirect fire weapons usage goes. If I see a vehicle antenna and have mortars or grenades... 8)
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Postby Captain_Nemo » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:44 pm

1/72 for me. The amount of stuff that you can find in that scale is well, Wow!
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Postby JayRaider » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:39 pm

hegemon wrote:sorry im not au-fai with scales tbh, whats 15mm in comparison to 1/72 and 28mm

also I will be going with 1/72, as i've found 3 or 5 coffee jars full of yanks, germans, brits and other assorted infantry.
15mm is small.
1/72 is officially 20mm-25mm
28mm is 28mm but with some heroic scaling this can go as far as 33mm.
Since all the scale sculpts are proportional there would a big difference between a 25mm and 28mm depending on the brandmaker.
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Postby DM » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:50 pm

15mm is generally equated with 1/100 (although my 15mm Vietnam figures shar etheir table with a pile of Roco 1/87 stuff and they look OK)
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Postby Sgt. Scream » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:46 pm

You look at it and you know: 20mm is your way to go. I asked the owners of these pictures if I may use them as examples and they agreed. They come from different people and message boards but have the same topic.
Wargaming in 1/72 scale (20mm)

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