What scale are you using for WaW?

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Postby Ali the conqueror » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:45 am

1:72 = 20mm. This are the best playing BF, easy to paint, easy to carry on the bags.
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Postby Troll66 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:53 pm

1/35 and 1/32 nd scale...gods true scale for toy soldiers
I will x1.5 or x2 all measurements in WaW.
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Postby boomgoose » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:49 pm

1/72 scale for me. With all the tanks and airplanes at Target, prepainted mind you, you can't go wrong.
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Postby Shadow4ce » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:59 pm

Related question:

Is "N" scale, aka 1/144 I believe, the same as 15mm, or is it a tad larger?
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Postby Rabidchild » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:08 pm

This really helped me:
http://theminiaturespage.com/ref/scales.html

1:100 is the closest you're going to get to 15mm. That being said, FOW uses 1:144th scale for their aircraft and it looks okay.
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Postby GJD » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:31 am

Shadow4ce wrote:Related question:

Is "N" scale, aka 1/144 I believe, the same as 15mm, or is it a tad larger?
Pendraken Minatures do some very, very nice 10mm figures and vehicles which work just dandy with N gauge.

http://www.pendraken.co.uk/

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Postby Shadow4ce » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:26 pm

Rats. So it's smaller. Anybody know a good place in North America for 10 mm men?

It's just too easy to buy the 1/144 tanks at Wal-Mart for $1.99 each. I was hoping I could buy some FoW men, and make it work. Sounds like I'd have tanks which would be too small to look realistic when troops were nearby on the board...

Kind of like the MEA technicals next to the MEA soldiers... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby retaf33c » Fri May 02, 2008 5:25 pm

I've got all my FoW vehicles and a lot of spare troops so I'm going with 15m.

For those using 15m are you converting all the measurements to centimeters or leaving them in inches?
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Postby Agis » Sat May 03, 2008 6:26 am

retaf33c wrote:I've got all my FoW vehicles and a lot of spare troops so I'm going with 15m.

For those using 15m are you converting all the measurements to centimeters or leaving them in inches?
Some answers regarding scales and measurements:
6mm = 1/285 (appr. 1/300) - use all meas. in cm
10mm = 1/144 - use cm
15mm = 1/100 - use cm or inches (looks actually more realistic in inches; the gun ranges look fitting)
20mm = 1/72 - use inches
28mm = 1/56 - use inches
54mm = 1/32 - use 2x inches

All just approximates!
The real challenge in the smaller scales is the individual basing!

Hope that helps. :D
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Postby Ben2 » Sun May 04, 2008 10:56 am

One thing I would say is that you will need to change table size if you change ground scale unless you are playing an either very big game (cm) or very small game (2x inches)
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Postby Agis » Sun May 04, 2008 12:03 pm

Ben2 wrote:One thing I would say is that you will need to change table size if you change ground scale unless you are playing an either very big game (cm) or very small game (2x inches)
Absoluteyl right!
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Postby deniper » Sun May 04, 2008 4:05 pm

seeing as i have an large collection of flames of war russians i figure ill buy an platoon pack and penny base em and ill be set...

i probebley will have an force of americans in 1/72 for the ability to play with an diffrent group of friends... its cheap enough...
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Postby Ben2 » Sun May 04, 2008 7:40 pm

2 boxes of infantry plus a pack of Hat/Armourfast Shermans for about 1500 points would set you back about $30 dollars max.

I love how 20mm is actually cheaper than 15mm. Just need someone to make Finns (given that there is a Rumanian and Hungarian set someone has to do Finns at some point).
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Postby 442rct » Sat May 10, 2008 12:32 am

20mm, I have hoarded too many of them not to paint!!
Don't forget Valiant Miniatures does 1/72 hard styrene plastic Tommies and Late Germans. They have also released GIs!! Hard to beat at $22 a box for 60 some odd troops and heavy weapons!!
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Postby Rabidchild » Sat May 10, 2008 1:36 am

442rct wrote:Don't forget Valiant Miniatures does 1/72 hard styrene plastic Tommies and Late Germans. They have also released GIs!!
And they are beautiful, just remember that they're bigger than other 1/72 scale plastic soldiers. Anyone know how they compare to 20mm models? If normal 1/72 are a little small next to 20mm figs, the Valiant stuff might be just right.
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Postby Agis » Sat May 10, 2008 7:19 am

Rabidchild wrote:
442rct wrote:Don't forget Valiant Miniatures does 1/72 hard styrene plastic Tommies and Late Germans. They have also released GIs!!
And they are beautiful, just remember that they're bigger than other 1/72 scale plastic soldiers. Anyone know how they compare to 20mm models? If normal 1/72 are a little small next to 20mm figs, the Valiant stuff might be just right.
According to my boxes:
Valiant = 24-25mm
Rest of 1/72 = 20-22mm
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Postby Rabidchild » Sun May 11, 2008 3:40 am

Thanks Agis. I meant 20mm metal models, but your info is a big help also.
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Postby Captain Kremmen » Sun May 11, 2008 6:40 pm

I will be using 20mm once i manage to get a copy of the rules...
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Postby retaf33c » Sun May 11, 2008 10:41 pm

Agis wrote: 15mm = 1/100 - use cm or inches (looks actually more realistic in inches; the gun ranges look fitting)
Played a game this weekend with 15mm using inches and it played well. The one problem was that at this scale using inches, the buildings come out undersized. Might have to cm when determining building sizes.

We did like the size of the battlefield with 15s
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Postby Agis » Mon May 12, 2008 8:48 am

retaf33c wrote:
Agis wrote: 15mm = 1/100 - use cm or inches (looks actually more realistic in inches; the gun ranges look fitting)
Played a game this weekend with 15mm using inches and it played well. The one problem was that at this scale using inches, the buildings come out undersized. Might have to cm when determining building sizes.
We did like the size of the battlefield with 15s
It certainly looks right, eh? :wink:
Weren't the minis to fiddly individually based?
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