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Keith
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10mm stuff

Post by Keith » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:26 am

Trying to decide if I should expand my 10mm stuff or sell it off and do some more 15mm. Not many people using 10mm in our club , in fact I think it just me :(

So I trying to sell my 10mm stuff to fund my new 15mm medieval armies and to finish off my Sassanids for FOG
here are some pictures if interested have a look on ebay.

Carthaginians Item number: 160218887116
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Republican Romans Item number: 160218886453
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Post by nikgaukroger » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:00 am

Well I've seen 10mm figs used in 15mm comps before so maybe thats the solution? Looks to me as though they were based for Warmaster so base size isn't an issue.

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Post by Quirkworthy » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:03 pm

It's a real shame you're selling them. I think they look great!

Which manufacturer are they? Magister Militum?

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Post by Quintus » Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:00 pm

They look great.

I really fancy smaller scales. I hope to eventually build the army of Pyrrhus of Epirus in 6mm Baccus but that will have to be a long-term plan due to other scales being more popular.

Smaller scales can be very effective indeed. I like the look of mass and numbers. There is a limit though when it comes to troop identification. I recently finished a batch of 2mm Napoleonic units on 80mm-wide bases (for the forthcoming "Horse, Foot and Guns" rule set). So far I have 22 Russian infantry brigades and 24 French infantry brigades (some in l'ordre mixte) and 6 brigades of Hussars and Chasseurs. They look great and really do a good job of portraying vast forces but identification is quite difficult. Added to that, part of the appeal of wargaming is the appearance of the figures so I would say that 6mm or 10mm is probably the limit for most wargaming.

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Post by Ironhand » Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:16 pm

Those 10MM look great! Unfortunately, for a old guy like me with bad eyes, 15MM is the practical limit.

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Post by Quirkworthy » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:56 am

Ironhand - I have the same problem with everything being rather fuzzier than it used to be. However, I've found the 10s a real boon. You're not painting individuals but an army, and the fact there are so many of them makes people look at the army as a whole not the individual models. 15s are IMO still big enough for people to expect individual models to be well painted.

Oddly, going down to 10mms makes it easier to paint. If you see what I mean :D

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Post by magedoc » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:46 am

I have been able to mix based 6mm Baccus units in with based 10mm units. I have found that if you use thicker bases for the 6mm guys they blend in well with the 10mm guys on thinner bases. I am not sure the same principle would work for mixing 10mm based figures with 15mm troops as you then lose the overall massed effect and it appears more like dwarves fighting giants.

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Post by Quirkworthy » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:58 pm

magedoc wrote:...and it appears more like dwarves fighting giants.
Yeah, but three times as many dwarves :D

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Post by Keith » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:57 pm

Thanks guys,now you've got me thinking abut keeping them.

I have spent so much time painting them , it would be a shame to sell I guess.
You never get back the many hours you put into them.

I could just add a few stands to each army and I'd have 800 points for FOG , so they could be handy.

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Post by magedoc » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:35 pm

I am still holding on to my Baccus Republican Roman and Carthaginian armies. I also have a hard time letting go of painted armies. Besides they are great for running a game against each other.

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