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Ryan Powers
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I'm thinking of moving my CrossFire: Rules & Organizations for Company Level WW2 Gaming stuff up from 10mm to 15mm to provide a bit more of a distinction in scales between it and microarmor.

I've got a line on a large lot of used stuff. How does it scale with other 15mm ranges?

More generally, are there any 15mm ranges that you can think of that are noticeably out of scale with the majority?
 
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Hate to see someone giving up on 10mm, it is my favorite and I've got stuff in 6mm, 10mm, 15mm and 20mm (still dodging getting into 28mm lol)

Not knowing the make of your used stuff, I have no idea how it will scale with other ranges.

Most are pretty compatible, old Quality Castings vehicles and infantry are a bit small compared to Battlefront or Resistant Roosters, but I think the newer QC stuff is larger.

Try these guys, they do some great comparisons:

http://wargames.nordalia.com/index.php?option=com_content&ta...
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badinfo wrote:
Hate to see someone giving up on 10mm, it is my favorite and I've got stuff in 6mm, 10mm, 15mm and 20mm (still dodging getting into 28mm lol)

Not knowing the make of your used stuff, I have no idea how it will scale with other ranges.

Most are pretty compatible, old Quality Castings vehicles and infantry are a bit small compared to Battlefront or Resistant Roosters, but I think the newer QC stuff is larger.

Try these guys, they do some great comparisons:

http://wargames.nordalia.com/index.php?option=com_content&ta...


Not giving up on 10mm totally, just 10mm WW2. It'll be 6mm and 15mm for me. The used stuff is Flames of War which seems to have gotten cut out when I was editing other parts. Whoops. That first part makes very little sense without that nugget of info.
 
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I've had more time to check out that site, and for comparing scale it's been great.

Thanks!

As far as "abandoning" WW2 10mm, I've basically decided that in era's where I multi-scale, they should differ by a factor of at least 2 otherwise I feel like I'm doing more of the same when I paint stuff that I have in the other scale. For me, 10mm was too close to 6mm and since I was using 10mm mainly for stuff like Crossfire, sizing that up makes more sense than replacing everything in 6mm with 10mms.

I considered going even bigger for Crossfire, but it was looking too expensive. And vehicles (while scare in Crossfire for good games IMO) were getting too big as well.
 
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I hear ya. I sometimes wonder why I have 6, 10, 15 and 20mm WWII. But then I find myself looking at 28mm and 3mm figs
 
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badinfo wrote:
I hear ya. I sometimes wonder why I have 6, 10, 15 and 20mm WWII. But then I find myself looking at 28mm and 3mm figs


Well 6 = 3 x 2. So that one's OK. I can't imagine the looks 3mm would generate from my better half though.

I'm also figuring 28mm is close enough to twice 15mm, so I may go that way as well at some point if I ever adopt a ww2 rule set for moving around individual soldiers.
 
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Wait long enough and perhaps Tom Meier will finish working on the line of 1/48 scale figs for Fox Miniatures...

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I'm a 15mm refuge living in 10mm land now, and I'm quite happy with the scale.

That being said, I cant really say Ive ever had a serious issue mixing 15mm manufactures on the table. The worst differences I ever saw were from the AB line those figures are closer to 20's than 15's. But given that the average player is 3 feet away from the figures on the table the size difference was hardly noticeable.
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evilchode wrote:
I'm a 15mm refuge living in 10mm land now, and I'm quite happy with the scale.


If I had to pick one scale only, 10mm would likely be it. Which is why I have some from when playing multiple scales was cost prohibitive. But I don't, and I find myself getting the 6mm stuff out more and more for large scale and wishing the 10s were a bit larger/more detailed for smaller scale engagements. For a scale to play both though, it's been a pretty good deal.

I am moving into 10mm fantasy though, and am contemplating shifting my ancients to 10mm (I have a small 15mm collection now, but it's size is such that changing scales now is no hassle but later it could be...).
 
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I have some 15mm WW1 miniatures, from three different sources. Peter Pig and some other were of similar size, some third type was much taller (might be able to combine with the others, but not sure). Definitely some compatibility problems to watch out far.

Moved on to 2mm though. Attempts to paint 15mm postponed.
 
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