Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Reinforcements & a question of scale

The Counterpanian Army took delivery of some modern artillery this morning, shipped in through the port of Ebay on the coast-
The proud gunners in action
I also took a photo of some troops beside an Airfix cottage -
I know they are out of scale but I wonder if it might serve well in a "Toy soldier" type game.Tell me what you think.

11 comments:

  1. Think you can get away with a lot scale wise when using 'Toy Soldiers' , Tony

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  2. No problem at all! In fact, mixed scales for troops, buildings, trees etc actually add to the toy-soldierly feel of the thing.

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  3. I think that the Airfix cottage looks just right with these figures, and reinforces the feeling that you are using toy soldiers to fight a wargame.

    I like the semi-round style of figures as they are more robust than flats whilst not taking up the room of normal wargame figures.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. The same as the previous gentlemen. The cottage looks fine for toy soldiering.

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  5. Excellent for 'Little wars' / toy soldiering. I was thinking if you wanted to continue the Glen Campbell theme, the Galveston Grenadier/Guard, and Wichita Line/Light spring to mind... :-)

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  6. Nice looking figures and guns. Good catch!

    I have long preferred underscale buildings to having houses that are wider than rifle range. Also, several small buildings look more like a town to me than one large one.

    One trick that the Christmas village sorts use is to mount the house on a thick base to raise it up a little. Say 1/4" or so.

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  7. I agree with Bob: the scale discrepancies don't matter in a toy soldier game, and may even add to its visual charm.
    That Airfix cottage must be worthy of Listed Building status!

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  8. If H.G. could use wooden blocks as buildings, I'm sure the more visually appealing Airfix cottage is acceptable.

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  9. I can only second the other comments. Love the gunners too, very nice.

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  10. When I was playing a lot of DBM in 15mm, we used 6mm buildings. It seemed just fine to us.

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  11. undersized buildings can be an aesthetic bonus I think :)))

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