Gaming in 28mm

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Gaming in 28mm

Post by Gargaslittlewars » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:31 am

With some friends we are building 28mm armies. Given the time it Will take to reach large quantities to be put on table i ask you if such unit sizes may be acceptable. Our goal is at least initially to play small division size games on 120x180cm table

We have infantry and cavalry based for bp so a base of infantry is 4 figures on a 4x4 base and cavalry is 2 figures on a 5x5. Guns are base individually on 6x8 cm bases

Infantry small 8-12 figs, std 16 figs, large 24 figs
Cavalry. Small 4 figs, std 6-8 figs, large 12-16 figs
Guns small (4/6 real guns) 1 base, std (8 real) 2 bases, large (12 rg) 3 bases

Clearly as our collection grow we can increase unit sizes...

What do you think ?

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Re: Gaming in 28mm

Post by MarkKetteman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:37 pm

I am playing GDA in 18mm but have played Picketts Charge in 28mm with BP based figures. Did exactly what you are suggesting and it worked very well.

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Re: Gaming in 28mm

Post by Archdukek » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:55 pm

Go for it. Should work fine. We used a similar size of units at the Claymore Wargames show last Saturday and it looked and played well with plenty of manoeuvre room. Our rehearsal game had used larger units and was definitely too cramped.

Try it and see what works for you and your friends.


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Re: Gaming in 28mm

Post by Trailape » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:20 am

I've played a small division per side battle on a 6x4 happily

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