1:100 (15mm) scale or 1:56 (28mm) scale?

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1:100 (15mm) scale or 1:56 (28mm) scale?

Post by Another_Gamer »

I just picked up the rules, so I have not played What a Tanker!, but I was just wonder what scale of tank are most gaming clubs using?

Do WAT players prefer to use 1:100 (15mm) scale or 1:56 (28mm) scale for their games?

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Post by Kadzik »

In Poland we play 15mm.
Hope it’s helpfull information :)

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Post by Archdukek »

Personally I think the game looks better with 15mm tanks, though 20mm works too. 28mm vehicles just look too large and close together unless playing on a large table with a single tank per side to my mind. However, plenty of folk seem to enjoy it.

I'd say choose whichever scale suits you particularly one you already have the terrain for.


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Post by Truscott Trotter »

Have played it 3 tanks per person in 15mm on 6x4 and 2 tanks per person in 28mm on 10x4 table.

Borh worked well but I think on 6x4 15mm works/looks better.

The reason we used 28mm was cos a few players have extensive collections (me included) of 28mm AFV'S that never see the table in CoC or BA :D 8-)

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Post by Vulusmaximus »

We use 20mm (1/76th / 1/72nd). Big selection of already assembled vehicles and kits to be had.
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15mm because that's what I've got and not getting in to any other scales.

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Post by Peter »

What NTM said. It's a great wee game for re-using what you have. And 15mm looks better :twisted:

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Post by Seret »

28mm works ok if you've already got the models and just want to put a game on, but I would suggest bumping the table size up, if only for the aesthetics. Dropping the amount of terrain down a bit can also prevent you for getting too close and chasing each others' tails.

20mm or 15mm is where it's at though. If you're starting out, go for one of those.

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Post by Nellkyn »

At home 15mm on a 6' by 4' looks good. Eastern front with two tanks a side.

At the club we've gone 20mm on 6' by 8' with eight players and one tank each. The first three games seemed to go well.

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Re: 1:100 (15mm) scale or 1:56 (28mm) scale?

Post by Carlson793 »

This is the dilemma we're running into locally. The player who brought the game to our attention is pushing 28mm, but most of us have extensive 15mm collections for other games. With the number of players who're interested, I'm thinking 28mm will just be too crowded a board, even if it's one AFV per player on a large table.

Although a few of us are also looking at what rules we'd need to add, and their point costs, to run our 1:48 scale Dust 1947 models.

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