Last night I played a 20mm scale WW2 game with some regular gaming friends (Paul, Shaun and Tom). Myself and Shaun commanded a German infantry force against a Russian infantry force commanded by Tom and Paul. The objective of the battle was to take and hold a large church on part of a large island land mass. This involved a race to get to the objective (cut off by a wide river), and battling for key positions including 2 bridges and any building near those bridges. There were no tanks, but there was heavy artillery guided by forward line spotters.
On Ebay I currently have a rare unopened blister pack of 2 40K Praetorian Guardsmen. This blister pack came from the Praetorian box set that was a limited edition release in the 1990's.
nice to have a whole regiment of them, but that would cost a fortune
these days. However, they look great as part of a command squad along
the lines of chosen men or hand picked elites who accompany the senior
officer etc. The 2 figures have great poses. One has the rifle ready for
close combat with a fairly serious bayonet fixed. The other has grenade
launcher. Both have parade dress tunics with epaulettes and
"tassels".....and of course the pith helmets!
I've finally succumbed and started to play 20mm scale WW2 wargames. It's probably the correct decision for some types of games, especially the larger tank battles. I'll still prefer 28mm for the infantry close-quarters and skirmish games. I also love the amount of detail that can be painted in 28mm scale.