Sunday, 2 December 2012

20mm Scale - Less is more

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.

However, there are some good things about 20mm scale too:
  • You can get a lot on the table!
  • Tanks are a lot cheaper than 28mm counterparts
  • Lots more choice/ranges of miniatures
  • Nostalgia factor (played with 1:72, 1:76, HO scale a lot as a kid)
  • Surprisingly, the miniatures/models are still quite detailed at this smaller scale
Anyway, here's a few (literally) larger-than-life shots of 20mm high plastic infantry and some tanks. This was a meeting engagement  between German and Russian armour, to take a town. The Germans got to the town first, and then had to hold it. Both sides had infantry support and, thanks to the 20mm scale, heavy artillery (Russian) and heavy mortars.


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