Finally becoming a real miniatures wargamer ('bout time, right?)

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Re: Finally becoming a real miniatures wargamer ('bout time, right?)

Postby Frank » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:34 pm

When you have really got into gaming you will probably find small rooms and doll buttons quite normal. :lol:

Never used any 10mm stuff myself so can`t really help you with that.
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Re: Finally becoming a real miniatures wargamer ('bout time, right?)

Postby Frizzenspark » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:50 pm

10mm stuff is decent; I have a few odds and end items....

Pre-painted buildings save time.... Woodland Scenics has trees and tree kits that can be very helpful in adding realism to your game table.
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Re: Finally becoming a real miniatures wargamer ('bout time, right?)

Postby josta59 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:31 am

Hey, hope you're all doing ok this week. Yesterday I drug my three kids into an antique shop downtown to watch me buy a tiny factory I spied out two weeks ago:


Very excited to make this part of my future table. This was just $10 + tax.

Also, I actually got my wife excited to help me make a table when she realized it's basically like making the dioramas she enjoyed making as a school girl.

1 grass mat: $8.50 + tax
1 ready-made house: $17 + tax
1 ready-made factory: $10 + tax
A wife who's ready to help: priceless
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Re: Finally becoming a real miniatures wargamer ('bout time, right?)

Postby 50th » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:28 pm

Great! A hobby is more fun when shared with your spouse. I talked my wife into playing Battletech on Saturday! She normally has a "No wargames" rule, but I had a friend coming over to play and told her that it would take three or four hours, and unless she wants to go swimming at the Y, I would be busy playing Battletech. She played and ended up saying that "this game takes too long!" (she likes games that take one half to one hour). But she played! She played on the same side as my friend and they won. Though at the end of the night, no one had lost a mech yet, mine were worse for wear. But I was inner sphere vs their clan (even though I had slightly more BCV to work with).
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Re: Finally becoming a real miniatures wargamer ('bout time, right?)

Postby Whiterook » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:09 pm

Neat thread....and glad t see you venturing into minis.

As an aside, I am a model railroader from many years back :D

Kids in the 1950-60's ran O-scale trains (my brother included). This is 1:48 scale. These are what most folks think of when they think model trains...and usually what you see under Christmas trees. There's a sunset of this called, On30, which is basically the same size, but the rails are closer together.

But people had issues with these big trains, so HO-scale came along....that's the scale I run. This is 1:87.1 scale. Smaller trains allow more room to run. This is pretty much the dominant scale these days, hence your probably seeing more of this scale in the stores you frequent.

There's a big movement these days in N-scale, of which you talk here. This is 1:160 scale. These offer the most room to run a huge layout in a small space....but it is still a specialty run, hence, not as much out on shelves, but plenty online.

There's my two cents :lol:
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