World's Greatest 6mm Blog Ever

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games' started by WotNoChad?, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    Well probably not actually, but hey ho mindlessly positive self promotion is the way to get readers eh?


    I've started a blog about my 6mm interests, and although it's early days I thought I'd mention it because if most other 6mm players are like me they can't get enough of God's Own Scale.


    You'll find it here; 6milPhil’s Adventures in Wargaming
    Thanks,
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I do like this, very well done that man!!!

    Firstly there’s WW2Talk a generally British and Commonwealth fuelled site where the membership verges on the academic historian. This is helped in no small part by actually having some real-life historians on board as well as having some of the owners of many of the best history sites and several veterans as members too. Sure there’s some buggering about but that’s usually contained in the Barracks, an area specifically for jokes, leg-pulling and rants. Generally it has the comfortable atmosphere of a gent’s club with the smell of leather upholstery and just a hint of gin.
     
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Sir:

    I was left captive by the overall quality, contents and illustrations. I would certainly like to acquire a subscription to your distinguished magazine, my secretary will follow up on this matter.

    I can't help taking notice that by the look of the pictures you appear to be of the Spearheadic persuasion, also known as Napoleonics with Tanks, by the large size of the bases.

    Carry on, my good man, I expect to see more to the same high standard you have raised yourself.

    Yours Sincerely
    The Red Rabbi, Esq.
     
  4. Otto

    Otto GröFaZ Admin

    Great blog and a good article. Simply amazing quality of vehicles with such a small scale, was kindly surprised by the comments on our own WW2Talk too.

    Long time no see Miguel. ;) It's good to "see" you in action (anywhere) my friend!
     
  5. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    Thanks for the generous words.

    I do like this, very well done that man!!!

    Great blog and a good article. Simply amazing quality of vehicles with such a small scale, was kindly surprised by the comments on our own WW2Talk too.

    Well as long establised regulars you're used to here and what goes on, as a relative newcomer I'm still very aware of what an oasis this place is. It's good in it's own right, but when compared to many others it soars to even greater heights. So I say as I see, but did make a point of not mentioning any of the dire forums.

    I can't help taking notice that by the look of the pictures you appear to be of the Spearheadic persuasion, also known as Napoleonics with Tanks, by the large size of the bases.

    Actually it's Blitzkrieg Commander (BKC), and although on their site they do have some recommendations for 6mm basing I ignored them as far too complicated for my liking. I did a lot of experimentation before ending up settling on a 35mm square for everything bar Obs which are on tuppenny pieces.

    There's various reasons for this, but mainly it was to protect the miniatures, both GHQ and CnC have tank barrels which can be bent by looking at them too closely so I didn't want any over lapping barrels, and some later vehicles like the Churchill are really quite large. It also gives a chance to make the odd base a bit of a diorama, plus it allows newer players to handle bases by the edges rather than the piece.

    tally ho!
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Love the buildings, the Church & that first brick house in particular.
    Good luck with the blogging!
     
  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    It has all be said before, but I have to commend you on your modelling skills in such a small scale.

    I am afraid that I would have to use a magnifying glass to work on that small a scale.

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog and viewing your work.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Long time no see Miguel. ;) It's good to "see" you in action (anywhere) my friend!

    Hi there, Boss! I have wound down a lot as I'm rather busy with the restaurant start-up, management courses, etc. I may be able to return to my previous garrulousness in a couple of years :D Opening in June, I hope!

    Actually it's Blitzkrieg Commander (BKC), and although on their site they do have some recommendations for 6mm basing I ignored them as far too complicated for my liking. I did a lot of experimentation before ending up settling on a 35mm square for everything bar Obs which are on tuppenny pieces.

    I see, and I recognise the need for basing of course, only I'm used to much smaller bases but it's a matter of taste really.

    I am afraid that I would have to use a magnifying glass to work on that small a scale.

    Not impossible, really, see here for some pretty samples and guides.
     
  9. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    Glad everyone's enjoying it, it really is much easier than it looks.

    I see, and I recognise the need for basing of course, only I'm used to much smaller bases but it's a matter of taste really.

    Exactly. I tend to get a lot of non-players playing and they tend to be fat fingered, and also this is the first batch I'll be gaming with the boy slug who is 12 but often too clumsy for words. This is the first batch of bases which I've used magnetic tape on, for storage, I'll be doing a piece on it, but I'm very impressed with the whole idea.

    cheers,
     
  10. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    I'm enjoying that Blog immensely although,given that my wife is a very patient and forgiving woman, I wont be joining your campaign just yet. But those models look fantastic and I love the M-10 in the Bunker!!
     
  11. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Really glad you got this off the ground; been away this week so looking forward to having a good look!
     
  12. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

  13. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    This is a pic I found in my archives, my old 6mm wargames setup. I had made up a number of 40cm square terrain boards according to a scheme I had seen in Miniature Wargames. This was some 25 years ago :)

    Chipboard squares, relief sculpted with cork layers and on top an unholy mix of Polyfilla and sand. Roads were done running my thumb over the wet layer. Hedges were green pan-scrub, sprayed black, highlighted in some grass green with a few further yellow and pink higjlights. Trees were regular railway model trees, coated in glue, sawdust sprinkled, and more of the black spray and highlights treatment.

    Buildings were Hardcover Designs cards. Long disappeared but there are some scans around in the net, I have them somewhere.

    The idea with these boards was that roads always started and ended right on the middle of a square side, even if it was only a stub, meaning that with the asymetrical terrain if you rotated a few boards only 90º or 180º you had a completely different terrain, all your angles and deadground would be different even if you kept the same boards in the same place.

    And it was pretty, of course. The drawback is that the boards take a lot of storage, even if the trees are removable, so this is not for everyone.

    At the time we were using good old Avalon Hill's Squad Leader rules, freed from hexes and adapted to 3D :) It worked quite well as we had lots of pratice on the normal gameboards, but it was completely baffling to outsiders. Nowadays I play a homegrown version of Spearhead, even if I liked Firefly as well.



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  14. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    That's pretty amazing, Za! Nicely done and looks very effective.
     
  15. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    Love it. Took a snap of my terrain boards before deploying the other night. I made them as a teenager at college when using WRG Rules. Very excited about taking up the hobby again after 20+ years, what with the all the new styles of rules knocking about. On the cusp of finding some gamers in the Harlow area I think...Can't be bad!
     

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  16. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Nice terrain!
     

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