woensdag 21 oktober 2015
3mm; where to start
Having sold off almost all of my 6mm stuff now, I've been eyeing 3mm ever since O8 came out with their first sculpts several years ago. I know I can paint small good and fast, and I like how little space you need to game with them, having done a demo or 2 over the years and after having read many, many battlereports. It is also very cheap and it is perfect for scratchbuilding.
Here's the thing. I have a Cold War 1980 Dutch Army, painted all of the vehicles but got burned out by the time I got to the troops. In all those years since painting them I played 2 whole games with them, both on very large tables that would be impossible to fit in my house or the clubs I frequent. I've been asked to play another game in December and I turned that down, I just don't see the fun atm in carrying the lot, stuffing a table full of scenery and spending the next 5-6 hours there.
Since I rolled back in the hobby a few months ago I've gone over to the skirmish side of things. tables no bigger then 120x120cm's, limited but good quality scenery and a low miniature/vehicle count. Quicker to paint, easier to set up, and less painful for the wallet. Battlegroup with D6+2 officers is my new max so to speak. Frostgrave, Black Ops, that sort of thing.
But large battles still attract me, just in a much smaller scale and a much shorter timeframe.
So, here is my idea. I want to copy my Dutch army in 3mm. Tanks, artillery, APC's. I prefer to stick to 1 tank = 1 tank, but I'm not hung up on it. I like modelling command bases and rear area assets. Basically Battlegroup, but Modern and in 3mm.
So, at Crisis, I will be pre ordering some packs of 3mm stuff. Not too much, I've limited myself to just copying what I have in 20mm.
I'll discuss with Piers what direction Battlegroup Moderns will take. It has no basing standard so I can do as I please. In the meantime, it would be nice to have a existing rulesset to keep me busy.
And I know what you are thinking, not another project :) Well, this one has been on and off in my head for a long time, and this Crisis seems to be right occasion. And since the Renedra order is cancelled for now, this just about funds it.