maandag 22 februari 2016

Can't make my mind up: 1/600th period advice wanted

Over the last few years my interest in 1/600th has waxed and waned. Last year I gave up cause I can't paint the infantry figs (that is what I think anyway, if I can't paint 6mm then I surely can't paint 3mm infantry!) but lately I've been playing with tokens and markers for infantry and you know what, I'm ok with that. Knowing ones limitations and all that.

I'm doing this one purely for myself and solo play, and the joy of painting small scale. I just can't decide which period to go for, but I did narrow it down to 3 choices. They are:

  • Iran-Iraq War. the sheer diversity of vehicles and the desert to moderate terrain. I have a long standing interest in the period and a extensive air game collection for it. CWC or Rapid Fire Moderns.

  •  Copy my 20mm 1980's Dutch and make a opposing Russian Tank Division. Sell my 20mm Dutch. I want a Dutch army because I'm Dutch? CWC or Rapid Fire Moderns. 
  • Copy my 20mm 1943-45 Germans and make a opposing Russian Tank Division. I will NOT sell my Germans! Battlegroup and BKC.

All periods have their merits. All 3 have a strong (long standing) interest. But atm I can only invest in one.

What would you do?

(Answers in the geste of Do what you like, pick the one most likely of succeeding, which you find most easy to paint are not liked.....I have 3 options for the reason that I like them all!)






10 opmerkingen:

  1. That's a no-brainer: since you have already done number 2 and 3 go with the first. Besides in the way you have formulated the choices it seems to me like you have already made your own mind up and that's to go with the Iran-Iraq affair.

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    1. Thx Sander, well thought out answer, I like that!

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  2. I am for finishing the 20mm world war 3. But it would be interested to see an Iran Iraq war project.

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    1. 20mm is not an option, I'm merely copying them in 1/600th.

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  3. I too would go with 20mm. An additional reason is that one day (of course in the very distant future) you will find smaller scales not at all friendly to your older eyes.

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    1. 20mm is not an option, I'm merely copying them in 1/600th. I've been living with augmented vision since the age of 5 and my eyesight will only improve when I get older, or so my doctor tells me.

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  4. Option 3- that way you can play linked games in 2 scales. A skirmish could decide if the Germans get any artillery for the 1/600th battle. It is what I intend to do with my 20mm and 6mm Cold War figures.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Hmm, that makes sense. I'll think about that.

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  5. Option 2 would give you a Soviet force that could also sort of double for Polish or East German forces, but would also be the main opposing force for armies in addition to your Dutch - US, West German, British, etc.

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    1. Problem is, right now, I'm not interested in anything other then Dutch for this lot. But I like your thinking :)

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