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Offline postal

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2009, 10:23:23 PM »
heres a link of a good place to start if you want to get into WWII.
http://frontline-command.com/forum/index.php?sid=7802f0b0fdf21f9c0c104f519a560b15

Offline abhorsen950

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2009, 01:40:19 PM »
Cheers guys im gonna look into Aircraft gaming now lol
Any rulesets reccomended for aircraft wargames?

Offline postal

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2009, 02:39:07 AM »
check six or wings of war

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2009, 09:54:56 AM »
no, no there is only one scale... 28mm. Do not stray from the righteous path  ;)

It's not a scale you donkey......

it's a way of life! ;)

Anyway, if your not interested in 28mm for this genre then don't go 1/32 (1/35 for tamyia figures etc..). I would suggeste Flames of war compatibility would be a must if you were starting out, fives you loads of vehicle options, available at hobbycraft stores too if youve no local gaming store, (plus get discounted in their regular sales!) also allows you to go gear krieg when the weirdness takes hold.

Just my thoughts

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Offline abhorsen950

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2009, 07:38:21 PM »
Yeah been thinking about FOW for a while since ive got a Hobby craft which stocks it about ten mins away

Offline Arlequín

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2009, 10:04:27 PM »
Yeah been thinking about FOW for a while since ive got a Hobby craft which stocks it about ten mins away

The FOW online order is pretty good too. Certainly you can pretty much see what you are getting from the pics on the site. There are a few other companies out there too in 15mm (QRF, Peter Pig etc). I don't think there is much you can't get in that scale now.

Offline Arrigo

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2010, 06:55:03 PM »
I think the best scale for starters is 15mm. Reaosnable prices, wide ranges available and reasonable tables. Said that I play in 1/300 (larger games with a lot of armor), 15mm (company-battalion) and 28mm (squad platoon).

20mm is a nice combination between 28mm and 15mm and 10mm is also a nice entry point (sometime I think I could have switched from 20mm to 10mm instead of 15mm). 10mm can also a good alternative for larger games if you do not want to sacrifice detail.

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Offline abhorsen950

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Re: Starting WW2 Aircraft wargames?
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2010, 06:02:58 PM »
Cheers guys what would you say the best scale is for playing aircraft wargames?
1/300 or 1/72?

Cheers guys

Steve

Offline Gunbird

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2010, 06:14:31 PM »
1/600 myself, but started in 1/300.

1/72 is only useful if you have a ballroom or a gym to spare.
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Offline Arlequín

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Re: Starting WW2 Aircraft wargames?
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2010, 09:00:27 AM »
Cheers guys what would you say the best scale is for playing aircraft wargames?
1/300 or 1/72?

Cheers guys

Steve

I'd probabaly go for 1/144 if just for air wargames. There's quite a selection out there in this scale and still some detail to be had on the models.

Offline Michi

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2010, 04:32:50 PM »


1/72 is only useful if you have a ballroom or a gym to spare.

You could easily play Crimson Skies with 1/72 planes, if you manage to make the stands fit into the hexagons.

Offline abhorsen950

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Re: Starting WW2
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2010, 03:54:24 PM »
Right cheers guys ill probably stick with 1/72 as its what im familiar with for planes and its easy to get hold of for me.

Wings of war
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