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Old September 11th, 2014, 04:15 PM
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There are some AMAZING 15mm figures out there right now. Almost as detailed as old 28mm ones, just smaller. And MUCH cheaper.
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What would you consider the best scale for Traveller tabletop gaming? Not mass combat, but enough to see good details on the minis and can fit on a normal table.
Traveller's one true scale 15mm.... With that there are some choices using small washers as bases and/or the integral bases on many Traveller and Traveller inspired figures you can use the Classic Azhanti High Lightning ,Snapshot and Fasa plans as they have a 1/2 inch grid. You can also use a 1/100th ground scale such that 1cm is equal 1m. Then there is the choice of both figures and vehicles, 15mm has vastly more in production than 25mm, 28mm or 33+mm(whatever scale GW and their clones are doing this week).

Note 25mm is a good choice except very few companies produce it anymore, there were a few very few Traveller figures produced, and a slight larger collection of works well with them 25mm. (Note "true" 25mm figures generally are a inch tall and fit well on a 20mm base (actually a penny)

Generally anything larger than those two is complete rubbish.
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28-30mm is best for details while still being playable.
If all that you run is barfights I could agree with that...
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Note that many 15mm minis games with tanks use a ground scale of either 1:1000, 1:1100, or 1:1200... making the ground scale 10x smaller than the figure scale. (Many 6mm games, including Ogre, also used separate figure and ground scales.)
Let's translate that, MOST Miniatures Wargames use different Figure and ground scales.

Now that y'all have mentioned 6mm, I must point out that 6mm has been seriously suggested for play on deck plans drawn out on graph paper. I have gone a step further and mounted individual figures on 6mm rare earth magnets and used either a magnetic whiteboard or sheet under the deckplan for a Travel Traveller combat set.... (Color coding PC's figures helps a lot)
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Traveller's one true scale 15mm....
A gent at the wargames club I go to refers to 25mm as "God's own scale", though he's Welsh so we know there's something not tracking right up top...

15mm definitely makes it easier to run games, and I'm biased as it's my preferred scale. But I still have plenty of 25/28mm, as the detail's fantastic and the range of figures you can get in hard plastic is growing constantly. There's so many benefits to both...

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