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Old June 15th, 2019, 10:09 PM
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Just curious to see if any of you are using 15mm - 32mm minis for your Traveller encounter games and scenarios?

I suspect it would be a lot of fun to have actual scale characters, NPCs, creatures, and aliens to deal with, fight, flee from, combat, etc., etc., either on far-flung, planets in distant systems, or at your local spaceport, or starport too.

I think 15mm scale is best for games with lots of terrain and buildings, and where you want a bit of maneuvering room on the tabletop, or when you want to create, or purchase your own spacecraft.

I've purchased several "dropships" or shuttles for use with the 15mm, and larger scale minis. They make great scenic backdrops for the minis, and can be good for something to fight for, if needed. Of course, they're good for hauling cargo too, for more mundane pursuits.

25mm - 32mm scale figures are more impressive, but take up a lot more space, especially once you start adding in spacecraft, or a spaceport for them to move around in.

Thoughts, photos, descriptions of what you're doing with your games, when using minis in the Traveller, or other universes?
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While not running traveller recently, I've switched to using mini-meeples because I can't find good 15mm's in a price range I can afford. Draw a face on, and they make facing checkable. White ones can be colored upon with markers....

Works great with D&D, L5R 5E, WFRP (any-but-3), etc...
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Just curious to see if any of you are using 15mm - 32mm minis for your Traveller encounter games and scenarios?
YES! As a matter of fact I do! In 15mm in fact.

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I suspect it would be a lot of fun to have actual scale characters, NPCs, creatures, and aliens to deal with, fight, flee from, combat, etc., etc., either on far-flung, planets in distant systems, or at your local spaceport, or starport too.
Yes, yes, it is.

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I think 15mm scale is best for games with lots of terrain and buildings, and where you want a bit of maneuvering room on the tabletop, or when you want to create, or purchase your own spacecraft.
Actually 6mm would be best, but coming up with character figures in that scale is a pricey pain in the ass.

I must mention that I started a whole movement to bring back 15mm Science Fiction figures back 20+ years ago in a quest to have more for my Traveller games. With a bunch of help from other fans we have been pretty successful.
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YES! Actually 6mm would be best, but coming up with character figures in that scale is a pricey pain in the ass
It used to be. A number of manufacturers are now making 6mm characters.

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I'd prefer 10mm, cause it's close to Nscale and plenty of structures and vehicles for that.
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I'd prefer 10mm, cause it's close to Nscale and plenty of structures and vehicles for that.
Where, besides Train stores?
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Where, besides Train stores?
Well, "the internet". What's a "train store" any more nowadays.

Anyway, since N scale is dominated by trains, everything is basically TL 6-8.

You could certainly kit bash things, but probably not a lot of luck finding an Air Raft in N Scale.
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Just curious to see if any of you are using 15mm - 32mm minis for your Traveller encounter games and scenarios?
If I have a chance to, I use 28mm on my Chessex mat.
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I recently started reconstituting my sci-fi Traveller collection. I have 15mm (bought more for gaming with Stargrunt II, but I am thinking of using for Traveller rpgng as well) - GZG for two reinforced platoons of Imperial Marines; Eureka for a short platoon of Zhodani; Darkest Star for a second Zhodani platoon; Darkest Star for a short Vargr platoon; Rafm for more Vargr (crews, civies, techs); Rafm for Droyne; various civies, crews etc. from various makers. In 25mm/28mm I also have two boxes of the 25mm Grenadier Traveller Marines, and a mostly complete box of the Alien Mercenaries (with 4 extra Aslan and 2 extra Droyne acquired separately), as well as two packs of the 25mm RAFM Aslan. And 12 25mm Shadowrun figures to provide civilians, nobles, rogues, armed security teams, etc.
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Forgot to mention 4 precious 25mm Denizen Venturians - which make perfect Zhodani. Unfortunately, they are very, very hard to come by or I would have more.
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