Hello everyone! I'm James (Mercedes1254) from North Carolina. I'm a 64 year old strategy gamer who has primarily played 6mm WW2. I have a few 3mm miniatures and decided to join your group to find out more about this scale. It looks fascinating from the standpoint of playing huge battles. Might even get me to play Napoleonics! Are any of you into WWII?
Hi James, I am also big into WW2, for over 50 years, but could never see the benefit of 2mm. Now this has sold me on it, and for the first time I am into Napoleonics because it is 1:1 troop numbers and buildings and relative distance scale, wow. As you wrote: "It looks fascinating from the standpoint of playing huge battles." "Might even get me to play Napoleonics!" It did me! " Are any of you into WWII?" I am still thinking how this will work for WW2, but maybe next year :-)
You could use the buildings and groundscale with Oddzial Osmy figs. A tank would be 1/3 too big, but since they didn’t line up tread-to-tread (except in 15mm, haha), I think the scale of 2mm terrain would swallow up the difference. You could play some incredible close-range city fights in 2mm on a normal sized table, or an assault on a village. 1ft on the table is about 290 meters at 2mm scale. The big table on this forums top banner is 6’ square. You could honestly have much more varied tactical WW2 games on that table than Napoleonic ones, just for basic tactical reasons. If your tanks enter at 1800m from the other table edge I think that gives you all kinds of room to play with.