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PM kurkdiver
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kurkdiver
7th Oct 2017 07:25:09

Getting back to painting mini's after a 12 yr break, this time introducing my 11 yr old to the joys of the hobby. Painted 15mm in the past. Have a Nappy collection of about 400 pcs and an ACW of about 1800 pcs. It would appear from what I see posted on line that 6mm paints up quicker than 15mm. I sure hope so since I am started from square one with a new army !!! Wish the 11 yr old and I luck lol


PM Andros
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Andros
7th Oct 2017 10:56:37

Hey! Good luck! You are going to have hours and hours of fun! Your 11 yr old is gonna be suuper happy!

Cheers!


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dourpuritan
8th Oct 2017 08:43:04

Indeed they do paint up quickly, and a 6mm battlefield looks very impressive. What 6mm armies have you decided on Kurkdiver?


PM kurkdiver
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kurkdiver
8th Oct 2017 08:43:12

Gonna get the little guy started on ACW. Them I'm gonna start on Nappy's. Looking forward to building the armies with the little guy and them on to the battles !!!!!!!!


PM mangemani
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mangemani
14th Oct 2017 06:07:16

i highly recomend that you also try out the roman era. belive me, a 1:1 roman legion on the battlefield looks beyond amazing, there are no words for its greatness im working on one, i have not yet painted all the 10 cohorts, but 4 of them is done and just 4 cohrts looks aming and i can just imagine how a whole legion will look like.


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dourpuritan
15th Oct 2017 09:18:40

Well that's three periods I'm already working on in 6mm, as well as ECW, SYW, AWI, APW, FPW and WWI.


PM ChrisBBB
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ChrisBBB
15th Oct 2017 03:45:03

Kurkdiver, welcome back to the hobby. Yes, go with ACW and Napoleonics: enough variety of troops without getting overly complex, and plenty of movement and ebb-and-flow to the battles. Just last week I used First Bull Run (ACW) to introduce two new players to historical wargaming - an 11-yr-old and his dad - and it was ideal, loads of action and an exciting tight finish. The new recruits won. :-)

And 6mm is a brilliant scale not just for being quick and easy to paint and cheap to build armies, but also for portability, compact stowage, and for a proper mass battle effect with games that look like battles, not skirmishes.

Have fun!

Chris

Bloody Big BATTLES!

https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BBB_wargames/info

http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 

 


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dourpuritan
15th Oct 2017 08:46:39

Chris is so right. I would also recommend his rules, Bloody Big Battles, for C19th and early C20th battles using 6mm figures. On the BBB Yahoo site there are now fully comprehensive scenarios for a good number of ACW battles plus a few Napoleonics (including Marengo, Jena and Waterloo). I can recommend the Shiloh scenario as a good introductory game for the ACW using BBB. 


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