For those who have not yet seen the light...

30th Jun 2016


There’s been a lot of announcements of late about a funny little show in Sheffield coming up in July called the ‘Joy of Six’.   Yes, a show all about 6mm miniatures.    Most of you reading this will be quite happy with the concept, but I'm sure you all know fellow wargamers who will be saying to themselves,  ‘So what?   How is that going to help me find the exact Vallejo paint needed to add the highlights on the eyebrows of my 1807 Vistula legion elites’?    They probably also have one or more of the following thoughts:

‘6mm? Just to small for me.’  (never quite figured that one out myself…)

‘6mm?  An excuse for poor painting and modelling’.

‘How can you paint/model/see/play games with anything so small?’

‘With such tiny figures, you must, of course, sacrifice any notion of visual or dramatic appeal.’

‘6mm?  Can’t even see them, never mind paint them!’

Well. Here’s the challenge for you to put to them.   At the Joy of Six 2016 we are offering FREE entry to anyone who turns up at the door and declares themselves to be a ‘6mm Sceptic’.    Yes, free entry to the show.   There’s the chance for them to either reinforce your beliefs, or, just maybe get to see what all those wargamers lauding the virtues of the small scale are on about.

Look at this way.   They get free entry, and because the trade stands are all carrying 6mm stock only, it’s not going to hurt their wallet by expanding the 40mm/28mm/15mm leadpile.   Food is cheap and wargamer friendly and on-street parking is only £1 for the day.   In return they get a great day out, get to see some magnificent games, pick up some painting and modelling tips, and socialise with their fellow hobbyists.

To put icing on the cake, should they actually change their views and declare themselves to be a  ‘Reformed 6mm Sceptic’ then they’ll get a discount off their first 6mm purchases from the traders.

As the saying goes, ‘What is there not to like?’


The Joy of Six 2016 will be taking place in the Heartspace at Sheffield Hallam University on July 17th from 10.00am to 4.00pm.   Entry is £3.00 but FREE to all the 6mm sceptics.