Today's ramblings are a sort of follow-on from my post earlier in the week about the micro armour I purchased at SELWG. I have spent a lot of time trawling the Internet for ideas not only regarding where to buy future acquisitions in this scale but also looking at rules and basing options. After just four days I have clearly only scraped the surface of this subject, but I already have a few ideas. So this post is in the form of a 'thinking out loud' moment, and I need your suggestions, experiences and advice.
So what am I looking for? I already have some basic requirements of what I want from a system in this scale and they are as follows:
- Firstly I have decided that if I am going to buy into using micro armour then I want my tanks to be one model equals one tank. I've played plenty of games where the ratio of models to real soldiers is not 1:1 but when it comes to vehicles I have a real problem pretending that one tank represents several tanks or a whole platoon.
- Second I want a system that is easy to play, quick to learn or one that I already know. I'm very much in the keep-it-simple school of thought when it comes to wargames rules and while I can see the usefulness of detailed rules in skirmish wargames I don't think detail adds anything useful to company level or larger engagements.
- Third - and in some ways this follows on from the last point - I don't want to get bogged down in masses of pre game paperwork. I'm quite happy to used a systems army lists but I'd like to avoid a situation where I am spending valuable painting or playing time hand writing lists of Stats.
|'Operation Deadstick' by Maidstone Wargames Society|
I'm still keeping an open mind to other options but this is the way I am leaning at the moment. Incidentally I'm considering mounting my 6mm figures and vehicles on small FOW bases (ie 25mm x 32mm) which will allow ample room for the figures and labelling. I particularly like the look of the MDF ones from Warbases as the non-bevelled edges will make them much easier to pick up.
If there is one thing I have noticed over the last few days it is that there is no one 'right' way to tackle this scale. I have come to some conclusions of my own but I clearly still have a lot to learn about gaming in this scale. So what do you think? Am I completely insane, or inspired. Should I expect the 'men in white coats' to come knocking at my door or am I on the right track?