I’ve dabbled with all popular scales. 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 25mm, 28mm, 32mm. They all have there strengths and weaknesses of which I will not bother to go in to here – there’s plenty of debate on the forums to that effect.
When I threw myself into 15mm as my ‘scale of choice’ I sincerely felt if offered the best of all worlds. I was looking for a ‘single scale’ to do everything from mass battles to skirmishing. And it does – for a through and through gamer. But I’m coming to realise that’s not what I really am. I’m a dabbler. Something of a magpie without any clear plan or agenda. I approach a project with a gamer’s perspective but never really ever fulfil the end ‘gaming’ goal. It merely acts as a motivator rather than a target.
Recent dabblings with the larger cousins of 15mm has made me realise this. I’ve gone in big with Zombicide (see below) and a few other larger scale miniature boardgames (Black Plague, Conan, Guildball) and terrain even (Battlesystems and MDF stuff). And the recent back-door KS of Oathsworn critters too has rattled my confidence in my almost exclusive 15mm bias. Likewise, any hope of getting back in to the club-gaming scene would more than likely need to see a relaxation on the scale restriction (rooting around my old boxes of Mordheim, Brettonian and Norse miniatures for a Forstgrave Warband only added to this).
The scary thing is the ‘collector’ syndrome. I love ‘character’ miniatures and it’s not news that the 15mm market is comparatively restricted and small in that particular department. Therefore as a ‘collector’ it is feasible to actually ‘collect’ quite a large chunk of what is available. Apply this same ‘collector’ syndrome to 28mm and, well… forget it.
So, that all said, expect some larger miniature appearing in these parts in the future. I return (non-exclusively) back to my roots of 25/28mm goodness. Here are some of those Zombicide miniatures I mentioned (still a couple of hundred to go).
Guildball Fishermen – almost completed. Other teams primed or still in there bags!