Saturday, September 10, 2011

Falling out of love with GW

It may have been obvious, looking back.  It's certainly been a long time coming.  I've broken up with GW.  We've had our issues in the past and certainly had an on-again off-again relationship for a while but this seems to be it.  I've moved on and started dating other games.

What I want from a game has changed over time.  Money and time invested are both at a premium, which is where the beauty of 15mm and 20mm miniatures comes in.  An entire platoon with vehicles and support for under $100?  Yes please.  Quick to build and paint?  Smaller playing space and easily made terrain?  Yes to all.  Force on Force, GRUNTZ and Tomorrow's War are all solid looking rules sets, with a good online community if you're in to that sort of thing.

I've joined a blog of like-minded gamers to document the new happenings, so check it out over at if you like.

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Models that can be used in 15mm games

Once I started thinking about 15mm gaming I discovered the vast world of 28mm models out there took on an entirely different light once placed beside a 15mm model.  Robots become mechs and dungeon monsters become city-destroyers.  Today I took a look at Reaper miniatures to see what possibilities they might have for 15mm.

First up are XAIRobots, which work beautifully in 15mm (and 20mm):
Left to right: 3x Reaper 28mm, Elhiem 20mm, Rebel 15mm.
Reaper also has the old CAV mo...