Although I am not using the rules as written, One-Hour Wargames has sparked a resurgence of interest in horse & musket battles. Since the beginning of this blog I’ve talked about completing the armies of Francesia and once again I am pondering this project.
The big question: 2mm or 6mm?
I really like the Baccus 6mm miniatures and am tempted to go that route. However, I have a lot of 2mm stuff and I do like the scale. Which one should I choose? Well, let’s look at the pros and cons.
- Larger figures look better in photographs (important for my blog)
- Larger figures are easier to pick up
- It is easier to distinguish between troop types (e.g. elites vs. regulars)
- Squares look more full (using 2mm the squares look a little empty)
- I already have completed armies for the Empire, Redgrave, and Bluderia
- I can probably complete an army quicker
- I already have terrain
- I can use the hills I have
- I have a few 6mm trees but could use more
- My biggest gap is buildings. I would need to make some
- Looks more realistic (like a helicopter view of the battlefield, although I probably should rebase so that there are 2 blocks on a base)
To sum up, 6mm will look better but 2mm will be easier to do.