|The Skirmish Board|
There are many, many 15mm manufacturers and players out there, but do a quick bit of internet searching for "15mm scale Skirmish wargame" and the results are surprising slim. The scale would publicly seem to be about large army battles. But bubbling under the surface you find souls admitting to dedicated skirmishing in 15mm, writing articles about the subject.
The level of detail in modern sculpts is brilliant and some people are doing amazing work with their paint brushes to make them even better. There is something about 15mm that seems right when playing it. I read someone somewhere saying that the scales on the table seem more "right". There is certainly more room to manouvre on the table, and the scope of the board is doubled. Although stepping back from this for a moment there is also a beauty in the smallness of it. It is easier to set up for a game (space to spare on the kitchen table); easier to store (cough-pizza-box-cough); cheaper to get into (entire warband for £5 anyone? Fancy an entire new warband? That'll only be another £5)
This blog is to catalogue my experiences in this segment of "The Hobby". My interests are still in many genres, but the figure scale is just smaller.
This all starts in earnest at the turn of the year, but I'll be copying some relevant posts into here from Weeblokes to fill early content and show where I am at the moment.
Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions. Hopefully some readers may even want to take the plunge as well and we can journey together...