RE: 20mm Figures for SGII (was Figure's Personal Equipment)
From: Noah Doyle <nvdoyle@m...>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 23:53:09 -0500
Subject: RE: 20mm Figures for SGII (was Figure's Personal Equipment)
I feel the need to add my $0.02, like any good 'netizen'...
For me, 25mm (true) is the way to go. I find it very versatile - I can
squad actions, like SG2, and skirmish, like FMA. I like the level of
detail & personality I find in well sculpted 25mm. GZG fits this bill
well. I don't find the battlefield crowded - but I like dense terrain,
A few other reasons - we're delving way into the level of personal
preference here, so beware of rants...
I only have so much money to go around. There's a lot of scales out
I pick a few, & stick with 'em. Capital Ship (FT), 6mm (DS2) & 25mm
(SG2). Why 25mm as opposed to 15 or 20? I just don't see it out there.
If I look for sci-fi minis, I find the following: GW & GZG. Both 25mm.
Both have provided HUGE selections for their 25mm line. I've been to
every major (& probably minor) game store in Indiana, and I just don't
the other scales out there. If I want 25mm or 6mm buildings, they're
to find. Vehicles? Same.
This, of course, may be due to the fact that Indiana has a pretty low
population compared to other locales & the absolute predominance of GW
(slowly challenged by GZG), 'cause we Hoosiers laakh our powurgamin'
simpul. Many other reasons are possible. But even when I look at
mail-order catalogs, I still see that the vast preponderance of sci-fi
minis are in 25mm - namely, GZG. Why leave a good thing?
I'd love to see more 25mm WW1/WW2 , Vietnam & modern minis. They'd be
great with SG2. But GZG has, for me, become the reason to stick with
minis - through very high craftsmanship, quality & selection.
From: PERRYG1@aol.com [SMTP:PERRYG1@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, October 02, 1998 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: 20mm Figures for SGII (was Figure's Personal
<SNIPPED stuff by Stuart Murray>
I agree with you on the versitility of 20mm for SGII. In addition to GZG
figures, I also have a ton of Blade miniatures 20mm figures and
These (IMO) are very nice figures. Does anyone else use them ? I mix
20mm historical/"modern" types from Combat Miniatures (Arab-Israeli,
Falklands, Soviets, Afgans) and SHQ (Vietnam, Gulf War). The "modern"
make good militia and para-military types and "lower-tech" regulars to
"high-tech" blade miniatures. All of my 20mm terrain buildings and
fortifications for my WWII stuff are useful as well. There is a lot to
said for 20mm.....
Any thoughts on the subject ?