Friday, November 3, 2017

The Dark Journey into 3mm Begins

Fear not gentle readers, I am not abandoning 6mm microarmor scale.  My fixation on creating modern ImagiNations sent me on a slight detour. Bovatopia is entering the game. Yeah, I could have built another 6mm army for Bovatopia, but I decided to go with 3mm for two reasons. First, I'm not sure how invested I will be in the Bovatopian sideshow. 3mm moderns is a cheap way to build armies. I already have a lot of aircraft in 1/600 scale that I use for air combat portion of the campaign, so those are already covered (except helicopters).

Second, I want to play some games...NOW!!! My famous last words when I started 6mm was that they would be relatively quick, easy, and inexpensive to get some games going. You just have to go through this blog to see how that's panned out. Nonetheless, I plan to hold to this statement.

That being said here is what just came in the other day from PicoArmor.

Until I can develop more of a backstory, Bovatopia will begin with Soviet/Russian equipment.

MGs & AGLs

The Opposition
As I mentioned in my last post concerning Bovatopia, I am leaning towards having several enemies of Bovatopia. I don't have a name or backstory to these, but they will represent one of Bovatopia's enemies.

Polish IVF based on the Finnish Patria AMV.
Very nice model of the Brazilian armored car.

Polish for Infantry
British, but who would know at this scale?

I had to look up what "Piechota" means. Its Polish for "Infantry." The German infantry and the British Milan team are very different in sculpting style compared to the Soviets. It is not clear by the catalog numbers, but my guess is that the Germans and British are more recent sculpts compared to the Soviets. They look less blobier.

They have a lot of flash on them, much of it in the form of vent casts. However, if you look at the Soviet riflemen, there is quite a bit around the heads. I will try to get it off without decapitating them, but I am not going to worry about it too much at this scale.

The selection has really grown over the years. One of main reasons why I stuck with 6mm was that there was much variety to choose from. The gap between 3mm and 6mm is quickly closing.

The next step will be basing them. Do I go with US pennies like Just Jack's Hakuna-Matata Wars? Or do I spend more and order some from Litko?