Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 275 – Small Scale Sci-Fi

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In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs take some time to answer a recent question from Twitter follower @Dice_Dad about the relative merits of several small sci-fi rule sets designed with smaller scale miniatures in mind

  • 00:00 – Introduction – We chat about The Other Partizan and the recent cold snap there has been in certain parts of social media
  • 30:02 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys
  • 1:09:43 – Our Hobby – We all talk about our recent gaming and painting.
  • 1:34:52 – 6mm Sci-Fi – We give brief reviews of sci-fi rules designed for combined operations – Dirtside, Future War Commander, Horizon Wars and Epic – and discuss their relative merits
  • 2:18:45 – Outtro – Closing thoughts.

We hope you enjoy the show.

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4 Comments on Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 275 – Small Scale Sci-Fi

  1. This was very interesting. I have quite a 6mm collection, but never really settled on a set, and this would be reflected in how many games I have actually played. I noticed you missed Iron Cow, which seemed to have a significant following in the 90’s. There is also Strike Legion, and the free Steel Rain, which I also tried (Strike Legion has an updated compendium on Wargames Vault now). Ultimately I am working on my own set, which have had one outing so far. Personally, I am not that keen on toolbox systems, but I understand why they would appeal. IMHO, it is probably an area where consensus on a set of rules is most difficult to reach.

  2. About that intro…
    I prefer ‘The Asterix & Obelix of Gaming’.
    I can picture you both in costume…scary isn’t it? 😉

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