6 mm models: introduction

A 6 mm wargames table (about 800 mm x 1200 mm) with a covering of fields and trees).

Two Shermans (GHQ) bombard the village from the field.

Why 6 mm scale?

Here are some of the reasons why I like 6 mm (i.e. around 1/300 or 1/285 scale.).


I like something approximating "one figure = one soldier" for most of the games I play (such as Crossfire). 6 mm figures allow me to do this, without having to change the normal base sizes.


Armies, and especially scenery, are easier to store. For example, I can fit an infantry company into a video cassette box.

Here is a video case holding one company. The label indicates the unit and the markings on edges of bases.

The white material inside is steel paper. This firmly holds the magnetic based squads. The steel paper on the left is for temporarily holding squads eliminated during the game.


Figures/vehicles are generally easier to paint. No more messing around painting eyes!


Some of the 6 mm castings are superb! I'm particularly fond of GHQ.

A Stug III (GHQ) inside a farm (TimeCast)