Saturday, 23 September 2017

An Ode to 28mm


Well I've been sorting through my miniatures post move and have come to the difficult decision that I may have to get rid of my 28mm stuff and concentrate on the smaller scale stuff as I just don't have the space for it all.

Orks from 2006 (the oldest pics I can find of my painted stuff!)

It's quite a sad day as I've been collecting miniatures in that scale for about 25 years on and off and in that time I've amassed and sold, given away or lost a fair sized chunk of stuff including a 10000 point Dwarf army and countless smaller projects that I've started and given up on.

Aged Undead (from when Reaper Miniatures were £2.25 each from Spirit Games!)

Looking through the stuff I have left, I just can't seem to summon the enthusiasm to do anything with it so it will be getting sold off over the coming months which will hopefully allow me to concentrate on the smaller scale stuff that I have found myself obsessed with over the last few years.

Skirmishing in 15mm

Whilst it's going to be the end of an era, I don't find myself too upset about the whole business as I have enjoyed 28mm scale shenanigans over the last two and a half decades but I have found my interests have changed and as my available gaming space has declined, I find myself actually playing games with these tiny figures that I never did in 28mm and painting far more that I would have otherwise.

6mm Skirmish force

What does it mean for Farpoint? I have got quite a few bits and bobs in 15mm scale that I want to paint and there are also several smaller scale projects that are slowly coming together too so I hope to be posting some more updates soon as I crack out the paints and get to work with fresh vigour!

Before I go too mental, I think I am going to rummage out a random 28mm fig and see if I can rekindle the love of the scale but the writing is on the wall...

In the meantime, All the best!


  1. No! not the toys! don't do anything rash!! :). I am thinking of selling off my 28mm stuff too, takes up way too much space!. I have found that 28mm stuff can make good 'big beasties' in 15mm/20mm though (orcs = trolls, ogres=giants etc) so don't get rid of everything!.

  2. Arhh I'm always selling off stuff to fund the next project, space is also a premium for me and having lots of stuff doing nothing gets me annoyed.

  3. Thanks for the comments folks!

    I must admit that there is still the temptation to put together a small Orkish warband in 28mm scale as I've been humming and hahing about for the last ten years or so but I suspect that its possibly the last huzzah for my 28mm collecting!

    All the best!

  4. Good luck with that, it musn't have been easy to come to that decision.
    I find myself on the same situation, I want to enjoy wargames but the time/space/money needed for 28s is bigger than for 15s. And they look so cute...

  5. 15s do look cute. I confess. If I had it to do over again I'd probably go smaller. (Both in my 28mm and my 1/2400 collections.) So it is sad and difficult moving on from loved models, but you seem to be doing it in the best spirit. Good luck. May your (mostly smaller) gaming be always merry.

  6. Let it go mate.
    The purge will completely clear your palette and feel like a weight off.

  7. Don't do it!!!

    You'll be sad when they're gone!!