Yup, 1/72 plastics. Can't seem to get away from them. The infantry and heavy weapons are Waterloo1815 paratroopers, tanks are Italeri and aircraft is Revell that plus a scattering of Grubby 20mm metals to fill in the gaps.
I still like 20mm for WW2 - reminds me of my youth. I have British and Italians but for 'Europe', i.e. in green not sand. Many of the vehicles date back to my youth, including one Churchill tank which was the first kit I bought as a nipper. I slowly replaced the infantry/weapons with metal over the years but kept the original plastics
I started WW2 mainly for the same reasons, hadn't built kits for going on 40 years. In much the same way that DBA got me back into the hobby with small armies for ancients and medieval, One Hour Wargames presented the opportunity to assemble small all arms forces, poly cement and plastic kits galore. Aircraft aren't part of the rules but can't not have them, even if it's only for the pleasure of building the kit.
Being me, I've also started gathering forces for France 1940 but in 10mm, concentrating on the vehicles and avoiding figures where possible. French and German represented in a small way so far.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2017 11:46:25 GMT by cameronian
I had loads of kits dating back circa 40 years which I had kept but were not in a great state - mainly Airfix. I had over the years bought a few bits of Italian stuff as 'new' kits/figures came out - I always wanted Italians in my youth but there wasn.t much around.
Then one day we were talking at the club and we got onto the old kits and it turned out many of us had them. So after some discussion we did a big swap between ourselves. We all had 1 of everything and we aimed to play games where you had 3 to 10 tanks/vehicles per player. So I went for Italians and British infantry (i.e. with Churchill's and similar) and swapped all my other stuff for them. It worked well and we have had many games with them.
We have also been thinking about doing 10mm for early war, but I don't think we have actually done anything about it yet. What rules were you thinking of? This is why we haven't done anything yet - we need to decide on what rules to use.
That sounds like real pukka stuff. Rules, dunno; toying with new version of Blitzkrieg Commander but goes against the grain at £25 to £30 quid (that's a lot of Airfix). Likely One Hour Wargames with adaptations. I have a short attention span so looks pretty much my size, plus I'm in no way a rivet counter so the quest for 'realism' leaves me cold.