The world of the 6mm gamer has as many miniatures and opportunities for mass battle gaming as every other. At the forefront of providing figures from across a host of periods is Baccus 6mm, one of the most active companies in this figure size in the UK.
Received for review were some of the Advancing and Shooting Light Infantry and a pack of Dragoons for the British forces in the Seven Years War.
The figures are sold in strips, with four infantry and three cavalry on each one. The infantry are recognizable as being figures in tricorne with muskets and suitable clothing. The cavalry are also instantly recognizable, with both mounted and horse holder miniatures.
Each miniature is well sculpted and looks good on an individual basis. However, they are at their best when placed alongside their brethren, especially once painted. The benefit of this size of miniature is the ability to create approximations of regiments and battalions that look more akin to reality and yet take up a fraction of the space of larger miniatures.
6mm wargaming may not be for everyone but there have certainly been a number of advances in quality and design in recent years. Baccus remains at the forefront of this part of the hobby and could be seen as your first port of call for those starting out or looking to expand their collection.
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