Saturday, February 19, 2011


Here is some of my unexpected collection of 1/6000 scale ships:

Just the Germans and British in this pic. My 1/6000 German fleet is an eclectic mix of battlecruisers, pre-dreadnoughts, and torpedo boats, while the British only have battlecruisers. I have to say that I do not remember the specific plan for these ships! But, they are beautiful castings - do I really need another scale?


SteelonSand said...

Ah that perennial question- do I need more shiny metal?

Of course you do! Mind you, 1/6000th is pretty miniscule - would lean towards those big gunned behemoths of WWII, methinks....

Tas said...

Indeed it is - It also allows you to do things not possibles in other scaless- like field the whole German Z Fleet and pit it against the whole Russian Baltic Fleet! Yes, I did :-)

I have a whole stack of 1/6000, most of it painted, which I do not use any more. If you are truly interested in this scale, give me a yell at:

In any case, I think you'll find it complements your other naval gaming. And of course smaller ships are quicker to paint :-D


David Crook said...

Hi EG,

1/6000th is a really nice scale but price wise appear to be as expensive as Navwar 1/3000th which makes them a non starter for me. Having said that, I would really like to use them myself for large scale actions.

All the best,


El Grego said...

Hello gents,

Thanks for stopping by. I'm still thinking about the scale. The idea I had was that 1/6000 would be a replacement for 1/3000 for 20th century games, but more thought is needed.

Tas - thanks for the offer; if I switch to 1/6000 I'll definitely contact you.


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

It's a hard call to make Greg

I've started 1/3000 so I am building up in that scale, I like the ability to see the "look" of the ship.

I think the Figurehead ships are absolutely beautiful but on a gaming table I cannot see it (old eyes here I think)

I did consider doing both scales (before the wife and kids came along when I had too much time, money and madness) using the smaller scale to represent the enemy fleets on table in double-blind games.

Needless to say the scheme never too form ;)