15mm is my preferred gaming scale, but I have always hankered after Garden Wargaming in the One True Scale. For a couple of weeks, I have been painting a 1:1 terrain piece in my garden, built with spares from my bits box*. The pros and cons of wargaming in the One True Scale are briefly as follows:
- Any DIY shop stocks authentic colours . They have nicer names: Misty Dawn replaces Rotting Flesh.
- Any figure that you put in your buildings will be correctly anatomically proportioned and have realistic flesh tones.
- Buildings weather naturally without the need for filters or washes.
- I only have space for one garage and one shed in my collection.
- Figures in your collection demand to be fed and taken shopping at regular intervals.
- Collecting sword-wielding scantily-clad fantasy babes in this scale will almost certainly cause domestic strife!
Here we see the lovely Mrs K doing some heavy work on the fascia boards. The colour scheme internally was dictated by my spare tester pots and was declared to be Magic Roundabout meets Cirque du Soleil. The shed also sports a posh designer chandelier, generously donated by a friend, and an oak door recycled from the house front door. Drinks cabinet to follow 🙂
* The roof was made from 3 old internal doors. Internal panelling came from a salvaged sauna and floor tiles picked up from display boards from the DIY shop next door to my old business.