Why 10mm?

I initially wanted to get enough miniatures to recreate some of the WW1 conflicts in Persia. Opting for 10mm over other figure sizes seemed to me to offer a real possibility of covering a conventional wargames tabletop with a wide expanse of desert terrain, while at the same time allowing miniatures to retain some individual character. When choosing a scale and figure range for a wargames project, wargamers are always dependant on what is currently available. I quickly dismissed 6mm figures. Not because they were too small and lacked detail but because the available ranges didn’t include enough individuality and variety of poses for me. The current 15mm figure ranges as well seldom offered more than one pose, which in this scale made duplicates, for me, stand out far too obviously. 10mm also
LEFT My early attempts at converting generic Turkish, Arab or Imperial trench diggers from Model Scene N-Scale model railway miniatures shown still on their plastic sprues.
suffered from a lack of variety in the figure-pose department. However with 10mm figures, I didn’t find the repetition such a serious eye- sore. In addition, the availability of compatible N- scale railway models and 1:144 scale First World War planes made the decision making a bit of a no-brainer. Better still, Pendraken Miniatures produced a specific Middle East range in 10mm (see here). There were also lots of useful figures from other 10mm manufacturers well worth foraging for.
ABOVE TimeCast 10mm buildings.
Red Eagle 1:144 biplane.
Pendraken pilot sculpt (WW5).
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