I'm still playing around with some smaller figures to see if they hold any appeal for me. This morning I primed these 28 Baccus Frenchmen. It took about 90 minutes to paint and base them.
I do like them. Fifteen years ago I had painted enough Baccus figures to play a small General de Brigade scenario. My painting skill has definitely improved over the years. I don't know if Baccus has solved the fragility of the bayonets since 2003. Most strips are missing at least one bayonet.
How do these compare with the PicoArmor 3mm figures? Both units have a frontage of 60mm. With the 6mm figures I put 24 figures on the base; with the 3mm figures, there are 94 figures in the same area.
They both look like a line of troops. The 3mm figures are less evidently French infantry. The Baccus figures do succeed in looking French. I know the whole point of smaller scales is to get away from individual figures and look at them en masse. You're really painting a formation, not a figure.
The below picture really shows the difference in size between 3mm and 6mm. Those 3mm figures are tiny!
What do you think, fellows? If I do start a small scale project, should it be in 3mm or 6mm?