6mm Sci-Fi Infantry for a Seven Days to River Rhine (or to Planet Venus) Game

I recently ordered the Seven Days to the River Rhine rule set from Great Escape Games (link here) and have ordered a few Soviet and Swedish cold war tanks and infantry from Heroics and Ros to play it in 6mm.

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I had a quick read-through of the rules and they seem straightforward and clear on an initial read through. There are a number of videos on how to play the game and viewing these I feel confident in running the game. There few nice mechanisms that make me eager to give them a try, like the activation / reaction / change of initiative rules. It has a simple but not simplistic feel to it. I also like the “damage” system where the units does not need to be destroyed but can be overwhelmed and can pull back to recover, etc.

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The Little One and I, decided to play a game this coming weekend but as we are still waiting for the Cold War miniatures I thought we could use some 6mm Sci-Fi Forces instead. I do not aim to do any modification to the rules, I am just using the Sci-Fi stuff in lieu of the Cold War ones.

I have plenty of vehicles but a limited amount of infantry that looks ok, however I recently ordered some of the excellent 6mm Sci-Fi Polish Infantry from Brigade Models (link here).


These will form part of the infantry element for our armies and then we will use some of the many 6mm Sci-Fi vehicles I have (also from Brigade Models).

I think they work excellent as a general futuristic infantry type, not too advanced tech or combat suited (that is not what I am after for this diversion). In fact it is the best 6mm infantry of this type I have seen.

I bought four packs of infantry (the come in packs of 25) at £2.75 each, with the vehicles a total outlay of about £15. They are based on small Flames of War sized MDF bases and Commanders on smaller ones. I plan to use these for Quadrant 13 and Future War Commander.

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For APC I used the Magnus APC (link here) and the Small Vehicle is a Wizard Jeep (link here).

Simple fast paint job, tried to convey the illusion of some camouflage, it works from a distance.

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We will use these for both sides this weekend, unless I finish the other set of infantry I am working on from Brigade Models.

I will do a Write-up next weekend on how it went – looking forward to it. I hope they play as well as they read.

/ Hope that was of some interest

5 thoughts on “6mm Sci-Fi Infantry for a Seven Days to River Rhine (or to Planet Venus) Game

  1. Phil Carrington

    Excellent stuff as always. Thank you. As well as Brigade (which is really nice stuff as you say), you might also want to have a look at Vanguard Miniatures, particularly the Defeat in Detail 6mm (Novan Regulars). I’m sure there are many other ranges as well but I have always been impressed with the detail and how well they paint up.

    Anyway, looking forward to more on the Scanian War as well (I’ve just started reading the Helion title covering this war).

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