This is the answer to: what scale is this figure? how big should doors be? how tall is one storey?

...or most other questions that involve getting the scale sorted.

Ground Distance Scale / Terrain & Buildings / Six Foot Tall Objects ..... (like soldier figures...See Note A)

Notes:

A. This list of scales attempts to be mathematically exact. It deliberately avoids and refuses to incorporate fudge factors of any kind, although these have been a common practice in the miniatures industry (and still are).

B. A naval wargaming scale.

C. Spartan's Dystopian Wars is nominally this scale. Also, a Naval Wargaming Scale.

D. Micro Armor Scale

E. Reaper's latest version of CAV (CAV: SO ) is nominally this scale.

F. 1:160 often matches or is very close to N-scale model railroad kit.

G. A lot of ACW and Napoleonic gaming happens at this scale.

H. Warhammer (Fantasy or 40K) is this scale.

J. 37.5mm is really, really close to 1.5 inches; also 1:48 often matches O-scale model railroad kit.

K. An oddball scale. 1:36 — 1 inch=3 feet — 50mm soldiers would be much tidier.

F&J. Research into RR scales remains ongoing (numerous, numerous! RR scales exist) and for now they are being added to these notes.

...or most other questions that involve getting the scale sorted.

Ground Distance Scale / Terrain & Buildings / Six Foot Tall Objects ..... (like soldier figures...See Note A)

- 1:2400 -- 1 inch equals 200 feet ----- 0.75 mm soldiers; 1 mm is 8 feet tall (B)
- 1:1200 -- 1 inch equals 100 feet ----- 1.5 mm soldiers (C )
- 1: 900 --- 1 inch equals 75 feet ------- 2 mm soldiers
- 1: 600 --- 1 inch equals 50 feet ------- 3 mm soldiers
- 1: 300 --- 1 inch equals 25 feet ------- 6 mm soldiers
- 1: 275 --- 1 inch equals 22.92 feet --- 6.65 mm soldiers (D)
- 1: 240 --- 1 inch equals 20 feet ------- 7.5 mm soldiers
- 1: 225 --- 1 inch equals 18.75 feet --- 8 mm soldiers
- 1: 180 --- 1 inch equals 15 feet ------- 10 mm soldier (E)
- 1: 160 --- 1 inch equals 13.33 feet --- 11.25 mm soldiers (F)
- 1: 150 --- 1 inch equals 12.5 feet ----- 12 mm soldiers
- 1: 120 --- 1 inch equals 10 feet ------- 15 mm soldiers (G)
- 1: 100 --- 1 inch equals 8 1/3 feet --- 18 mm soldiers
- 1: 90 ----- 1 inch equals 7.5 feet ------ 20 mm soldiers
- 1: 72 ----- 1 inch equals 6 feet -------- 25 mm soldiers
- 1: 60 ----- 1 inch equals 5 feet -------- 30 mm soldiers (H)
- 1: 48 ----- 1 inch equals 4 feet -------- 37.5 mm soldiers (J)
- 1: 35 ----- 1 inch equals 2.92 feet ---- 51.4 mm soldiers (K)

Notes:

A. This list of scales attempts to be mathematically exact. It deliberately avoids and refuses to incorporate fudge factors of any kind, although these have been a common practice in the miniatures industry (and still are).

B. A naval wargaming scale.

C. Spartan's Dystopian Wars is nominally this scale. Also, a Naval Wargaming Scale.

D. Micro Armor Scale

E. Reaper's latest version of CAV (CAV: SO ) is nominally this scale.

F. 1:160 often matches or is very close to N-scale model railroad kit.

G. A lot of ACW and Napoleonic gaming happens at this scale.

H. Warhammer (Fantasy or 40K) is this scale.

J. 37.5mm is really, really close to 1.5 inches; also 1:48 often matches O-scale model railroad kit.

K. An oddball scale. 1:36 — 1 inch=3 feet — 50mm soldiers would be much tidier.

F&J. Research into RR scales remains ongoing (numerous, numerous! RR scales exist) and for now they are being added to these notes.