I've got a real conundrum here.
I'm trying to get some models together for an upcoming TWILIGHT:2000 game - specifically some inexpensive military models of tanks and APCs and the like. All of the minis I can find for characters and NPCs are in the 25mm-28mm range. Most wargamers like their stuff a lot more exact than the typical fantasy gaming crowd. That is, for example, Reaper minis are classified as "heroic 28mm" which means that they're anywhere from 25mm-35mm, so essentially stuff from Black Scorpion, The Assault Group and Empress are all going to be really correct.
I have what is supposedly a 1/72 scale papercraft LAV-25 (which if you're curious is an eight-wheeled amphibious armored personnel carrier [Light Armored Vehicle] that mounts a 25mm autocannon), but the 28mm minis I have are gargantuan next to it! To wit: I have one that stands straight up, flatfooted, so if I consider that with helmet in boots he's 6'6" three of him are equal to the length of the LAV cutout...when it should be closer to four (as the LAV is 21 feet long).
I've heard that 1/72 is 20mm, but others say that 1/72 is 25mm, then another friend who IS a wargamer says that 1/48 is closer to 25mm/28mm!
Which is it? Or what is it?