Playing using 28mm

Moderators: Vis Bellica, Laffe

Post Reply
gbaylis1957
Posts: 48
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:56 am

Playing using 28mm

Post by gbaylis1957 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:38 am

Hi. I was wondering if there was any general advice about playing this game in 28mm.

I have played it a few times on a large 9 * 5 feet board, but it seems to be a little cramped with 5 Brigades a side (6 men to a battalion/cav squadron).

Is the game best played with smaller figures?, or is 28mm widely used and if so is there any advice as to the number of units on the board / how big (physically) they should be?

I ask as in the other (WW2) games I play (Chain of Command) we are using 28mm, but here there are only a few squads on the table, not an entire Corp.

Many thanks :D

siggian
Posts: 752
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:22 am
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Contact:

Re: Playing using 28mm

Post by siggian » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:58 pm

You could reduced the cramped aspect by forcing 2 of the brigades into off-table reserves.

User avatar
vlad48
Posts: 218
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:21 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Playing using 28mm

Post by vlad48 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:41 pm

We play with 28mm with 12 figures per inft battalion and 6 per cavalry squadron; infantry are based 2 behind 2 on each stand. Our games also use 9x5 tables with about 20 battalions of foot per side and not too much cavalry and we find it works fine. Also, we use small areas of representative terrain (no huge forests) to open up more space. It will work.

gbaylis1957
Posts: 48
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:56 am

Re: Playing using 28mm

Post by gbaylis1957 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:05 pm

Hi

Many thanks. Do you limit the number of artillery stands at all?

Thanks

Graham

Archdukek
Posts: 4361
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:49 pm
Location: Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Re: Playing using 28mm

Post by Archdukek » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:11 pm

We've play with 28mm on a 10'x 6' table using 24 figure battalions and 12 figure cavalry regiments and things do get cramped if playing with more than 3 infantry brigades in the main battle line. Walt's (vlad48) suggestion of 12 figure battalions would make life easier but I like the bigger units.

John

User avatar
vlad48
Posts: 218
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:21 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Playing using 28mm

Post by vlad48 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:59 pm

Do you limit the number of artillery stands at all?

- We choose to use 2 artillery stands to represent a standard battery - that way the width of a battery is comparable to an infantry battalion.
- We also only have 2-3 batteries per side (although this depends on the scenario); otherwise we find more batteries can really impact play balance and make it very difficult on attacking sides....

Archdukek
Posts: 4361
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:49 pm
Location: Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Re: Playing using 28mm

Post by Archdukek » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:42 pm

We don't use any kind of grand battery which I think is an army level resource, not one for divisional games. I also tend to allocate a battery per infantry brigade and perhaps one under the Divisional Commander's control if a scenario calls for it, so that limits it to 3 usually.

John

John P
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:18 pm

Re: Playing using 28mm

Post by John P » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:09 pm

I think given space concerns that a 16 figure standard battalion would work very well for this game using 28mm figures. On the standard 40mm x 40mm 4 figure base that gives you 4 bases sufficient to recreate the necessary formations in line, 2 x 2 for attack column, 1 x 4 for march column and 2 facing front the other 2 to the rear for square.

User avatar
vlad48
Posts: 218
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:21 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Playing using 28mm

Post by vlad48 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:47 pm

Our clubs use 12-figure battalions on 3 bases for a standard sized unit. This system was originally used for Shako 2 here but we find it works very well for GdA. I will try to link to some pictures.

Post Reply