As people will have noticed movement bases of the sabot variety are something that Dux Brit has seen me use for the first time. For a while now I have been using the six figures 3 x 2 arrangement for the basic Groups in the rules, however they were a bit too regular for my more irregular troops types, perfect for the shieldwall, but just not “freestyle” enough for the less disciplined troops. Well, the great news is that I contacted young Martin at Warbases and asked if he could help by providing something suitable for the rules, and the good news is that he has come up trumps.
As you can see Martin has created a really nice six figure bases which is designed to take six 1p pieces in a formation that is regular enough so you can see they are not a bunch of drunks staggering about the battlefield, but equally they are not the seried ranks of Rome. Indeed, here’s a picture of Tarmacticus and the Picts (didn’t they have a number One in the sixties?) on said bases.
Not sure if Warbases have these on their web site yet, but I am sure you can drop him an email and he’ll be happy to flog them to you. I have to say that this is making me think that these would be perfect for Sharp Practice as well. Regular bases for regular troops, more chaotic stuff for Wallahs and the likes. It certainly speeds up play just shifting blocks of figured about rather than having to move thirty miniature chaps each time.
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