6mm Basing

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zabarr
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Re: 6mm Basing

Post by zabarr » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:53 pm

Do I need to concern myself with relative frontage between infantry, cavalry, and artillery? Should infantry and cavalry use the same base sizes? I know there’s mention in the rules of not having artillery be on too small of a frontage. Any guidance or suggestions?

Simmerson
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Re: 6mm Basing

Post by Simmerson » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:50 am

I believe its up to the players to do decide as long as both sides are the same.

I use 20mm frontage for all my bases such as skirmisher, infantry, cavalry and artillery. Only the artillery have a deeper base size of 40mm.

Might want to have larger bases for skirmishers, for example if your infantry base is 20mm it could be extended up to a 40mm base to mount skirmishers on it. I think this is a good option to extend the length of the skirmish screen.

zabarr
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Re: 6mm Basing

Post by zabarr » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:42 pm

Do your infantry and cavalry units take up the same total frontage when in line?

Simmerson
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Re: 6mm Basing

Post by Simmerson » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 am

Yes, for a standard unit both are 6 bases of 20mm by 20mm side by side. Although i tend to have my cavalry of three bases long and two bases deep. In essence wider than an infantry unit in column which I have as two bases long and three bases deep.

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Re: 6mm Basing

Post by zabarr » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:19 pm

As it stands I'm leaning towards using 3 40x20mm bases per infantry unit, with 4 strips of Baccus 20mm per base, for a total of 48 minis per standard battalion. The cavalry however is a conundrum. I'd prefer not to use movement bases, and I'd also prefer not to have too many bases to move. Decisions decisions!

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Re: 6mm Basing

Post by Simmerson » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:16 pm

In essence the same numbers of figures as I use. 40mm by 20mm are easier to move if not using movement trays.

With just three bases, forming a square might be a pain but also column of march may not be possible.

I did start my project doing 2 x20mm by 20mm bases and 2 40mm by 20 bases to do squares.

I only went with 20 by 20 so I could do all. Using the movement trays negate the fiddly side of using the small bases.

Also if you go for 20 by 20, using three bases would equate the same size roughly for rules such as Blucher to try.

Yeah not using movement trays may look better but for me it speeds things up greatly and also when picking up the unit you are picking up the movement base and less chance to remove all those bayonets sticking up.

Lots to consider but am sure either way it will be great once the troops are painted and you get to play some games

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