What to do with wallahs?

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RichardIV
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What to do with wallahs?

Post by RichardIV »

Does the frontage of units matter?

The reason I ask is that I’ve been lured from Napoleonics by the Indian Mutiny, which includes a lot of units of tribe, wallahs etc. Since I usually base units in 2 ranks x 4 files on a sabot base this will mean that wallahs are 50% wider so in fisticuffs will generally be be in contact with two other units.

I’m tempted to go with a standard frontage and make wallahs deeper, including a third rank.

Any comments?

Maybe it doesn't matter?

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Archdukek
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Re: What to do with wallahs?

Post by Archdukek »

Since they can never operate in Formations I think Wallahs are best portrayed as a disorganised mob rather than a formed unit. So I’d go with 3 ranks and preferably on an irregular sabot tray such as those sold by Warbases in their Dux Brit/Zombie range.

https://warbases.co.uk/product/dux-brit ... 0mm-slots/

Since only half the figures can fire and the dice rolled per Group in Fisticuffs is fixed depending on the troop type it doesn’t really matter.

John
RichardIV
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Re: What to do with wallahs?

Post by RichardIV »

Thanks John ...
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