Monday, 19 May 2008

Hmm is this good basing?

Gone for a fairly traditional 1 1/4 x 2 inch but crammed with 5 or 6 figs. Cant decide if I like it?

1 comment:

Dave Gamer said...

I based my 15mm ACW 6 to a 1.25" square base (2 ranks of 3) with 4 bases to a regiment in order to give a more massive look to the unit (and avoid those "12 figures does not look like a regiment" complaints the 6mm adherents always come up with). After playing with them I noticed that the units have no character - with the figures crowded so close together on the tabletop I just see masses of blue and grey with spikey bits protruding and topped by flags.

For my 25mm ACW I'm going with the basing in Larry Brom's "Glint of Bayonets" rules which is 1.5" wide x 2" deep bases - 2 ranks of 2 figures per base - 5 bases (20 figures) to a regiment. At first I thought that was too much space between figures (frontage-wise) but after basing up a test regiment I actually like it. The extra space between figures helps set attention to each individual figure which gives the unit more character - plus the extra space the bases take up give the unit a more massive feel.