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Nick the Lemming

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Recommended basing?
« on: October 29, 2012, 08:30:57 AM »
Sam, I know Honour games can use any basing, but you usually also suggest recommended basing for your games - do you have any recommended basing for 6mm, 10mm and 15mm for Longstreet? Would you suggest square basing (like for Maurice) or rectangular basing (like for Lasalle)?

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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 08:42:51 AM »
MY 20mm ACW figures are based on 40mm wide by 30mm deep bases with 4 figures (some with 5, some with 3).
Cavalry are on 40mm square.
I'd guess that will be OK for the game since they are all based alike.

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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 09:33:40 AM »
The "squarer" the better,  but anything reasonably deep  (like the Lasalle or F&F bases)  will do.

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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 09:40:23 AM »
Thanks Sam!

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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 08:41:14 AM »
I'd like to ask, why "more square the better"?
We are planning to make into Longstreet with 6mm and consider using 6mm figurines on 4x2 cm bases. I've read lite rules, but I see no rules that will make square bases any better in feel.

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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 10:23:01 AM »
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I'd like to ask, why "more square the better"?

Because everything is measured in base-widths, so you can sometimes get into trouble if you have very thin or narrow bases.  Things like movement allowances and weapon ranges will be weird when contrasted with a unit's flank edges, for example.

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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 12:39:11 PM »
I'm not very good at ACW formations and arrays, so I speak only theoretical, but is it one base not ~70 soldiers in one or two rows? They will have quite wide frontage, but whole formation would be shallow? I do not try to argue, I'm just curious (we will use 4x3 cm bases then, so we could use some skirmishers at the front)

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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 07:05:51 PM »
Hi Kadzik,

If you like the look of the 40x20 stands you could always treat each stand as two bases and make up a few 20x20 ones as change when you have a unit which requires an odd number of bases, also means generally you have to move half the number of stands....

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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2014, 07:48:35 AM »
I use 1 inch square in part for the ease of converting base widths to measurements on the ground .

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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2014, 08:17:29 AM »
Hey Eugene dB I'll second your opinion here I find these rules easy to get into yet challanging to play! :)
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Re: Recommended basing?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2014, 02:56:07 AM »
is it one base not ~70 soldiers in one or two rows? They will have quite wide frontage, but whole formation would be shallow? I do not try to argue, I'm just curious

Hi Kadzik

I think of the base, not as the exact space occupied, but the general footprint of the unit, so including skirmishers. On the table, I think a regiment with stands on 1" square bases looks satisfying.