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Ken1967

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Starting Out
« on: January 26, 2016, 02:58:33 AM »
Hi Folks - got a set of Longstreet rules, the card set and enough mini's for a Federal regiment (I think) over the Cancon weekend, here in Australia.

Excited to be finally getting started on this, but a few questions - and bearing in mind I'm still poring over the rulebook:

Mate and I will be doing this at 15mm scale; to that end - how many mini's works on a base?

Linked to bases; we've been advised to use 40x30mm for infantry and 40x40mm bases for artillery? Thoughts appreciated on that.

Now that i'm on the site here, will be coming back frequently to read into Longstreet.

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Re: Starting Out
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 07:02:04 AM »
Choose whatever you think looks good.

As for your question about different base sizes:  having slightly more depth on artillery is not a problem.  Just make sure the frontage stays the same across all bases.

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Re: Starting Out
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 10:20:34 AM »
You won't regret your investment. Longstreet is an excellent, subtle game that gets more interesting with repeated play. I love the constant interaction that card play brings, and the balance is just right between players having freedom to choose their actions and unexpected events interfering with plans. Unlike some card-driven rules (think Piquet), you are playing against your opponent, not a system.

We use 1" square bases and 12mm figures (by Kallistra). Partly this base size makes the base width conversion really easy and allows us to play good sized games on a 6'x4' table. Having square bases does also make formation changes easier too, as a 90 degree facing change covers the same footprint.  I put 3 or 4 figures on a base depending on pose. 3 is ample for a firing line. Kallistra themselves show their figures tightly packed, with 8 models on a 40x30mm base, but for me that is just too crowded and you can't make out individual castings. My regular opponent uses 1" squares and 4 15mm figures per base, so a bit more crowded than my 12s but they look good.

Have fun!

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Re: Starting Out
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 01:06:03 PM »
Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.

I'm having my first game with a mate next week. I'll post questions I have after that.

Ken