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Justin Credible19 Nov 2012 7:09 a.m. PST

I was wondering how important it is to have standardised base depths across an army/armies in POW? Quite clearly one should have standardised base widths for firing/melee purposes but with some rules depths simply don't matter. Can anyone advise?

Schlesien19 Nov 2012 7:41 a.m. PST

I would say any base depth is fine as long as it it not really deep it does not vary by much within an army. I've seen 20mm deep infantry stands. Makes the infantry not so tipsy moving on hills.

Sysiphus19 Nov 2012 8:24 a.m. PST

The only time I remember the depth mattering much was in bring up another unit into an existing melee. The rule was the supporting unit needed to touch the rear base of the unit already in melee.
But, if you have a standard base depth throughout and existing pair of opponents, and the depth is less than what's called for, supporting a melee might be just a bit more difficult. Especially for the native troops with a base depth in both infantry and cavalry of 40mm, in 15mm scale.

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