Help support TMP

"6mm ECW basing for Various rules" Topic

4 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the English Civil War Message Board

688 hits since 26 Sep 2016
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

itchysama26 Sep 2016 10:43 a.m. PST

I like different "levels" of play in miniature gaming, and wanted to try and work out some sort of consensus basing system to all this to work.

I have come up with a "working" solution that I plan to use for my winter project. Rather than post the whole thing here, here is the link to it.


Please let me know your thoughts on my solution.

Thanks in Advance,

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 11:02 a.m. PST

Your basing will work just fine for Regiment of Foote. This might be of use to other 6mm ECW players. The grid size would be 4 inch squares, giving a table 3 feet by 2 feet. 6mm does look very nice. Good luck with an interesting project.


itchysama26 Sep 2016 11:06 a.m. PST

Haven't played Regiment of Foote, but glad to know this would work there too! Thanks and will update the page with photos as the project goes on.
Still finishing up my 28mms first though (should be finished by the weekend).


Anthropicus26 Sep 2016 12:20 p.m. PST

My first thought from my recent experience basing Baccus AWI on DBA sized bases is that you might have a little trouble basing three ranks in 20mm of depth. As well you'll have a significant gap on either side of the pikes. Two strips fits neatly side by side on 40mm width. Most of the bases pictured on the Baccus website are 60mm wide, for reference.

I've found that for individually based 6mm, 40x20 isn't quite big enough to scatter 12 miniatures. 12 just barely fit in neat lines. I had to go to 30mm depth for my irregular Indians.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.