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OSL200020 Mar 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

Hello how many figures for infantry do these rules suggest per base? Also do you need the original WW2 Spearhead rules to use the WW1 supplement.
Sorry about the previous post. User error

monk2002uk20 Mar 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

OSL2000, there is no fixed number of figures per base. Great War Spearhead is popular in 6, 10, 15 and 20mm. Robin typically uses two figures per base. You can see lots of examples on his website here:

My preference, FWIIW, is 6mm. Three to four figures is fine for infantry; two cavalry; or one field gun and crew. What you will find is that the number of stands will give the overall impression rather than the number of figures per stand.


Crow Bait20 Mar 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

You do not need WW2 Spearhead for the Great War supplement. It is complete by itself.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

The combat system removes figures by the stand, the individual number of figures won't make any difference.

From what I've seen, 3 figures per base seems normal in 15mm.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

You do not need WW2 Spearhead for the Great War supplement. It is complete by itself

You do not need WW2 Spearhead if you have the newer GWSH rules, they are a complete ruleset. If you have the old supplement you will need the WW2 Rules.

BattlerBritain20 Mar 2017 3:40 p.m. PST

Has anybody got a link to where you can get GWSH from?

OSL200020 Mar 2017 3:41 p.m. PST

Stosstrupen are you talking about the second version of Great War Spearhead? Regarding not needing the WW2 rules

Crow Bait20 Mar 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

It's available on Lulu, along with the scenario books.

Vimy Ridge Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 7:59 p.m. PST

You can get them here:

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 9:45 p.m. PST

Yes the second edition

Martin Rapier20 Mar 2017 11:37 p.m. PST

As above, 2nd Ed is a standalone set, and the number of figures per base is whatever looks good. In 15mm and 20mm I use two infantry per base, rather more in 6mm.

As regiments/brigades will have a dozen bases or more, that is where the mass comes from.

BattlerBritain21 Mar 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link.

OSL200021 Mar 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

Thanks, I hope to obtain a copy of these rules soon.

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