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Digger Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

I just bought a copy of "Honours of War". Sadly it seems the basing is a little different from what I've worked with before: "Warfare in the Age of Reason." The problem doesn't seem insurmountable, but as I go forward with more SYW plans, is there such a thing as a generic basic that fits with most rules systems?

JimDuncanUK18 May 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

For 28mm I use 20mm frontage per figure.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

I think that as long as you are consistent with your own armies, you can do whatever you want, be it DBx stands, 40x40 squares, etc.

olicana19 May 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

It also depends on if you plan to use them with the figures of other players, or just to fight other figures of your own.

Personally, I always collect the figures for both sides, three sides (Prussian, Russian, and Austrian) in the case of the SYW. You can see my figures in Honours of War (my name is James Roach). My figures are based on 45mm squares (infantry) with six figures (2 for skirmishers like grenz). Cavalry are on 45mm x 60mm with two figures per. For some reason, now lost even to myself, I chose to base my artillery on 67.5mm x 90mm.

There are no pics of my Austrians in HoW, so here's one or two of them fighting my Prussians at Lobostiz (actually the Derby show in 2016). I think the packed ranks 'spacing', especially for the infantry, looks about right for 7YW:






My blog link is here, if you want to see more:

Digger Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. James, superb scenery and miniatures by the way. I have a mountain of 15mm SYW miniatures I acquired more than 15 years ago. Most have never been painted but I want to revisit that project now. My hope also is to do the period in 25mm, and put on a game at our local convention here in San Diego. I've always thought collecting both sides was a good idea, and ensures you can play even when opponents don't have the requisite forces.

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