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mwindsorfw03 Jun 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

I typically put 3 6mm figures on a penny, but I've seen some games where 6mm figures are based individually. Seems like a questionable idea, but I'm considering it. What would use use for that? A penny is far too big, and small washers have holes right in the middle.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2017 11:02 a.m. PST

For my 6mm, I base 3-8 and use GW, GZG, and other bases. There are a number of companies and types available. As you probably know.

But if I was going to base 1 per. I'd just glue the fig in the middle. I saw one guy using little round plastic bingo chits. I think he got them at like a Dollar Store, or some place like that.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jun 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

I would use 1/2" square steel bases. Anything smaller simply isn't practical. But I'd never base a single 6mm infantryman. A mech, giant or Ogre, maybe.

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2017 11:16 a.m. PST

I wouldn't mount individually for big 6mm (Epic 40K style) games. But I have scaled down other games, converting inches to centimeters, and mounting figures on small washers. The washers have to be small enough for the base of the figure to not go through the hole.


Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jun 2017 11:37 a.m. PST

I cast 6mm with their original bases big enough, additional bases not needed. May be thin metal lists for magnetic holding.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa03 Jun 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

Not 6mm I know, but I mount my 10/12mm figures on plastic tiddly winks counters about 14mm in diameter, but I did steal the idea from someone who was mounting individual 6mm figures on them. They're thin (so you don't end up with figures towering over vehicles if you don't base them), sufficiently tough and available in a wide range of colours, which if you don't paint around the edge when basing can be used for identification.

Russ Lockwood03 Jun 2017 12:29 p.m. PST

I use 1" discs (essentially thin washers without a hole), but for a 15mm Napoleonic game, I needed a number of 'garrisons' that were basically one-hit wonders that served as a speed bump.

I didn't want to use 15mm figures, thinking that players would confuse them for real units, so I opted for 6mm Adler figures (more like 8mm to my eye) mounted on 1/2" cardboard counters with plain white glue. The difference in size got the point across. Although most were swept away as intended, one managed to repulse an attack!

Dynaman878903 Jun 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

Self Adhesive Linoleum floor tiles. Print out a grid of 1cm squares and paste it to the back. Cut to size for what you need. Standing individuals are one square, LMGs lying down are 2 by 1, squads are 2 by 2.



Chris Wimbrow03 Jun 2017 3:10 p.m. PST


Thanks for reminding me that I must have thrown away thousands of 7/8" diameter steel electrical box knockouts (slugs) during my field-work days. I guess the labor to collect such scrap would have cost more than selling it. But all I had to do for future bases and weights was put 'em in my pocket.

And did I? No. From me to the floor to the construction debris bin they went.

< sounds of me pounding my head >

mwindsorfw03 Jun 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

That's really funny, Chris. Great idea Dynaman.

(Major Disaster)04 Jun 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

I have been mounting my 6mm infantry on 12mm plastic tiddly winks for years. Works quite nicely

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 9:36 p.m. PST

I use magnetic paper and a hole punch, although I've also used these:



McJakub06 Jun 2017 9:47 a.m. PST

I found 7mm (with 3mm hole) and 9mm (with 3,2mm hole) washers. The hole isnt that big so figs wont go through and they seem to be nicely scaled.

vicmagpa107 Jun 2017 8:48 p.m. PST

I use 1 x 1 pine strips. and label what they are on back part of strips. having dm'd many games. not all players know their forces. easy for command control. but all of the above works.

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