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14 Jun 2018 6:00 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Nov 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

What percentage of your painted figures are individually based?

Dynaman878904 Nov 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

About half

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 6:50 a.m. PST


freerangeegg04 Nov 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

Maybe 5%, most are based in twos or more.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

Everything except a most artillery and crews and heavy machine guns (Gatling guns, etc.) and crews. I always use magnetic bases, so if the need arises I have movement bases to which I can attach my infantry and cavalry.


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian04 Nov 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

@ 20%. Single bases are for games with @ 10-20 figures per player. My games are generally a couple hundred per player

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 7:01 a.m. PST


Texas Jack04 Nov 2017 7:15 a.m. PST

Less than 5%

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

Probably 80%. The majority remains to be Warhammer / 40K minis painted in years past, along with many skirmish-based historicals in more recent years.

I'm really more into sabot-basing than "fixed" base elements.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 7:34 a.m. PST


Great War Ace Inactive Member04 Nov 2017 7:47 a.m. PST


Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 7:52 a.m. PST


JimDuncanUK04 Nov 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

Thousands! 50% at least.

Almost all my recent 28mm stuff is on pennies and magnetic sabots and I have older stuff 10mm on home made individual bases 10mm square and grouped 8 to a magnetic sabot base.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 8:22 a.m. PST


foxweasel04 Nov 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

Probably half.

rustymusket04 Nov 2017 8:58 a.m. PST

All of mine. I have 28mm ACW and Dark Ages based for skirmishing type games and I also use them to set up battle scenes on my soldier table.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

99% for me. SAGA!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 9:06 a.m. PST


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 9:13 a.m. PST

15% at most.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

Less than 5%.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

About half – mostly skirmish-type game figures, TSATF,
some ACW and Napoleonic for a skirmish system I've been
messing with for a couple of years, some WWII Pacific.

TMPWargamerabbit04 Nov 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

A high percentage as I play WAB like 28mm ancients and our group napoleonic rules requires miniature removal so…. say 85%. Only my 20mm WWII and WWI collection have multi-miniature team basing (FOW).

Different era collections number over 40,000 paint 25/28mm miniatures. The 20mm collections number about 5500 panted miniatures and vehicles.

KSmyth04 Nov 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

Maybe half. But I'm in the process of re-basing to a 1-2-3 system for my various Daniel Mersey inspired projects. Fewer single figures falling down and much less time for set up and take down.

steamingdave47 Inactive Member04 Nov 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

<15%. Mainly WW2 20mm, 28mm VBCW, some 28mm ECW (for Pikemans Lament) and about half of my 28mm late Saxons. When you are playing games with 1000+ figures, last thing you want is individual bases to move around; added yo which alot of my armiesxare in the 15mm and 10mm sizes and individual bases get very fidfly with smaller scales.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

65% or so

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

All of my 3,000+ 40mm figures are single based on washers. I do have magnetic movement bases for when I do a large game so I can move numbers at a time.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

Figures I use regularly, about 75%
All in my collection, about 40%

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

Probably 95% or more are individually based.

I have about 100 6mm figures that are based in fireteams of four for use in Striker.

All of my 25mm, 15mm, and 1/72 are individually based.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

My two active projects are:
Flames of War:……..Gee. Do you count tanks as "individually based"? grin

American Revolution: about 50%

Dormant, but itching to play, TSATF NW Frontier, 100%

arsbelli04 Nov 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

0% (none) of my painted models are individually based. If someday I decide to add bolt shooters or chariots to any of my armies, those would be individually based, and they might comprise up to 10% of my models.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 3:00 p.m. PST


I have some `15mm multiple based figs and some single bases with two or three dogs, some dog handlers with dogs, and one prospector/mule combo on a single base combo. Maybe a couple others.

Maybe 97-96% if a vehicle and its draft animals counts as multiple basing figures.

Striker04 Nov 2017 4:27 p.m. PST


Legion 405 Nov 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

Since I play only 6mm … Very few of my troops are singly based. Only a very few, and those are fairly "special" types.

Bob in Edmonton05 Nov 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

85% since I sold up my 6mm guys and did some rebasing .

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 6:55 a.m. PST


Dagwood05 Nov 2017 12:09 p.m. PST

10% or so. Units of 20-24 have at least 2, as do units of 12.

I am currently trying to work out how to base some Sea People, originally intended as a skirmish set but slowly growing into an Egyptian army. Washers and magnets on bases ?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 5:19 p.m. PST

All the 54mm and 28mm. All the 1/72. Maybe 100+ of the 15mm. None of the 30mm, 10mm or 5mm, and the multiple-casting based 15mm outnumbers toe individually-based on the order of 10:1. Probably 20:1.

Percentages?? Do I compare 28mm and 5mm by individual castings, area or volume?

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

I'm moving towards 100%, for basing figures individually. I play RPG's, as well as skirmish, and mass battles games. I use the same figures for all three, in fantasy 25-28mm figures and games. I am using movement trays I make myself, to move sets of figures in a unit.

I play 54mm Army Men games, which are skirmish. They are all based on 2" squares, mounted individually, of course. For these games, we tend to play with 50-100+ figures for each side, or player. There are no formations, no units, so no movement trays.

The fantasy figures pull triple duty: RPG, skirmish, and mass battles. When I want a large group of Orcs, or Bugbears, or whatever monster, for the RPG, it really sucks raw eggs if they are mounted on a stand of three! The movement trays allow the best of both worlds, so that is what I am migrating to, in order that I can use the same figures for all three game types.

My movement trays are made from vinyl, peel-n-stick, floor tiles: 12"-square, 2mm thick, around $0.39 USD/tile. I cut them using utility scissors, into whatever shape and size I need. I cut craft foam to size, and stick that on the glue side of the tile. No muss, no fuss. Cheers!

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member24 Nov 2017 4:53 p.m. PST

About 1/3 are individually based. All my 25/28mm's are based this way for skirmish gaming, while my 15mm's are all on group bases.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2017 9:55 p.m. PST


khanscom27 Nov 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

Darn few of the human-ish figures-- only those for RPG or skirmish. Since I mainly play large battles, everything else is on multi- figure bases.

Queen Catherine27 Nov 2017 7:05 p.m. PST


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