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bobblanchett23 Dec 2017 10:30 p.m. PST

Would appreciate the benefit of the experience of any 6mm players out there..

My clubs mainly doing MNR/Maurice in 40x30 for 18mm
So if I want a game I will happily put up my 6mm on 40mm BW against the big lads.

I will be basing a mix of H&R and Baccus units for Might and Reason as well as Maurice.

I know 50x25 is suggested but I'm the only 6mm SYW I know in my circles so I have a mind to the BW that they use.

Now a 40mm BW is ok but I know a lot of 6mm players do 60(or 30)x30 bases and use a 30mm BW… Especially if Baccus look like pushing out their SYW polemos rules this year. (Or use V&B)

So I'm currently thinking 40x20(or 25mm at a push) with sabots infantry in two ranks and cav in one rank.

30mm just seems like a lot of real estate..

Anyone done 30mmx30mm bases in pairs to match up to 60mm BW?

Any 6mm players care to share pics and experience?

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2017 8:29 p.m. PST

I've done 30x30mm bases for 6mm figures., purely because I can group them in pairs to make Polemos bases.

Sorry, can't post pictures. It's another working day in the site office here in Kazakhstan and the company frowns on throwing JPG's around with gay abandon.

BUT – I go with dense pack figures. So an SYW infantry base has three ranks of 6 figures and then two more figures in the corners to make a fourth rank of file closers. So my Polemos equivalent bases have 40 infantry figures, not 24. AS I use Rank & File for my gaming, that gives me 10 bases for a battalion. Or six LaSalle style 60 x 30mm bases.

Yes, a battalion ends up with 200 odd figures and takes a foot of space when in line. So I'm back at 28mm figure size gaming boards and I can play Grant / Featherstone style with each base being 2 figures.

It's all good.

Glenn Pearce26 Dec 2017 8:06 a.m. PST

Hello bobblanchett!

The thing about 6mm is you never really know where it will lead you. Sooner or later other periods pop up and away you go. You might even find other players in your favourite period.

The 60x30 base was developed by Baccus to cover that and that is also why all of the Polemos rules use it. It's the only base developed for 6mm by a 6mm firm. Today a number of people simply refer to it as standard 6mm basing.

You can use most rule sets as is or with a few simple house rules. No need to ever rebase again.

I've been involved in 6mm for over 40 years and have 50,000 figures all based on Polemos. Many of my friends around the world have their collections based this way as well. Some clubs only allow this base to be used for 6mm.

Go to the Baccus web site and you will see tons of these bases, in fact it's pretty much the only one they use in their catalogue. They even sell their figures in packs to match the basing so you never have any extra figures.

Best regards,


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