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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2017 6:16 p.m. PST

I asked this question about a year or so ago, but I have since lost the thread. So here we go again.

What is the average frontage(width) for 15mm bases? In other words, how wide should a 15mm bridge be to accomdate most rule sets?


TNE230029 Dec 2017 7:39 p.m. PST

was this the thread?
TMP link

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

Hmm. For ancients and medievals, I'd go with 40mm (DBA/WRG and all clones.) For horse & musket, 1" (Fire & Fury, Napoleon's Battles and all clones) and for moderns, I'd go measure a Sherman or a Panzer IV. (OK, maybe a Tiger or an Abrams.)

Say 40mm. That also catches the horse & musket sets which run cavalry three abreast.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2017 9:39 p.m. PST

Thats the thread, thanks.

evilgong29 Dec 2017 10:12 p.m. PST


bruntonboy30 Dec 2017 1:45 a.m. PST

Maybe slightly larger than 40mm INHO as figures shields or weapons may stick out a bit. Think most of my WW2 vehicles are on bases that are about 50mm wide too so I would go for that.(or say 52mm…)

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Dec 2017 2:09 a.m. PST

For what it is worth ,all the PP rules use 30mm frontages. Therefore 30mm should be fine for anyone using the PP standard. . However many rules use the WRG 40mm frontage. A bridge this wide might start to look out of proportion(visually) if it were a short bridge too?

Durban Gamer30 Dec 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

I went at it like this: an 8cm x 8cm squares grid still allows gaming on a smallish table. I wanted 2 stands to fit side by side in the squares, so went with 38mm frontage for my 15mm stands. Allows up to 4 infantry or 3 cav. And artillery and limbers don't look quite so lonely as with the trad 40mm.

Personal logo Dervel Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 Dec 2017 5:59 a.m. PST

I would tend to agree with 40mm, but let me through this in; if you are making a bridge or other terrain, make it 10mm wider than whatever you choose so you are not wedging them in and out of the terrain.

corona66 Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

Anyone know where I can get stone bridges for Renaissance to Napoleonic with clearance for 40mm bases?

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

YouTube link

The PP one should be perfect for your needs. Above is a link to the video. Brookhursts have it in the Shop too.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 10:33 p.m. PST

I think robert piepenbrink nailed it.

I would only add that bridges probably also need to come in a few lengths to span typical gaming rivers, which usually seem to be a round multiple of inches or 40mm, plus a bit extra for banks.

- Ix

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