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Gary Overmyer06 Feb 2018 5:08 p.m. PST

What would the frontage be in mm for a 36 man unit in 28mm? I have based my 24 man units on a 20mm per man frontage in 2 ranks. so, 6 40 x 40mm bases. I want to represent my provincial units as larger formations.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 5:41 p.m. PST

I use the same number of bases but more of them – my 36 stand units have 9 stands of 4 per stand

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 6:51 p.m. PST

18 files X 20mm file width is 360mm. Or is this a trick question?

Gary Overmyer06 Feb 2018 6:53 p.m. PST

Not a trick question. I haven't played black powder yet. I just didn't want to base a "large" unit wrong.

Jack Burton07 Feb 2018 1:10 a.m. PST

Gary, It's me: John.

Gary Overmyer07 Feb 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

Hi John!

Bowman07 Feb 2018 9:09 a.m. PST

Gary, the suggestions for basing in Black Powder are just that……..suggestions. Just have the larger unit look larger so that your opponent can tell the difference between small, regular and large units.

I have to say that your units are pretty large already. You might want to think about having units with less men, say a regular unit is 20 men (10 men frontage in two rows or 5 40X40mm squares). Then have your large unit at 24 men (12 X 2 or 6 40X40mm squares). This will allow you to put more units on the table, which may produce a better game. You will need more command units, however.

My FIW figures are all on 25mm round bases. I then put them on a movement tray to be formed units. But I can also play them individually for skirmish games. Best of both worlds.

Anyhow, do what you think looks best on the table. The rest is just suggestions.

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