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Zookie04 Mar 2018 2:21 p.m. PST

I just ordered a copy of Spearhead and I cannot wait to try it out. I already have a number of WWII miniatures but they are based on 40mm bases and the game recommends 1.25 inch bases. Will I need to rebase my models or will that small amount not make a difference? If were to play against someone else with 1.25 inch bases would I have an advantage or disadvantage or would it not really matter?

GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

It won't matter. Mine our on 1" squares.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

Its not going to affect anything. It will work fine.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2018 4:59 p.m. PST

Speaking of basing, how do you distinguish battalions, etc? Do you make permanent labels for your stands?

Martin Rapier05 Mar 2018 12:06 a.m. PST

Mine are on 30x30. No, it doesn't make any difference.

Battalions tend to roll around in big lumps so it is fairly easy to remember who is who.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 8:30 a.m. PST

Thanks, Martin.

Blackhorse MP20 Jun 2018 1:22 p.m. PST


Late to the party here I know, but I use 3mm Litko bases for my infantry(vehicles unbased) and paint the back of each individual plt base a different color for each Bn. So you end up with a red, blue, green, or white Bn, for example. I also use tick marks on the back of the base to denote command stands, using the same marks as on unit map symbols: 2 ticks for Bn HQ, 3 for Reg HQ, or an X for Bde HQ.

I also write the title of any specialist stands on the back of the base(Forward Observer(FO), Recon, SMG etc.). I find these measures help out tremendously when units are in close proximity or become intermingled.

Martin, I'm jealous if you can keep track of all your different units by memory alone. I gave up on that after my first couple of games:)

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