Help support TMP


"basing question Battles for Empire" Topic


4 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Getting Started with 19th Century Gaming Message Board


Areas of Interest

19th Century

375 hits since 27 Jan 2019
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Cavillarius27 Jan 2019 8:00 a.m. PST

Hi All,
I'd like you advice/opinion on the following:

I'm basing a 10mm British colonial army for Battles for Empire. These rules advise you to base irregular enemies (Pathans) with the same number of figures on double width bases, compared to regulars. In my case that would be 6 figures Pathan on a 60mm wide base, 6 British regulars on a 30mm wide base.
Now, I also have Gurkhas on the Empire's side. These are skirmishers, I feel, but BfE says nothing about them. What is your opinion: should I base them like the Pathans, like the British regulars, or even with 3 figures to a 30mm base. Somehow using a 60mm base feels off to me.

stefanov27 Jan 2019 8:23 a.m. PST

Hello, Gurkhas should not be skirmishers but based as the rest of British regulars.

Cavillarius27 Jan 2019 8:56 a.m. PST

Thanks. Yes, rereading the design philosophy of BfE it suddenly dawned on me: Double width does not denote skirmisher status, it denotes mass.

Skirmishing (if done at all) is performed by leaving some space between regular bases.

So you are right Stefanov, thanks!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2019 6:53 a.m. PST

Those rules never took off in my neck of the woods. They look very interesting. Good luck with your project.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.