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AegonTheUnready Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 7:53 a.m. PST

The SAGA basing seems clos-ish to DBA/DBM/FOG et cetera. Anyone tried using their DBA based figures in SAGA? Does it work well?

Don Perrin07 Nov 2019 7:59 a.m. PST

Just my warlord base – it has two figures on it. Otherwise, all individual round bases.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 10:29 a.m. PST

I fought against a fellow at a tournament that had multi figures on rectangle bases. DBM basing. It sucked and did not work for anyone but, the bum too lazy to rebase his stuff! All game long it was;
"Now tell me once again how many figures are actually in that unit"
"Ummm excuse me, you must charge in a straight line."
"Hey, that unit should be twice as big and spread out!"

Redblack07 Nov 2019 11:05 a.m. PST

i have played with several players who have multiple based figures that were mainly based for Hail Caesar or similar set. There were no problems as long as common sense was used . The practice was that the multi based figures were used as if they were in the formation that best suited the game situation Multiple attacks were calculated as if both sides were singly based.

The multi based figures sometimes had an advantage for moving but this was offset by their closeness for missile fire and melee contacts.

Of course the games were friendly ones with no super competitive types like the idiot mentioned in the above post by skipper John.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut07 Nov 2019 11:41 a.m. PST

You can passably do this with 2-figure bases for SAGA, with singke figure bases to swap out. Or each stand of models represents one figure, which will visuallh give a larger battle using the same rules.

coopman07 Nov 2019 1:07 p.m. PST

The guy should have put casualty rings/caps on his dead figures. That would have helped a bit.

Nick Bowler07 Nov 2019 1:56 p.m. PST

I have played Saga using 15mm figs on DBx bases (40mm rectangles). Because a 40mm base is roughly twice a 25mm Saga base, we created measuring sticks that were twice as long and used those, and played on a board twice as large in each dimension -- a 6' x 4' board. Each stand was a saga figure. The game worked well -- apart from the fact I kept losing :) We played multiple battles over a 3-4 month period.

Bohemund08 Nov 2019 6:34 a.m. PST

I have based some units for Saga with a few "pairs" and not had any problems. I have used figures based for different systems to play-test armies before rebasing. This worked as a temporary solution because of the good will of both players.

Rabelais08 Nov 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

Played Saga Crusades with multi-based figures. We counted each 40mm square base as a single saga figure. Worked fine.

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