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Brian Smaller12 Jan 2020 12:45 p.m. PST

My first attempt at ACW. Like most others starting in this period I went with what I had – some boxes of Perry plastic infantry acquired from God only knows where.

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Brian

Prince Rupert of the Rhine12 Jan 2020 1:03 p.m. PST

Very nice. The basing is really good.

14Bore12 Jan 2020 1:40 p.m. PST

Fantastic job, plastics came out nicely

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2020 2:38 p.m. PST

Those look great, nice firing line, basing and command.

Brian Smaller12 Jan 2020 3:42 p.m. PST

I don't know why I never got into this years ago. Satisfies my liking of Napoleonic infantry formations and lots of flags and deals with the annoying issue of backpacks, lace, turnbacks, collars piping and so forth.

Stephen Miller12 Jan 2020 5:35 p.m. PST

Just a curiousity question. Why do most use bases with verical sides (rather that tapered)? I find a 6" front face of the base rising from the terrain a bit jarring.

Wealdmaster Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2020 6:13 p.m. PST

I've begun to wonder the same and suspect it's the cheapest and only way to run a laser cutter. That said, I've taken some 3mm warbases bases to a grinding wheel to taper them down to about 1mm. It looks great. Trying to hide that all to common bases and trays edge is in my wheelhouse for 2020.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2020 6:25 p.m. PST

I find tapered edges a bit hard to pick up, but I certainly understand your curiosity.

Brian Smaller12 Jan 2020 10:09 p.m. PST

I like the heft of the base and it is easier for me to pick up even with, as you said, a scale 6" door step of the edge of the world. Also, I buy my bases, for the most part, here in New Zealand from a local laser engraving/cutting guy who operates from a small town near to where I live. 3mm mdf is basically what he can get.

Lonkka1Actual12 Jan 2020 11:41 p.m. PST

Great looking figures and I REALLY enjoy the bases!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2020 6:25 a.m. PST

Nice work.

Stephen Miller13 Jan 2020 10:22 a.m. PST

would painting the edges a tan or tan/green mix perhaps be a satisfactory compromised of function/appearance?

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2020 11:43 a.m. PST

On a practical level, most games simulating linear warfare need the bases to butt up against each other.

Since I always paint my base edges olive green, I wonder why others don't.

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