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AICUSV14 Feb 2020 8:28 p.m. PST

To those of you who play SP using15/18mm figures, how do you base them and what size base do you use? Also, do you change any of the movement rates or ranges? Thanks in advance.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 3:42 a.m. PST

Most figs singles with 1.5 cm circles; now the close order ones be by twos on 2.5cm front…
I kept the same distances as in the rules. Firing muskets to 60cm means 1cm =say 2 meters.
It has a nice look, with distances more realistic compared to the ground space taken by troops.
So one figure in close order has roughly 2+ m front; cheating a bit they are actually 2-3 men "in each" and I consider 1-2 for cadres (officer and cover man?). it gives it a more reasonable "unit" idea; 2 groups could be a platoon or company which makes it reasonable in the same force to have 2-3 types of troops.
Altogether it gives space with the 18mm figs and a nice look. You can see some on my site.
I even gives them more than the traditionnal 180x120 table. More options.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 8:38 a.m. PST

Any time I change figure size, I almost never change measurements. Frankly many game ranges look silly, so smaller figures make the game look much better!

AICUSV15 Feb 2020 9:32 a.m. PST

All will be skirmish troops in open order – so that means single figures to a base. I agree about ranges vs. ground scale, but I'm trying to fit a 1 mile by 2 mile area on a 4'x6' table.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 10:09 a.m. PST

Not all will be skirmishers. Well it depends on the subject.
1 mile for Sp2, that will be pushing the extremes.

AICUSV15 Feb 2020 4:35 p.m. PST

It is a historical AWI scenario – a fighting withdraw. I'm looking at reducing the actual area of the fighting, but I don't want troops entering the table of top of enemy troops.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2020 2:13 a.m. PST

Use some sort of "void" that will represent more distance. Put figs, don't touch them, but it would take several activations to reach the line, give it a set number of inches to ve " walked" to be there.

AICUSV16 Feb 2020 8:37 p.m. PST

Didn't think of that – thanks

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