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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2021 7:20 a.m. PST


I came across these pics on Board Game Geek, added by Jason Kruse, showing Warlord's Epic ACW figs on Kallistra Hexon terrain without bases –

Think these thin lines look rather nice -

Speculating whether it might be possible for adding extra stability, if mounted or foot officers, drummers, etc. could be glued front/back of each strip to enhance this basing-less idea (mounted officers perhaps even at the ends)?

(Kallistra 12mm metal figs could add that much more weight to the plastics too)

JimDuncanUK26 Apr 2021 7:24 a.m. PST

Nice idea but I think I will base my EPIC ACW figures on bases albeit cut down to 55mm.

Legionarius26 Apr 2021 7:58 a.m. PST

Better stable than wobbly! :)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2021 9:17 a.m. PST

I'd be concerned about bumping the table and wiping out a division of troops.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2021 10:54 a.m. PST

LOL, 79thPA…..

you know that's right!

14th NJ Vol26 Apr 2021 2:27 p.m. PST

Did he put pins on the bottom to hold them upright?

evilgong26 Apr 2021 3:08 p.m. PST

This forces you to pick them up by the paint job.

45thdiv26 Apr 2021 3:49 p.m. PST

I don't think those have been painted.

blank frank24 May 2021 10:08 a.m. PST

This took me back to my games in the 60's Featherstone's action in the Platville valley, where we used to move every individual figure. We never finished the games. I sometimes reflect how much better things would have been had used bases…Ho Hum

General Kirchner02 Jul 2021 12:43 p.m. PST

now I want to try pins and foam boards just to see if it will work,
it looks good!

The H Man08 Aug 2021 5:24 p.m. PST

You only need add some epoxy putty, or glue some carved sprue, or even sit the strip on glass/suitable plastic sheet and apply thick glue then pull off once dry.

Any of these will easily add a bit more stability by increasing the with of the stands base width out anyone really noticing.

Baranovich08 Aug 2021 7:38 p.m. PST

I personally would always want to paint and base my models.

But I have to say, there's something kind of cool about this. It harkens back to playing with toy soldiers as kids when you lined them all up on the kitchen table.

This aesthetic has a really neat, kind of almost like Avalon Hill-esque quality about it. It's simple but effective. I think I would have fun playing Civil War games with this kind of setup.

One thing I did notice is that he used bigger flags on his troops. Those are definitely not the flags that Warlord provides in their boxes.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2021 9:52 a.m. PST

Good point H Man!

Baranovich, as you point out too, there's almost an austere elegance to his setup, and the units are looking ok unbased, and even if unpainted*.

I think this also looks Perry Bros. "Travel Battle" like, and conjures up the whole red army vs. blue army [toy soldier] systems, as you mentioned.

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