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Hughes197011 Mar 2023 3:06 a.m. PST

Hello I have many about 200 miniatures in 15mm (essex min) is it possible to play with black powder rules ? how can I do for the bases

how many cm for front and depth and how many figures on the bases
thank you for your help

Porthos11 Mar 2023 3:40 a.m. PST

Of course it is. See page 172 and 173 of the main rules book (my version is from 2009).

Mr Elmo11 Mar 2023 6:03 a.m. PST

When I last fiddled with BP, we did centimeters are inches so the 40mm base was 1" instead

Maggot11 Mar 2023 7:53 a.m. PST

You absolutely can play in 15mm. Base sizes are irrelevant, as long as the base sizes are generally uniform throughout both armies. What's more important is that unit sizes are uniform-#bases equals what size unit. Generally, and to "show" the different formations best, I've used 6-8 bases for a normal size unit, 4-6 for small, 2-4 for tiny and 8-10 for large units. How many figures are on each base and the base sizes, again are irrelevant; just as long as base sizes are generally the same in each army (and compatible with each other).

I've played it almost as a skirmish game, with as few as 6 individually based 15mm figures in each unit (often using centimeters instead of inches for a smaller playing area).

Hughes197011 Mar 2023 10:17 a.m. PST

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could it be like that?
I only know these rules for the period Warfare in the Age of Reason
I wanted to change

Maggot11 Mar 2023 11:07 a.m. PST

I'm not exactly sure what you are asking I your 0917PST post, but again, as long as the base widths are generally the same, you will not have an issue.

As long as all your units are similar, you'll be fine. For example, if your normal "unit" is six bases, with each base being 25mm wide, make sure all your normal size units are six bases with a similar frontage. Artillery are the exception, but their frontage for a single base should again, be similar (slightly larger or smaller makes no difference) to the frontage of a single base in say, and infantry or cavalry unit.

BP is very forgiving on these items, but if you have a lot of mismatched base sizes and units, movement and shooting distances start to look really "off."

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2023 5:08 p.m. PST

We do Black Powder in 6mm and have certainly done it in 15mm – for 15mm we put four infantry on a stand that is 1 inch wide, 3/4 inches deep, cavalry 1 X 1 and artillery 1 inch wide and 1 1/2 inches deep

Hughes197012 Mar 2023 3:57 a.m. PST

thanks guys
I will do so I hope it is OK for SYW too
are for the Napoleons

organized 24 figures per battalion
as 4 bases of 6 figures 40x30mm bases
Line cavalry 12 figures, 4 x 40x30mm 3 figures on each
Light Cavalry 8 figures, 4 40x30mm bases 2 figures on each
Guns 1 model on 40x40mm

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