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Deucey Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2023 2:49 p.m. PST

I'm planning on using Test of Resolve, but I want to be flexible enough to use Hail Caesar or even Triumph/DBA(ie. WRG size).

I was thinking of putting 3 guys on a 60x20 or 60x30 base.

This will result in 9 man units for Test of Resolve, and will leave thin units for the other systems.

I'm really baffled by the stands that come with the Perry Miniatures. They are mostly 40mm or 20mm deep, but 45mm wide. I'm not sure how to use those, or what they are intended for.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2023 3:02 p.m. PST

Beats the heck out of me – I based mine 2 X 2 on a 40 X 40mm stand (mostly play Hail Caesar)

Dervel Fezian02 Oct 2023 4:35 p.m. PST

For Triumph in 28mm most of us base on 80mm wide with the depth varying according to troop type.

Heavy foot are 4 to a base and usually fit pretty well on a 80mmX30mm base.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2023 10:08 p.m. PST

I am using the Perry's on a 3mm thick, MDF move tray (that comes with the 25mm round cut outs) for Never Mind The Billhooks. This makes figure removal easy and yet I can move an entire company at a time. This fun set makes use of figure removal.

Will be using Hail Caesar for my ancients in 28mm using 4 foot figs (in 2x2 configuration) on a 40 x 40mm base- the number of bases as suggested in the rules. Cav, 2 figs, on a 50 by 50mm base- again the number of bases as suggested in the rules. Figure removal not used in the rules – frontages mean everything, depth not so much. Since many Ancient rules use the same frontage bases as these, I feel I will be getting more mileage using this scheme.

Dagwood03 Oct 2023 4:12 a.m. PST

The bases match the old WRG 15mm X 20mm for close order. So three figures in one rank, or six figures, in 2 ranks.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2023 6:11 a.m. PST

For Hail Caesar I went with three bases (each base is 60mm x 40mm) with 6 figures per base. The main reason for that is the new Medieval/WOTR army list puts an emphasis on household troops, which many gamers represent with two bases of bow and one base of men at arms/billmen. The small units of dismounted knights/men at arms are two bases of 6 figures each. While each gamer or gaming club can base the figures however they want, what I've described seems to be fairly common judging by many of the pictures on the Hail Caesar Facebook Group. Here's some pictures of a WOTR game our club did recently:

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2023 10:55 a.m. PST

I was thinking of putting 3 guys on a 60x20 or 60x30 base.

This will result in 9 man units for Test of Resolve, and will leave thin units for the other systems.

This sounds like a good solution. I don't about Hail Caesar, but with Triumph the number of figures is immaterial. I like to do the occasional variation with mine for the scenic effect.

Decebalus04 Oct 2023 5:04 a.m. PST

I donīt like single files on bases, doesnt look like a formation. I dont like square bases, because a single rectangle looks more like a unit. Deeper bases are better, because weapons have more room.

So my choice is 6cm * 5cm with 5-6 infantry models. You can play all DBx clones with their standard 6cm size. And you can play all other rules.

Take a look here (our DBA campaign with this base size):

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