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The Last Conformist15 May 2024 1:27 a.m. PST

I'd still like to know what "normally" means here.

The biggest scale I've got multiply-based figures in is 28mm, but most of my 28mm are single-based, so does that mean that the multiply-based minority are abnormal? Or do they count as normal because there's an army of them with the rank-and-file multiply-based, not just heavy weapons teams or the like?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2024 6:48 a.m. PST

I would have thought this would be entirely dependent on the rules or game, or even genre, or possibly simply "the largest that will fit."

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2024 8:55 a.m. PST

I play games mostly with 28mm figures (scale/size/whatever). For these, most figures larger than 28mm, are classified differently than 28mm sized figures (fantasy Giants, typically), which are based individually, per my chosen rules system.

For my 54mm Army Men games, the rules call for individual basing of figures, not groups. Granted, I wrote the Army Men rules I play with, but I never considered stands of more than one figure per base. I prefer a more skirmish view of my rules.

I guess I base my figures the way I do, because of my chosen rules, as opposed to figure sizes. Cheers!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2024 9:08 a.m. PST

28s I guess. All of my 54s are individually based.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2024 10:33 a.m. PST

28mm – I have a few dioramas with 54mm but they don't count – not for gaming purposes

rmaker15 May 2024 11:12 a.m. PST

Other – 25mm.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2024 1:06 p.m. PST

I don't do enough at sizes over 15mm to have to decide between single & multiple basing.
I have small forces in 20mm (1/72ish) for VBCW and they are multi-based but my 28mm Pirates are for 1:1 skirmishes so individually based. That's all of the forces I have at those scales and anything smaller is multiple figure bases.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2024 1:45 p.m. PST

As the guy who provoked the poll, I meant "normally" to mean "yes I do that sometimes" as opposed to "I did it once under really odd circumstances." Last Conformist, you'd count at 28mm as largest scale.

Parzival, those things often enter in. But consider V&B. Certainly it can be played with, say, two 54mm cavalry castings for a brigade. But would you do it? I've seen Empire done half-scale using 6mm too. The player was using tweezers.

The Last Conformist16 May 2024 12:51 a.m. PST

@robert piepenbrink

Thank you. I've voted accordingly.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2024 4:30 p.m. PST

Other – 25mm.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2024 4:32 p.m. PST

I've seen games played with multi-based 54mm and they are dope.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2024 4:32 p.m. PST


jefritrout16 May 2024 7:22 p.m. PST

Thousands of 30mm Napoleonics that have now incorporated some 28s.

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