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Louie N09 Oct 2016 2:49 p.m. PST

Hello,

when playing HOTT with the 25mm measurements how to you convert paces to inches.

Is it 1" = 25 paces?

for example, flyers that can move 1200 paces, 12" in 15mm scale, will now move 48" in 25mm scale?

I am not sure that is right but I wanted to check. Please let me know what is correct.

Thanks

evilgong09 Oct 2016 3:28 p.m. PST

Isn't it suggested that 100p = 40mm for 25mm.

db

Louie N09 Oct 2016 3:54 p.m. PST

That would aprox 1.6" per 100 paces.

Has anyone played with just doubling the 15mm ranges.

ElGrego09 Oct 2016 6:22 p.m. PST

Hmmm, looking at HoTT2 and HoTT2.1, the conversion is 10mm = 25 paces.

Dexter Ward10 Oct 2016 2:34 a.m. PST

It should be 1.5x the 15mm ranges to keep thing consistent.
Base width increases by 50% going from 15mm to 25mm, so distances should do the same.
25.4mm x 1.5 is 38.1mm.
So 40mm=100p is indeed the correct unit of distance.
Make up some sticks with 40mm bands marked on them.
(or buy some of those screw-together aluminium rods which people sell for DBA/DBM).

Dave Gamer10 Oct 2016 4:26 a.m. PST

Personally, because I use mostly GW figures I find that you usually can't get the recommended number of figures on a 60mm frontage base, even if you remove the 20mm GW bases from the figures. Of course, you can just use less figures but I lke having the full compliment of figures on the stands. So I just go with doubling the size of the 15mm stands (so 80mm wide bases and double all measurements). Not a problem unless you do tournaments…

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2016 8:48 a.m. PST

Our local group has taken Phil's suggestion in 2.1 and now do all measurement in Base Widths.

Thomas Thomas10 Oct 2016 9:21 a.m. PST

I strongly suggest you use Base Width measurements esp for 28mm.

1 BW = 60mm.

So most Heavy Foot move 2BW (or 120mm) for example.

I would stick to 60mm wide bases – its better to mount one less figure if you can't get them to fit then expand the base width as it makes your figure collection incompatible with other players.

Glad your doing DBX in 28mm, I'm trying to run as many events in that scale as possible.

Next event is the Good Bad and Ugly tournament in Atlanta on October 22. D3H2 (DBA 3.0 + HOTT 2.0) in 28mm.

I always found the "pace" system confusing – recommend dropping it and just using BWs.

TomT

Dan 05510 Oct 2016 9:57 a.m. PST

I use the "heroic" system. 1 BW = 75mm
(you could say it's meant for 30mm figures)

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