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Union Jack Jackson01 Nov 2013 10:37 a.m. PST

I am increasing base sizes to accomodate larger scale figures. I am able to maintain the relationship between frontage and groundscale. However, I am finding I must increase all depths by about 15-20 % to accomodate figure scale. this obviously changes the ratio of depth to frontage, amongst other things. Do you think this will have adbverse consequences on the way the agme plays? One fact which comes to mind is that there are slight variations between 25mm and 15mm ratios any way.

Both armies will be the same.

MajorB01 Nov 2013 10:47 a.m. PST

What size figures are you basing?

DBA is only converned with the base depth in the case of recoil moves. If you find you need deeper bases to accomodate your figures then just put a small mark on one side edge so that you know what the nominal base depth should be.

elsyrsyn01 Nov 2013 12:31 p.m. PST

This is why I was REALLY hoping that DBA3 (or 2.2+ for that matter) would do away with the base depth recoils and make them a fraction of base width instead. I'd far prefer the game to be base depth agnostic. That said, I think that as long as both armies are the same, you should be fine, and the good Major's solution should work just fine.

Doug

Thomas Thomas01 Nov 2013 2:21 p.m. PST

"This is why I was REALLY hoping that DBA3 (or 2.2+ for that matter) would do away with the base depth recoils and make them a fraction of base width instead. I'd far prefer the game to be base depth agnostic. That said, I think that as long as both armies are the same, you should be fine, and the good Major's solution should work just fine.

Doug"

This was suggested for 3.0 and passed for awhile but several playtesters preferred just using base depth to "measure" recoils.

Mounted can recoil a set amount (1 BW) or their base depth. Foot must recoil a base depth OR 1/2 BW whichever is smaller. Hence the only base depth recoil left in 3.0 is for foot mounted on 20mm deep bases (for 25mm).

By the way 3.0 has optionally increased the depth for mounted to 45mm to accommodate larger figures.

TomT

Decebalus02 Nov 2013 4:59 a.m. PST

I use double depth to habe two lines of infantry. Because that looks so much better.

I absolutely agree with Major Bumsore.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2013 11:02 a.m. PST

I prefer to reduce numbers of figures on a base rather than change base size.

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