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doctorphalanx31 Mar 2008 5:56 a.m. PST

Do those with old (i.e. 25mm figures) mount them according to the official current DBR standard (e.g. one LC model per base etc) or do you use more figures?

This is the other side of the 28mm debate.

My existing figures were based for George Gush's rules, and while I am more likely to adapt FOG than use DBR, I'm inclined to follow DBR basing.

a1companion31 Mar 2008 6:53 a.m. PST

I must say i love the DBR basing for 28mm.
Close-order cav are 3 to a base and not 4, which makes basing much easier to do. This gives an added advantage that, 2 to a base Order cavalry are much more open than normally based minis. Which means not only are they cheaper to field in units but also you can *see* the minis themselves.
The only issue i have is with the skirmishers, 1 to a 60mm x 40mm base is a little "light", but as light-horse in our period were a diminishing force maybe this is not too much of an issue.

I hope that REN FoG will adopt DBR basing, and not just follow what are for this period would be unnecessarly tight bases.

Grizwald31 Mar 2008 9:00 a.m. PST

"I hope that REN FoG will adopt DBR basing"

There's going to be a REN FoG?

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2008 9:26 a.m. PST

I like the 25mm scale basing for DBR so much, I based all my 15mm in the same way. I put extra terrain on the skirmisher bases. Allows larger armies for the same price as standard would be. I did some Knights (superior) with 3 figures to make them easier to spot.

Stuart M31 Mar 2008 10:39 a.m. PST

I do a bit of both. The Light Cavalry look OK singularly, although Infantry do look a little lost, for these I mount them on 2p pieces

Phillius Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Mar 2008 11:52 a.m. PST

My pike and shot armies are based for DBM. My pistols and lancers are three to a base. It looks "right"

Two gendarmes to a base, and one Stradiot, does not look "right" at all.

Phillius Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Mar 2008 11:53 a.m. PST

OOops, and I play DBR. (Reluctantly)

Stuart M31 Mar 2008 12:08 p.m. PST

Stradiots would look right, two to a base. A lot of contemporary woodcuts show them fighting in fairly close order.

One is easier on the pocket but, you're right it doesn't look great, same goes for genitors.

As for Gendarmes, I'm not sure. Two seems OK, you can show off the miniatures and your painting a bit better.

Pistols 3 a base, definitely……..Although perhaps not so for early petronels.

Hey, what does it matter? we know what they are, just go with the gut feeling I reckon

mashrewba11 Jan 2009 1:15 p.m. PST

I did the same as Bob for my ECW- 6 Roundhead horse knee to knee on a 60x 30 and 4 Royalist horse on a 60x40- wonderful.
Both sides have bases with 5 figs on just for, well, a bit of variety.
The infantry are two ranks on a 60 x 40 -nice little dioramas.

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