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"DBR Basing - 6mm Artillery Draught and Pontooners" Topic

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No Name 330 Mar 2008 3:09 a.m. PST

I am currently re-basing my 6mm ECW armies to use deeper bases with more figures on. I could not help noticing that the official base depth for both artillery draught (limbers) and pontooners in 6mm is 80mm. The big guns I have (ordinary artillery representing sakers and demi-culverins) fit 2 cannon and their crew on a 40mm x 40mm base. Two limbers fit easily on a 40mm x 40mm base.

The 40mm x 40mm bases are a lot more convenient for me to store and carry than 40mm x 80mm bases. To be honest I don't always use artillery large enough to use limbers in my games. For the pontooner bases I can easily fit enough on a 40mm x 40mm base to look interesting.

For just about everything else I am using the official bases sizes for 15mm figures with extra rank figures. For instance I am putting three ranks of 8 figures each for both pike and shot, and 2 ranks of 6 figures each for cavalry (except moss troopers who are graded as 'light horse').

Is there any real point in using the 40mm by 80mm bases for limbers and pontooners? I would appreciate your opinions, please.

Griefbringer30 Mar 2008 11:43 a.m. PST

I would probably blame the designers here for just recycling the 15mm scale base sizes without giving the topic further thinking.


No Name 331 Mar 2008 12:49 a.m. PST

Thanks for your reply, Griefbringer. 40x40mm it is unless someone mentions something vitally important very shortly.

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