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Neli Creoruska19 Mar 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

The rules say 28-32mm figures can be mounted on 80mm wide bases?

This would be nice, since it's sometimes hard to fit figures on 60mm bases, but does anyone use the 80mm wide bases?

Wouldn't want to mount them and then have trouble playing others.

Thanks.

Snowcat19 Mar 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

I asked a similar question, and soon discovered that very few players especially who play tournaments opt for the wider 80mm bases. This is probably due to the corresponding increase in table size, as well as the issue of limiting your potential opponents to a much smaller number.

Cheers

Mithridates19 Mar 2017 5:47 p.m. PST

Our little group are not tournament players and previously played WAB, so the 4 x 20mm frontage suits us. May come back to bite us but c'est la guerre!

With today's large 28mm figures you may have to stagger them to fit 4 to a 60mm base but I have seen this done, sometimes with a deeper base. The Rules suggest 30mm so you could use 60mm square to base 8 figures.

madaxeman22 Mar 2017 3:06 a.m. PST

60mm square would also be fine – I believe the author originally wanted square basing for all troops, but went with legacy basing because if the huge number of DBx based armies out there

getback22 Mar 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

Mine were already on 40X40 (infantry) for other rules so I go with 80X40 for ADLG. Works for me but I only do historical match-ups and field both sides.

Thomas Thomas23 Mar 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Used 60mm bases – easier to manipulte and many more potential opponents.

For Heavy Inf (in DBX terms Blades, Pike, Spear) I put four figures per base (Perry figs are "smaller" 28mm and will fit). But for Medium Foot (Bow, Aux, Warband in DBX terms) I put three figures on the base (so 20mm per figure).

Mounted can use the bases that come with the Perry figures which are 60mm wide and 45mm deep. Fit not a problem even for three figures.

TomT

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