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  • #36073
    Whirlwind
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    For those gamers who do 6mm skirmish, how do you base your figures?  What size bases? How many figures per base?  And how many figures and/or bases in typical games.

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    #36074
    Guy Farrish
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    Well my 6mm skirmishing was meant to be a stop gap until I went for 15mm or 10mm but I’m still too busy playing No End in Sight with 6mm and other projects to have done anything about it yet. So my basing is on plastic card, 1cm square with 1 figure per base and between 15 to 30 something figures in a game. It works for me but I would do a bit more to the bases if/when I do it again as they were only meant to be for a couple of solo games over a year ago!

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    #36075
    Angel Barracks
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    Individually based on tiddly winks:

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    On average 4 squads of 5 men per side with a few vehicles in support.

    #36078
    Rules Junkie Jim
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    Most of my infantry are singly based on 12mm tiddlywinks from EM4, but lately I’ve started using 10mm MDF squares from East Riding Miniatures for my “larger” games (30-50 infantry per side), and 15mm MDF circles for smaller skirmishs (maybe 5 to ten per side). For larger games I’m using KR16 and At Close Quarters, for smaller Five Core and Flying Lead. I’m preferring the chunkier MDF basing at the moment, but I’m fickle.

    #36090
    William Jones
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    I’m preferring the chunkier MDF basing at the moment, but I’m fickle.

     

    Is it because they are easier to pick up or some other reason?

    #36091
    Mike Harrop
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    I base 2 minis or a HMG team etc. to a 20mm round base and 3 minis or a AT gun etc. to a 25mm round base, a typical Russian platoon for BGK is 35 minis or 9 25mm bases and 4 20mm bases plus appropriate support weapons.

    Mike

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    #36113
    Rules Junkie Jim
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    Is it because they are easier to pick up or some other reason?

    They probably are, but the mdf bases (even the 10mm squares) seem more stable, perhaps because they’re a very tiny bit heavier. Plus they fit in smaller gaps, which is handy when placing figures on fortifications & buildings, plus aesthetically it seems nicer to have everything based on the same stuff, including vehicles and buildings. But, like I say, I could change my mind.

    #36229
    Thuseld
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    I use 10mm MDF circles, with one figure per base. Officers and NCOs are based on UK pennies so they are larger and stand out. I am not sure how pleased I am with the bases though and have some experimenting to do.

    I have yet to play with them, but I plan on using about 10-15 per side with a vehicle or two.

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