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  • #56290
    Victoria Dickson
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    I’m considering getting these and I was just wondering what table size would you need for these rules. I would be using 15mm figures on 40mm wide bases.

    Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #56395
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Hey there, sorry for the delay, had to get situated again after our trip to Wisconsin ๐Ÿ™‚

    A table 3 feet across should see you just fine and for Napoleonics you can probably play on even smaller than that.

    Infantry move 3-6″ depending on deployment mode.

    Fire ranges are 6″ for muskets and up to 16″ for the end of period (FPW to WW1).

    Typical game should be around 10 units so figure 40ish stands, but you can of course start smaller.

    Hope that helps!
    What periods are you looking to use it for?

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    #56397
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    I’ll be using it for 1914, I have some early war British and Germans. It might also get me to dig my Napoleonics out. And there’s also my 19th Century Imagi-Nations as a possibility. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The table size sounds perfect, thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #56421
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    That is exactly the sort of situation it’s intended for ๐Ÿ™‚

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    #56426
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    I bought them, just had a quick read through so far, the bit that stood out for me was the reference to Captain Jack “The Just”. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Almost worth the price just to see that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    (The rules look good too, obviously.)

    #56427
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Thanks! There’s a few references to friends in there, you’re the first to catch it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Let me know if you have any questions at all.

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    #56727
    Graham Kay
    Participant

    Hi Victoria -I was just looking at your blog – interesting stuff.

    Where did you get those little cubby tanks like the T34?

    #56737
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Hi Victoria -I was just looking at your blog โ€“ interesting stuff.

    Where did you get those little cubby tanks like the T34?

    http://www.partystuff4u.co.uk/node/1038

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    #56763
    Graham Kay
    Participant

    Thanks Victoria -I placed an order!!

    I’ve also got the Shako to coal scuttle rules.
    I’m thinking of using them for 1914 but I haven’t had a chance to give them a go through yet.

     

    #56781
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Let me know when you do.
    I’m a big 1914 fan.
    You doing West or East?

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    #56790
    Graham Kay
    Participant

    British Army 1914

    #56791
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Your image broke ๐Ÿ™

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    #56793
    Mike
    Keymaster

    here it is, the Flickr sharing code did not work… had to rummage around in the BB code link to find it..

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by Mike.
    #56794
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Huzzah for Mike and those are some mighty fine contemptibles ๐Ÿ™‚

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    #56798
    Graham Kay
    Participant

    The Hun

    #56799
    Graham Kay
    Participant

    A big thanks to Mike for helping me get my pics up (matron)

    Internet schminternet

    #56802
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    I like the basing. I mean the numbers per base, though the actual basing and figures are lovely too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Does the number of figures have any significance beyond making a 9 figure unit over 4 bases look interesting and varied?

    I might rebase my WWI figures like that, I really like the look and it would help stretch my limited forces a bit further than their current 12 figure units. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #56803
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    I usually default to 3 figures per stand but I think if I do new 1914 troops, I may make a few of them 2 figures, particularly for Brits to get that “thin khaki line”.

    For Shako to Coal scuttle specifically, use whatever number you prefer. At least one guy tested with those 2mm blocks from Irregular.

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    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

    #56853
    Graham Kay
    Participant

    The basing is driven by aesthetics but with the option for casualty removal. They are 40mm square and I originally intended to use them with Peter Pigs Square Bashing or a PBI 1914 version, which is basically PBI with all the later stuff left out.

    I wondered about single basing but I like the look of multi bases and you can spread these out if you like.

    #56864
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    You could always base up a few extra guys individually, so you can “make change” in games that use individual figure removal.

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    #56877
    Graham Kay
    Participant

    I could -especially as I’ve got so many of these now -I was buying them by weight lol.

    Also they don’t take much effort to paint -the problem is remembering to get around to it.

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