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  • #166829
    Avatar photoDaniele V
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    I am thinking to get back to Ancient wargaming after a long hiatus. I like the look and cheapness of 1/72 plastics on big bases (80 mm or 120mm frontage). Apart from Basic Impetus and Impetus, what other rules use this kind of basing?

    #166832
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    To the Strongest uses large bases.  You can also use 80mm bases with Art de la Guerre, DBM. Field of Glory, etc by doubling the move distances for 40mm bases.

    #166833
    Avatar photoJim Webster
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    DBA played using figures based for Impetus looks very good 🙂

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    #166836
    Avatar photoTony S
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    I seem to recall some Norwegian DBA players that used 6mm figures on quadruple sized bases (80*40) and they looked spectacular!  The latest version of DBA now uses base widths as the unit of measurement rather than a fixed absolute amount, so scaling up shouldn’t be difficult.

    #166882
    Avatar photoRoundie
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    Triumph uses 80mm bases

    IMO it is a very good set of rules.  In the vain of DBA but, written in English (not Barkanese).

    Has a simple points system so armies are balanced

    All army lists are online and free to use

    12-20 elements in an army

    Played on a 6/4 table

     

     

     

     

    #166886
    Avatar photoMartinR
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    My 20mm plastic stuff is on large DBA bases (60mm) but no reason you couldn’t go up to 80mm.

    I use them with any and everything, but as we mainly play grid based Ancients rules (CnC Ancients, Lost Battles etc)  base size is largely irrelevant, although I’ve also used them with various Neil Thomas offerings, and DBA of course.

    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

    #166908
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    To Ur Is Human and Spartans & Successors both use grids like To The Strongest so big bases are perfectly feasible.

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    #166921
    Avatar photoAutodidact-O-Saurus
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    I, too, like the look of large bases. But… I’ve been repainting/rebasing a lot of my 28mm stuff on 120mm bases. In retrospect I kind of wished I’d gone with something smaller. 60mm is too small for my tastes but I think 80mm would just about do it. But I tend to ignore base size requirements in rules sets, too, and go with what feels right to me.

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    #166936
    Avatar photoMartinR
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    One of my pals does his 28s on 80mm bases, they look really good.

    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

    #166985

    If you are into the Aurealian Restoration, Sam Mustafa has a nifty system called Aurelian were you can use 80mm squares (with a big table)

    "Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?"

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    #167070
    Avatar photoMark Lewis
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    I am thinking to get back to Ancient wargaming after a long hiatus. I like the look and cheapness of 1/72 plastics on big bases (80 mm or 120mm frontage). Apart from Basic Impetus and Impetus, what other rules use this kind of basing?

    Sword and Spear :

    https://yelluk.wixsite.com/sword-and-spear/SwordSpear

    Available here

    https://www.greatescapegames.co.uk/online-store/sword-spear

     

    #167071
    Avatar photoian pillay
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    Neil Thomas rules can use big bases. Amati is another one that springs to mind.

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    #167076
    Avatar photoJim Webster
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    We have used troops based for Impetus to play Lion Rampant and Dragon Rampant. You just have to keep a tally of figures killed because obviously you cannot remove them
    Doing that it doesn’t really matter if you have 12 figures on the base or eight 🙂 It’s one of those things where when both sides do it, it’s easy enough to work around

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    #167077
    Avatar photoNorm S
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    Sword & Spear from Great escape Games.

    #167395
    Avatar photoJay Javier
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    Impetus and basic impetus. 1/72 figs on 40×40 bases. 2 bases per unit for a 80mm base. 3 figures per base for regular foot, 4 for heavy. 2 cav per base. looks nice and can use the bases for dragon rampant where 1 40x40base (with 3 or 4 figures) = 1 figure as per rules. 12 pcs make a unit

     

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