- 08/01/2022 at 13:30 #166829Daniele VParticipant
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?08/01/2022 at 15:14 #166832willbParticipant
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.08/01/2022 at 15:23 #166833Jim WebsterParticipant
DBA played using figures based for Impetus looks very good 🙂
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/08/01/2022 at 15:50 #166836Tony SParticipant
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.10/01/2022 at 04:23 #166882RoundieParticipant
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 table10/01/2022 at 07:40 #166886MartinRParticipant
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 Moltke10/01/2022 at 12:47 #166908bobmParticipant
To Ur Is Human and Spartans & Successors both use grids like To The Strongest so big bases are perfectly feasible.
There's 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.....10/01/2022 at 19:48 #166921Autodidact-O-SaurusParticipant
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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More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/11/01/2022 at 08:21 #166936MartinRParticipant
One of my pals does his 28s on 80mm bases, they look really good.
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke11/01/2022 at 16:55 #166985Konstantinos TravlosParticipant
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)
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Axel Oxenstierna13/01/2022 at 16:35 #167070Mark LewisParticipant
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 :
Available here13/01/2022 at 17:08 #167071ian pillayParticipant
Neil Thomas rules can use big bases. Amati is another one that springs to mind.
Tally-Ho!13/01/2022 at 18:36 #167076Jim WebsterParticipant
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
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/13/01/2022 at 18:36 #167077Norm SParticipant
Sword & Spear from Great escape Games.21/01/2022 at 03:11 #167395Jay JavierParticipant
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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