Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Reorganising my 6mm Napoleonics for Blucher - a reapparaisal

After some very helpful discussion on TMP I'm inclined to go for smaller, 60mm square bases which will allow me to use my dining-room table without having to get out the 6' x 4' extension boards. For artillery, I'd follow the Polemos standard and mount each gun on a 30mm square, using them in pairs for Blucher.

60mm x 60mm bases, or 60mm x 30mm?

I could break down the infantry and cavalry bases into two 60mm x 30mm bases to give me greater flexibility for playing other games in which the bases would represent battalions, but if I did that it would be more difficult to fit in skirmishers and the general positioning would not look quite so good IMO.

And while 1 base equals 1 battalion works well for pre- and post-Napoleonics, I feel that a lower level Napoleonic game really cries out for multi-base battalions which can be formed into column, line and square.

2 comments:

  1. Have you made your final decision already? Here in Amsterdam we're still undecided. We might just opt for 2" by 2".

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    1. It's a difficult decision and one I've postponed as other projects have since intervened. If pushed, however, I'd probably go for 60 mm x 30 mm bases grouped in pairs and capable of being used in other rules. I wouldn't bother with the skirmishers. The 60mm frontage is partly driven by the number of figures I happen to have in my existing units. I'm sure 2" x 2" would work just as well.

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