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paulalba
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« on: 14 November 2010, 07:13:46 AM »

Hi there,
    I am not sure if this is the right section to post in but I'm needing a little advice on basing 10mm Naps.

I just picked up a load of 10mm Pendraken and other manufactures French Infantry, cavalry, commands and artillery and was wondering what size of base and how many to a base.

It isn't for a particular rule set just to have them done.

Thanks in advance
Paul

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« Reply #1 on: 14 November 2010, 03:57:25 PM »

I intend to go 10mm for Napoleonics next year, for Black Powder.  I am trying to choose between 2 rows of 3 on 20mm bases, 6 to a unit, or 4 wide on 30mm, 4 to a unit.  If I go for the latter I am tempted to put a third row on.  The 30mmmay fit with more rule sets, especially US ones where they seem to go quite often Inch and an eigth.
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« Reply #2 on: 15 November 2010, 08:48:31 AM »

Thanks Last Hussar,
         I think it will be 30mm I'll go for.
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Paul
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« Reply #3 on: 15 November 2010, 01:45:10 PM »

I use 40x20 bases with 2 rows of 4 for regular line and 2 rows of 3 for lights and 3 figures for skirmishers. We use DBN a very fun and fast play set. Games last around an hour, a bit longer if multiple players per side  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: 15 November 2010, 05:09:49 PM »

Mine are all on 40x20mm; two ranks of 5 figures for infantry, 4 cavalry / base - for use with NapoleonicMaster & (now) Black Powder- pics here:

http://nikharwood.pbworks.com/w/page/7825476/NapoleonicMaster

Black Powder batrep v SteveJ here: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=966.0
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« Reply #5 on: 16 November 2010, 08:52:54 AM »

If you are going for generic basing I would suggest 40x20 with 8-10 infantry per base, 3 bases per unit (has the added benefit of using 1 pack per unit)
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« Reply #6 on: 16 November 2010, 11:51:26 PM »

I toyed with the 3 base option. 6 x  20mm bases has the advantage of being this but also being more flexable.  The only problem with 40mm is if you want to show a march/road column, as opposed to attack column.
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« Reply #7 on: 23 February 2011, 04:14:55 PM »

Paul you should speek to JP as he has some based for GDB.

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« Reply #8 on: 26 February 2011, 09:28:51 PM »

You really should decide what set of rules you are going to go for. Even if you only mock up a few shapes to try out various rules. Believe me, re-basing is a total pig once you've set the figures into filler.
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« Reply #9 on: 22 March 2011, 07:13:26 PM »

Age of Eagles !
Wargames Illustrated wil be featuring Boradino very shortly (in 15mm.) the bases are 3/4" wide by 1" deep (20mm X 25mm) 4 figures to a base in 2 ranks  with the Russians haveing 6 bases to a brigade.
The old hands use 40mm wide bases to speed up movement with just 2 standard sie bases fo casualties.
In 10mm you will gat 6 to 8 figures to a base in 2 ranks, again for effectyou can get up to 4 ranks with 10mm but I Like the scenics.
There is also support and free downloads from the Yahoo group. well worth a look.

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