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pbeccas
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« on: 28 January 2021, 02:04:03 AM »

Whatís the general consensus for 10mm infantry basing for CWC?    I was thinking of being radical and using round bases for CWC.  Maybe 25mm rounds with 3 or 4 figures per base?
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« Reply #1 on: 28 January 2021, 07:09:38 AM »

The y will do fine. There are no rules on it. We have several variations - some of my 6mm stuff is on 30mm squares, others are on 30x20mm, other players use 40x20.
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« Reply #2 on: 28 January 2021, 08:41:45 AM »

The only minor disadvantage to round basing is to do with dismounts.

Generally, I have my infantry based on the same base frontage as my APCs or IFVs, so that when they 'de-buss' they can be slotted in-front of their vehicles, allowing the vehicles to provide support in an assault. It just allows me to ensure there is enough room to deploy the infantry.

But as Ian states there is no fixed proscribed base sizes in CWC.
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pbeccas
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« Reply #3 on: 29 January 2021, 09:22:50 AM »

Got you there.  Never played CWC before so I didnít know the transports stayed with the dismounted infantry.  In gameplay is there some sort of advantage in that?  ie more firepower?
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« Reply #4 on: 29 January 2021, 02:48:35 PM »

Got you there.  Never played CWC before so I didnít know the transports stayed with the dismounted infantry.  In gameplay is there some sort of advantage in that?  ie more firepower?

The advantage in both CWC & BKC (& FWC if you are so inclined) is that the 'transports' e.g. APCs, half-tracks and IFVs will add to the support for their dismounted passengers in an assault. In some situations it is advantageous for the mounts to support the dismounts (so infantry attacking infantry in a BUA is better supported by its mounts).
In other situations it is better that the IFV is supported by its dismounts - that might be a BMP advancing into assault with enemy infantry in the open, supported by its dismounted MMR infantry mounts (if that makes sense).

There is also the ability for an AFV (most with an Average profile) to shoot over its dismounted infantry passengers as they also shoot or move into the assault, so you are increasing the firepower of the combined units. It works equally well in a defensive situation - infantry in an AFV might be better off fighting in the open with their mount as support - than leave the AFV to fight enemy infantry on its own (especially in High Area terrain and a BUA).

Support in assault is an all important factor in the Commander rules mechanisms - that and the need to suppress your opponent  Cheesy

Hope that helps?
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Mark
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pbeccas
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« Reply #5 on: 29 January 2021, 10:55:54 PM »

Thanks Mark
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