Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Re-basing dilemma

After much discussion Bruce, Greg and myself are moving to a new basing convention, 50 x 50 bases so we can place the officers, NCOs and musicians in the correct positions in a battalion. I also has the added bonus of protecting the paint work a little better (Bruce's army is based for WRG, mine for British Grenadier and Greg just made up his own which was 50 x 50!) it also has the added benefit of being able to use our troops at a pinch with might and reason.

With this basing we are also increasing the size of our batns from 24 to 28 (the extra officers and musicians) so while I am doing this I will also be doing some touch ups of Bruce's Prussians and my French, British and Americans also adding new GMB flags to Bruce's Prussians and 3 new batns of guard! Still not sure which way to go with the light infantry though, some pondering to be done I think!

American Provincials
French
Prussians



11 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Good luck sir, I hate rebasing but sometimes needs must.

Ray Rousell said...

I've done my fair share of re-basing, its not a fun job!! But its gotta be done, have fun,if you can!!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Not pleasant, but sometimes necessary to satisfy new gaming tastes.

Christopher

Rodger said...

Like the others, I hate rebasing. In our group we have rebased the same fig's more than once before they have even seen a game! Good luck.

Crazy Joe said...

God luck with that job. I'm doing similar with 15mil Napoleonics :O(

Tank Girl said...

Good luck Matt on the rebasing.

Create a vignette for the skirmishes as I think this would look good.

Cheers,

Helen

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Conrad Hawkwood said...

you should go 60x 60 then you really can get everybody in the right position and back to 24 3 bases of 8..a command group in the centre and ..0r 3 bases of 30.. look verra nice

Vinnie said...

Great stuff Matty...looking good old friend

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Great basing...very well done

Monty said...

Good luck and do it safer than I! I just rebased a single battlegroup this weekend and plunged an xacto knife into my thumb. Xacto is a good cutting and dangerous prying tool.