Friday, 22 June 2018

On the workbench 

Last Saturday l based my syw figures or should l say rebased them. I cannot recall the different ways l have based them over the years- individually,in multiple bases,on coins and movement trays. I have gone with 40mm square for infantry and 50mm for cavalry.


They deserve to march across the tabletop rather than remain in barracks awaiting some new drill formations. I will finish these fellows ( two opponents Reichsarmee v Austrians) then see how things lie with the ottomans. The time has come to game and model more,procrastinate less.

16 comments:

  1. Is that a pink or red and blue Herald Guardsman lurking on the table?

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  2. I think he is a Crescent figure.

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  3. Alan. Rebasing? The 'bane' for all Gamers...finishing the SYW troops will be great. How are the 54mm Conquistadores going?

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  4. Can't wait to see some tabletop photos!

    Best REgards,

    Stokes

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  5. Splendid...with luck you'll be able to get loads of gaming done.

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  6. I haven't done a ton of rebasing, but mostly because I can never seen to make up my mind enough how I want to base my minis to actually do it. Maybe a case where procrastination works to my advantage? ha ha

    That said, I do often think multi-figure stands would work better for me for battles (as opposed to smaller "skirmish" level or individual level games, for which I would always keep some figures based singly). Magnetic bases and movement trays are a poor compromise in my opinion, mainly because they never seem to look quite as good and don't always hold figures very well (plus, you end up dragging around a large base with empty spaces at some point).

    In any case, good luck with your project! From what I can see in the pic it looks like you're off to a great start.

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    1. Multi bases work best for me. I have not had too much success with movement trays in the past. I do like single basing for reasons purely of nostalgia.

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  7. I admire your moxie. I will never rebase again. I've sold whole painted armies rather than rebase.

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  8. I don’t mind rebasing too much. I put music, or a play or Cricket on the wireless and the task moves forward pleasantly.

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  9. I do not mind rebasing as long as the result brings me closer to getting the lads on the table.

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