Monday, 5 October 2020

Squaring up to changes.

 I have been  looking at the size of the squares on my potting bench/ wargames table. Recently I’ve  found the current 7.5 x 7.5 cm squares look too crowded with 54mm figures. I tried the figures on 10 x 10 cm squares for a comparison -

Moving to bigger squares means my grid would become 5 by 9 squares as opposed to the current 6 by 12 squares. Smaller battlefield so to speak but an enhanced visual appeal. A trade off but worth it.I think I will go with the latter option for 54mm games and the former with 25/28mm figures. I can draw the larger grid on the back of the current cloth. Any thoughts?


  1. I like the uncrowded look.
    I have been deploying eight 28mm line infantry (2 ranks of4) on a 100mm hexagon and am thinking of reducing to six. Particularly on a small board it looks too crowded.

    1. I too have 8-figure units (in 25mm) and 100mm hexes. I found that 6 in line fitted well, plus two command figures 'out front'. That seemed a good work-around.

  2. I use 5 inch (12.5 cm) tiles with my 54mm armies. Depending on the make of figure I can normally field units of six figures. Mike Lewis uses 10cm squares like yourself as his Imperial Miniatures figures are small 54mm so he can also field 6 per unit.

  3. As much as I like the look of the top picture for it's Morschauser-esque aesthetic, being able to place figures in either line or the 2x2 column formation in the larger space, merits the change.