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Jul 15 12 7:00 AM

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Two questions regarding basing ...

The understanding is that each full unit is 120mm across its front.  At the same time, the author of the rules also uses two half bases of 60mm across, and I was wondering what the reason for this is?

Also, I'm preparing GW's modular movement trays to be able to use the basing for different figures inserted into the movement trays depending on the era being used for a game.  I'm looking at using 60mm across the front with a depth of just a little over 40mm, thus 2 half bases for DoB.  Inorder to hold the figures (based on 20mm bases) on the trays, I might need to put small side pieces on at the center of the sides which will make the center of the bases slightly longer than than 60mm, more like 70mm.  If the trays are set up like this, they have 5cm of siding on each side, which would create 10cm gaps between the half bases and thus lengthen the distance across the full unit from 120mm to 130mm.  Wondering how much this matters for DoB?

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Jul 16 12 5:16 AM

The answer to your first questions on half bases.  My troops travel alot to conventoins and the half bases fit just right into baseball card boxes :)  that's the only reason.
 
Oversized base is not an issue.  Units always need a 1" buffer between them so this will allow you to use them.  Just have a 1/2" buffer miniumum.  If the unit's aren't deep enough we can place them on spare sabots that I have here. 
 
Can't wait to see them.
 
Chris

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Dec 20 12 10:45 AM

Hi ... coming back to this item as I review what I'm doing for the Impetus rules as well.

Then as I reread the answer to my previous question, another question has arisen.

Since I don't have my rules in front of me at the moemnt, wondering how deep are the Day of Battle bases suppose to be?

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Dec 20 12 7:23 PM

Fair Knight
Depth is not that important, I suggest a minimum depth of 60mm for 25/28mm troops.  Mounted could be 80mm deep but I have personally redone all of my formed baes mounted and foot to 60mm deep.  My open order foot are 30mm deep.
I hope this helps?

Chris

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Mar 21 15 7:38 PM

I have changed my course gain and am rebasing all my troops to a full base. The main reason is becasue with all the convention games I find people can grasp what a unit is easier. Plus the move easier too :)

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