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Simplified Basing System

By Jim Wright

I propose a simpler 15mm basing scheme:

Troop
Classification
Base Depth
(in milimeters)
Figures Per Base Includes:
"Heavy" Infantry 15mm 4 figs Blades, Pikes, Spears
"Medium" Infantry 20mm 3 figs Auxilia, Warband, Bow
"Light" Infantry 20mm 2 figs Psiloi
"Heavy" Cavalry 30mm 3 figs Knights, Cavalry, Chariots(1), Camelry, Elephants(1)
"Light" Cavalry 40mm 2 figs Light Horse, Camelry
Other 40mm 1 fig Artillery and Warwagons

For purposes of comparison, here are the basing conventions for selected elements in DBA and DBM:

      BLADES

      Base depth   15mm   20mm
      DBA base      Yes    Yes
      DBA Figs        4    3,4
      DBM Base      Yes    Yes
      DBA Figs        4      3
      DBM           S,O    F,X
 

      BOWS
     
      Base depth   15mm   20mm
      DBA base      Yes    Yes
      DBA Figs        4    3,4
      DBM Base       No    Yes
      DBA Figs       No    3 irr 4 reg
      DBM            No    All
 
      WARBAND

      Base depth   15mm   20mm
      DBA base      Yes    Yes
      DBA Figs        4      3
      DBM Base      Yes    Yes
      DBA Figs        4      3
      DBM           S,O      F

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Last Updated: Dec. 31, 1998

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