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Mick.G



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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 1:16 pm    Post subject: Basing sizes for FOGR Reply with quote

Just received some shiny new miniatures for FOGR but my rule book hasn't arrived yet. Can someone tell me base sizes for pike and shot and commanded shot bases?

Miniatures I got are Testudo sourced from Khurasan Miniatures in the USA. Their website shows some nicely painted figures which is what attracted me to these miniatures. They are called 15mm but look closer to 18mm. Hope I can do them justice with some paint.
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von Lucky



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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

40mm frontage by 20mm depth. The amount of figures you put on a base isn't important; some do three, others four figures to a base.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw on one of the Madaxeman's battle reports a pike base with 8 figures on it. Looked very cool with so many pikes bristling. Might see if I can do the same.
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My own default is for regular and better trained Pike and shot to be 4 to a base (8 if you are double basing them). Lesser quality, fast pikemen, or Impact/Fast/less well drilled shot can be 3 to a base.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark, the bases I saw and liked looked like a 40 by 20 mm base and had 8 figures on them, is this what you mean by "double basing"?
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I was contemplating a 40x40mm base. As depth is not so important in FoGR you could go for a shallower depth without drawing criticism, but I would have thought anything shallower than 30mm for 8 figures on a 40mm wide base would be very cramped with 18mm scale figures.

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Richard



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally , MF ( like shot) are 3 to a base while HF ( like pike) are 4 to a base .
The base size stays the same at 40mm x 20 mm
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After extensive study of Madaxeman's photos and trial and error with actual figures and 40 by 20 bases, I really like the look of 6 figures to a base in two ranks. I have staggered the figures so they fit easier. I am pretty sure I will go with this layout.

I will stick with convention for the shot bases however.
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That will look stunning Mick. The 4 to a figure base standard for pike & shot for those who originally based for DBR (FoGR gives Shot an option to be either 3 or 4 to a base and most LoA players opted for the latter) already looks pretty good, but you will create a fabulous en masse spectacle. It will double your cost in painting time and money for your foot units though...

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Richard



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

May be tricky when you have to remove an element of pike tho....
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using a 40 x 20 mm base, is that considered an element?

I am thinking of putting 6 pike miniatures on a 40 x20 base but will stick with 4 musketeers to a base. I have been playing around with fitting as many pike figures as possible to give the impression of a pike block bristling with pikes. My personal taste is that a solid mass of foot just looks better.
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Mick.G



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And by the way Richard S, did you get the army lists I emailed?
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von Lucky



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick G - I think it'll look suitably grand.

Ignore Richard he has a habit of not reading things and ordering rules twice. Or even thrice.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You say it like that's a bad thing, anyway you're confusing Richards Richard Gordon never reads things,I multple order

MickG - yup got them I'm in Bali so I'll craft some suggestions on my return 😈
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