Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

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Re: Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

Postby David_W » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:56 am

With a few toys ready for basing trial, I am drifting back to 50mm square to comfortably accommodate 2 cavalry and deployed gun (made arty will have to be a bit deeper). Regarding number of infantry, I did Cardinal, see a few shots of 5 figures per base and suspect this hits the right balance.

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Re: Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

Postby Cardinal Hawkwood » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:44 am

well I would go 7 myself
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Re: Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

Postby GamesPoet » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:54 pm

50mm will work, and its probably an improvement space wise for the artillery and cavalry.
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Re: Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

Postby Bluewillow » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:15 pm

yes 50 x 50 would be best, and 4 or five miniatures on a base, two for cavalry

I have a number of Fenlon Minatures rebel cavalryif you are interested Dave.

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Re: Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

Postby Cardinal Hawkwood » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:24 pm

Bluewillow wrote:yes 50 x 50 would be best, and 4 or five miniatures on a base, two for cavalry

I have a number of Fenlon Minatures rebel cavalryif you are interested Dave.

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Re: Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

Postby Bluewillow » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:21 pm

yes missing reins, but can be cut from black plastic tape (remove the glue) plasticard or lithoplate!

the best horses on the market in 28mm though!
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Re: Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

Postby Cardinal Hawkwood » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:35 pm

Bluewillow wrote:yes missing reins, but can be cut from black plastic tape (remove the glue) plasticard or lithoplate!

the best horses on the market in 28mm though!

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Re: Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

Postby GamesPoet » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:45 am

4 or 5, maybe even 3, depending on what one is modeling, only looks cheap if that is one's perspective. Basing in this hobby isn't about whether or not one looks cheap or not, its about a whole slew of things that are much more important than whether or not anyone perceives that less than 6 figures on a base is cheap for ACW.
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Re: Question Pertaining to the Arcane arts of ACW Basing

Postby Cardinal Hawkwood » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:56 am

I think I have had enough basing talk.
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