21 June 2015

First steps on basing

My second (or is it the 3rd?) order from Warbases arrived a while back, but of course the pics and post are slow to be produced.

Above are the three basic sabot base sizes that I will be using for Irregular Wars.  Unit casualties are tracked by Resolve, and a typical unit will have a Resolve from 3 to 5.  Figure removal will be an easy way to track the loss of Resolve.  Although the base sizes are irregular, they do have a similar width, which was a key to my plan.

Here is an example, using some unfinished (!) Huaxtecs.  The miniatures are on 25mm round bases, and they fit into the sabots very nicely, not too snug which will allow for some of the space to be taken up by a thin coating of paint.  Mesoamerican units will range from 3 to 5 Resolve, while most Spanish Conquistador units have a Resolve of 4.

These sabot bases will work very well for regular foot troops, but I have yet to figure out how I want to represent the small handful of Conquistador cavalry units, and artillery.  Base width once again will be the issue, and might require a bit of deviation from the plan for 1 figure = 1 Resolve that is set up for the infantry.



  1. Thanks Chris - it should work in reality as in theory!

  2. The trays are great and will look super on the tabletop.Looking forward to seeing what happens next with this project.