I was wondering I have a partially based Marian roman army based on 5cm squares. 4 figures for medium and heavy infantry, 3 for light infantry and 20 for skirmish troops. my cavalry are based 1 or 2 models per square accordingly. Would I be able to use the rules with this basing scheme without too much difficulty?
I meant 2 for skirmish infantry. My typing sucks. lol
Well, if you have another army based the same then yes no problem. 🙂
Frontage is 20mm sq per infantry fig (regardless of light or heavy/regular – as the rules use a combat bonus which is different value for heavy or lights) and cavalry is 25mm x 50 (so 2 on a 50mm sq base is spot on as multi basing is absolutely fine, many of my armies are multi based)
So for your forces if playing against someone with a ‘legally’ based army (but see above that doesn’t matter between consenting adults) you might need to do as follows –
As Multi basing is fine make an adjustment to troop numbers based on the unit frontages and either add tokens (or standalone figures) to make up the numbers or probably easier simply make a movement tray to the correct frontage size, place figures on top (ideally somewhere near the required amount) and then use a suitable system to record correct starting number of models and deduct as required.
Hope that quick answer assists but feel free to ask more
An example will help
24 infantry, in three ranks of 8 have a frontage of 160mm and a depth of 60mm.
So three of your bases, has 12 infantry and a frontage of 150mm and a depth of 50.
So pop them on a piece of card or other sturdy movement item, and then either add extra figures, tokens or use a piece of paper to record starting numbers, casualties and keep a track of ranks (loss of ranks has an impact of combat value and once a unit hits half strength – in this case down to 12 models, has an impact on morale)
Alternatively of course, it might be a perfect excuse to start another army 🙂
Thank you Rob. that helps 🙂