- They do not get used enough.
- Too many different basing schemes I started, but did not finish.
- Many schemes are not compatible with enough rules I am interested in trying.
- Those rules that the basing schemes are compatible with – rules that allow "any" basing scheme – play better if the "recommended" scheme is used.
- Of the three schemes currently in use: one uses bases too small for what I want; one uses bases too large for what I want; and one looks too thin and scraggly for 6mm.
I have decided to use 40mm wide by 20mm deep bases for infantry, 40mm square for artillery, and possibly 40mm wide by 30mm deep for cavalry (still thinking on that last one). A 40mm stand allows me to have eight files wide and two ranks deep (16 figures) for the infantry. Three ranks deep would look strange because the ratio of unit frontage to depth would be way off for most rules. This allows a Baccus "unit" to be stretched to 1 1/2 bases with the new scheme. It also allows me to use 40mm or 2" hexes (the former is the size of Heroscape hexes) and the units will fit inside nicely.
The rules I am looking to use are:
- De Bellis Napoleonicus (DBN) - 1 base per element/unit
- Lasalle - 4 bases per battalion (six for Austrian "big" battalions)
- Black Powder - probably four bases per battalion also (three for small and six for large)
- A Borg-inspired design of my own
- Possibly even Napoleon at War - I have purchased, but not received these yet. Heard good things about them, however.