Post by davidjconstable on May 7, 2019 8:20:12 GMT
Purley as an aside, based on 50+ years experience.
I had a tendency in latter life playing DBA2.2 to treat deeper bases as faster troops, to be corrected in a friendly manner. Now I know changing bases is not on, but it would help if faster troops were on deeper bases (especially if infantry), I learnt a long time ago with Airfix Romans that it was no fun changing bases under WRG from half-inch to 15mm.
But slow infantry 15mm deep and fast 20mm would instantly say which they were.
How about putting heavy foot on darker bases to differentiate them? So 4Bd/Sp are on dark green bases, and 4Ax/4Bw are on light green bases. You could do the same thing with 3Kn and 3Cv to tell them apart.
All my heavy foot are on 20mm deep bases (not by choice, but for practical reasons... ...Xyston figures are oversized, and I dislike any overhang preventing base edges touching).
That is true Vic...but 4Bd and 4Ax do sometimes look the same, although they have very different effects.
If it is a problem, then I suggest different coloured bases:- Dark green = those foot affected by bad/rough going. Light green = those foot that are not affected by terrain.
And not all 3Kn carry lances or have armoured horses (see II/65 Early Goths). So have 3Kn on dark green bases and Cv on light green to tell them apart. (Mind you, I often use Cv elements as barbarian 3Kn, cos I’m soooo lazy when it comes to painting)
Post by davidjconstable on May 9, 2019 20:28:53 GMT
I started to write my thoughts properly, but having got to an A4 page of 12 point text, I stopped
I could help myself by painting the back edge of bases for fast and slow. Painting the edge all round on some 3Kn that dismounted and not painting the edge on those that did not dismount, worked for one army.
But the problem is more complicated than that, so it is simpler to leave well alone.