I've decided to go for the deeper base for the two instances of Lit/CWg/CP that I was planning - a litter carrying the Great Sun for my Mound Builder Americans and a ceremonial chariot for my Javanese. I'll turn both into little vignettes - the litter will have an escort of armoured nobles at the front of the base and the ceremonial chariot will carry only the general and parasol holder, but will be surrounded by infantry and followed by musicians.
I'm drooling at the sight of "Gomat's" Olympias Lit Gen element. Love all the periwinkle blue. Just seems so Greek... Awesome vignette.
Like others here, I have used whichever depth (40 or 80mm) yielded the right "look". For most of mine, Pope on his Golden Throne, Great Sun King, and Pharaoh's Litter (below), I have used the deeper base.
But for my Great Prophet and his Pup Tent, I went with the smaller, square base.
I'm a step closer to being able to build II/18f Queen Olympias' army. I found perhaps the ideal figure to use in Queen Olympias Lit (Gen) vignette. And I found in a rather way.
I'm currently painting the 4Wb (Gen) element for my I/14f Red Ti army. In the command pack for the Early Northern Barbies, Khurasan Miniatures includes a "captive Chinese princess". After looking at the figure for about 20 seconds, I thought of a better way to use it. The figure is a woman in a long dress, seated with legs crossed, and one hand raised. Perfect for a Queen Olympias figure, seated in a litter, waving to her troops. So, then, what should the litter look like?
I found this thread on the Society of Ancients forum. One poster even included a pic of what such a litter might have looked like (below).
Rod Felderman, might you be able to create such a model on your amazing 3D printer and offer it to us for sale?