Hi I agree with Tony. 7 Hd on a 30mm deep base makes them look better. Think of them as poorly equipped and motivated spearmen. 5Hd will look better on a 30mm base as well for me. Desperate or just plain stupid/ mad. Fast Wb if better maybe? On a 40mm deep base they could end up looking like a careless artillery crew. “Where’s the gun?” On a different note I recently purchased a Pictish army. The painter based the 4Wb on a 20mm deep base with 5 figures. I think it looks great and may well now do my Gallic figures the same way. Craig
I would probably prefer the 5Hd on a 40x30 and the 7Hd on 40x40 but I like the 7H looking denser. Looks better that way for me.
I'm with Tony. That's my preference too. The 40x30 bases give Fast Hordes that small tactical advantage others have mentioned. And the deeper, 40x40 bases for Solid Hordes give me get that dense, "human wave" look that just seems so right to me. Here's a shot of my Sui Dynasty Chinese, a must-have army for every Horde fancier, for sure.
Note my inability to count. Why take the "seven" in 7Hd literally if nine or ten figures gives a better look?
Last Edit: Apr 16, 2020 16:02:34 GMT by paulhannah
Mine are all 30mm deep as my bases go back to DBA 1 and I will not be rebasing. If the difference in depth is being guided by recoil situations why worry about hordes? "Hordes Destroyed by Knights or Elephants if in good going, or by Warband. Recoil if shot at. If neither, no effect."
As I'm a good boy, and do whatever Mr Barker tells me, all my Horde are on 40x30mm bases
I know what you mean, of course, but PB does allow the 40x40 option, so all my Solid Hordes have been put into the "Federal Horde Enhancement Program", and have slowly been upgraded to deeper bases, with add'l, freshly painted figures, of course!
Last Edit: Apr 16, 2020 18:42:18 GMT by paulhannah