Friday, May 9, 2014

The curse of re-basing...

Back in December 2010 when I started my 28mm Kalmar Union War project I started to base the minis on Impetus bases (ie 12cm front) but quite quick I decided to re-base them on 40x40mm bases to get more flexebility and also be able to play semi-skirmish games with them, all good....

...just that I was lazy and only used 3 minis on each base, I also based bow/crossbowmen and polearms on separate bases...


...as the project have gone by my knowledge about the period and the compsition of the forces ofcourse increase, so I have for quite some time wanted to fix up and re-base my Swedish Allmoge, adding one more mini on each base and also mixing up the bow/crossbowmen and polearmed men on each base to get a more unorgonised/militia feel of the units.

As you know I during the last month painted quite some extra Allmoge minis. I now have enought to add one on each one of the 50ish bases I already have, I even painted so much that I can get me 54 bases in the end, 9 units of 6 bases...might have to paint me 24 more minis so I even it up to 60 bases of swedish Allmoge...can´t have to many:)

Below you can see some pictures of the first unit "Before and After" 18 vs. 24 minis. Maybe not the greatest difference but to me it is huge, as this issue really got to my wargaming mind;)







28 comments:

  1. Well worth the effort ,they look even better rebased I think!

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  2. Good luck with the rebasing its hard work...

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    1. Needed, worst part are to remove the minis from the old bases...

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  3. Very rewarding result. Completely understand your position - the more ones knowledge increases and the deeper one get into a certain period, one starts to get bothered by historical incorrectness and want to get tiny specific details correct. Nothing to do but to obey the urge:0)

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  4. What can I say, other than "you're mad!"? ;)

    They looked excellent before and look even better now, with that great feeling of massed troops pushing forward. I'm really looking forward to leading these men to their inevitable victory!

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    1. Thanks Jonas you are so kind;)

      As you are the only one geting victorys with them so far you are most velcome to lead them, next time it will be the Battle at Haraker 1464.

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  5. It is a lot more work for you but seeing the comparison shots of the 3 x figure next to the 4 x figure bases, I can see why you have done this Michael. Superb and well worth the extra effort.

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    1. God to get it confirmed Pat, I just wish I had done it from the start...

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  6. You certainly can see the difference!. You already know my theory. The more you can cram on a base the better. The lack of knowledge sometimes bothers me too. For instance I have bases of skirmishers. Some bases are sling, some are bow and some are javelin. I have this nagging feeling that in a tribal society they should all be mixed on the same bases.

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    1. Just to start rebasing your skirmishers Robert:)

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  7. I really dislike rebasing! I wish you well Michael!

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    1. indeed dislike...but some times nessesary, at least in the mind...

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  8. Nice work! I'm doing the same thing - 3 figs per 40mm squares. I like the look and it extends the front/size of units.

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    1. Seems like I re-basing in the other direction 4 figs per 40mm squares as I thought the look was to dispersed and the front/size of the front was to big:)

      Notised that you also had some rebasing posts for your samurai project, looked realy good.

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  9. They do look really good, though!

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  10. Having just recently rebased my Romans (and still have to do the Movement Trays *whistle*) I know what you're feeling. Rebasing really is a right pain in the ars*. Your results look pretty good though.

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    1. Appreciated !

      I to have som movement tray work left after the rebasing...

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  11. Looking great, ah the curse of the rebase:-)

    Jason.

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  12. Re-basing the nightmare of wargamers!

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  13. Without doubt worth all the effort you put into rebasing these

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  14. They both look damn fine, but the 4s per base are a treat!

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  15. A pain but very rewarding. Very nice.

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  16. Yes, we all have to deal with dreaded re-basing from time to time. They look great though!

    Christopher

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  17. Really nice now!!! I likje a lot your new units.
    I´m now re-basing my ACW units, so I understand you perfectly...

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  18. They are looking great and is well worth the effort put in

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