This was another post that is of interest to me, for two reasons this time:
1. It looks similar to the recent Blitzkrieg Commander game I played.
2. (and more importantly) there is some good commentary about the selection of wargame rules.
It is also from Doug's Dots of Paints blog which ties into my previous post as I really like his basing style for his Napoleonics.
Of course, the wargame rules in use can have a great impact on figure basing. I have painful memories of this in moving to WRG Ancients 7th Edition.
For the record my 15mm Napoleonics are based for Napoleon's Battles (3/4 by 1 inch for 2x2 infantry and 1 by 2 inches for 2x2 cavalry, although I would prefer at times for the cavalry to be 2x1).
My 1/72nd scale Napoleonics are becoming singles, but otherwise were based to Napoleon's Battles, but with about a 50% increase - 30mm by 40mm for infantry (2x2) or 15mm by 20mm for a single infantry and 20mm by 40mm for a single cavalry figure.
My 15mm WW2 are based for Flames of War, although I don't use those rules.
My 1/72nd scale WW2 are based on multiples of 30mm, for no particularly reason except this seemed to work and fits in with Crossfire. For both WW2 scales I don't tend to base vehicles.
My 15mm ACW is based for Fire and Fury.
My 15mm Ancients and Medieval are based for WRG 7th which is now the ubiquitous basing style covering at least DBA, Field of Glory and Impetus.
The few fantasy 28mm figures I have are based as singles, but if I got serious I would probably go with HotT basing.
Another post I have been working on for some time now after my experiences with Sails of Glory and Napoleonic naval rules is about models/figures or the game. Which comes first?