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Re: (FT) centimeter scale

From: "Kevin Walker" <sage5@h...>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 10:20:48 -0600
Subject: Re: (FT) centimeter scale

> Yes,
> I would like to see some of the tables using cm scale with an ESU
Komorov or
> FSE Foch on the table. (Does anyone have pictures?)
> Do they use proxy stands for the miniatures when in close?
> Do they use one figure to represent a ship and its escorts?
> I assume that theydon't stack the miniatures.
> Most combat would place all ships within 1 1/2 feet of each other
> range of Class-3 beam).

While not a full solution I've adapted an idea posted on this list a
while back to help with too many miniatures in a small space (helps
when using inches too <G>).

Someone(s) recommended dispensing with the plastic posts when mounting
ships, using instead square brass posts.  These posts allow the
craftsman/craftswoman (wouldn't want to leave out the ladies on this
list <g>) to mount a smaller piece in the miniature and a slightly
bigger in perimeter piece on the base to allow the miniatures to be
detached from the stand when in transport and storage.

I've created a number of bases where the square mounting piece is of a
varying height.  I use three sizes; 1 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm - allowing the
smaller miniature to cluster in close with the bigger ones.  I highly
recommend putting the larger figures on the shorter bases as 3 cm high
is quite a bit different that 1 cm when dealing with the center of

Of course this does nothing with the problem of bases resting on top
of other bases.  If you've ever planed a WWI or WWII fighter combat
game with miniatures you know what I mean  <BG>

Kevin Walker

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