Wednesday 31 May 2023

Kitbashed unit with scale versatility

 I'm always keen to maximise the utility of miniatures in different games. This unit is ostensibly a troop of 'luggits' (goblin berserkers) for Kings of War. But as it's composed of a 60 x 40mm base and a 40 x 40 one, it also works as two different sorts of unit. The first is a horde element for 28mm (or 1/72) Hordes of the Things or DBA and many other games:

As base depth is variable in HotT, I'd probably field this as a horde in 28mm and a warband in 1/72 (a scale in which these small-by-28mm-standards goblins are quite hefty). 

Meanwhile, the 40 x 40 unit works as a beast or behemoth unit in 15mm HotT - ogre hunters or whatever. 

I've got already got a few 1/72 goblin units using this scheme (they'll mix freely with these, as the big 1/72 Caesar orcs are only slightly smaller than Oathmark and Wargames Atlantic goblins - I often give the Caesar orcs Oathmark or WA heads). I find that the 40/60 basing is very handy in a game, as by aligning the first rank 60/40 and the second 40/60, you get a nice, coherent unit that's easy to move on the table because the offset basing holds it together.

Here, I've gone with an obvious leader (the chap with the spiky helmet and long sword) at the edge of the 60mm base. When the unit forms up for a 100mm frontage, he marks the 'leader point' for pivoting in Kings of War. 

As I put together more of these, they'll also form 120mm units for Impetus: two 60s or three 40s. 

And, finally, the 15mm orc warbands on 40 x 20 bases that I'm working on will double up as 40 x 40 orcling bases for Kings of War - helping to achieve maximum flexibility!

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