|Round (left) versus Rectangle (right) bases.|
I am working on a regiment of 30 American riflemen to represent Morgan's Rifles at the battles of Saratoga in 1777. The regiment did not fight in close order formation like other Continental regulars, so I am considering using a round base for the unformed riflemen and a rectangular base for formed troops. Thus Indians and Jagers would also be placed on round bases.
Note that I plan on placing five figures on six stands for a total of 30 riflemen in the regiment.
|Five riflemen placed on an 80mm diameter round base.|
I have found some rounds that are 80mm in diameter, which is similar to the 80mm frontage that I am using for the formed troops.
I have not yet decided which form of basing to use for the riflemen, so I thought that my regular blog followers could help me decide by offering up comments and suggestions in the Comments section at the end of this blog post. This is sort of like a poll, except that I don't have the ability to use a poll in Blogger, so your votes will have to be made in the comment section.
Simply type in Round or Rectangle in the Comments to record your vote. Of course, feel free to add any other comments or state your reason for liking one shape of base over the other.