Both rulesets do not reduce unit sizes by removing casualties -- so I used big bases. I have subsequently discovered Impetus, and like this ruleset a lot. In Impetus many armies have units that are more than one stand deep, or deep units. The Vikings are one of these. So I played my Vikings as deep units but didn't like the look -- I based them as one-base equals one-unit. Therefore, I compacted the figures in the middle of the base to both protect the figures from handling during play, and to visually make a tight formation on the base. As single-base units this works great, but makes the deep unit look like one unit behind another, not one unit. I never liked this, and finally determined to see if I couldn't improve the look (my pride in the Irish encouraged me to raise the appearance of their opponents, I believe). So I unbased some of the figures from their 6 cm x 12 cm bases, and rebased them on 4 cm x 12 cm bases, in one rank on the leading edge of the base.
|New deep unit basing on the front left unit and rear units, old deep unit "stacked unt" basing on the front right unit.|
I think that the view from the front is now much improved, however. The following pictures show that.
|The new basing system seen from the front.|
The Viking envassion of Ireland had three Viking divisions. The left wing was commanded by the least inspiring Jarl in the army.
|Vikinng left wing division|
|Center and right divisions|
|Viking host desending on the peaceful Irish village|