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Post by paulbgau on Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:03 am


Unit width is 12cm so a BU is 6cm

How integral is the BU to unit size and movement/maneuvering etc...?

6cm is an awkward measurement, great if you can make templates/rulers specific for this. In many games I play, even where units/bases are in cm, movement is in inches (imperial fights back).


If I use 3inches (7.62cm) instead of 6cm , or 2inches (5.08cm), would that distort the mechanics and outcomes ? I have measures in 40mm so 8cm BU may also be an option.

p.s. I'm not fond of 1/2 measures , so avoided 2.5inches (6.35 cm) which would be closer


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Re: BU relationship to distances

Post by stecal on Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:24 pm

I don't think a minor change will matter much. For example, we are using 10cm BU instead of 9cm for 25mm because I already have lots of Impetus move sticks made up in 2cm increments.

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Re: BU relationship to distances

Post by Gaius Cassius on Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:48 am

I my experience it does make a difference in going between 6 cm and 3". That is a 25% difference in movement rates. In playing Impetus we used to play in inches but then made up proper rulers with 2 cm Us.
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Re: BU relationship to distances

Post by Tarty on Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:19 am

I agree in Impetus 2cm compared to inches made a huge difference.....I remember that conversation we had about this on the old forum.
Not so sure with Baroque but this sort of change often has consequences to the table size your playing on also.
I suppose you could try and see how it goes but like Gaius we've found it more trouble than it's worth usually Smile
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Re: BU relationship to distances

Post by mashrewba on Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:03 pm

I'm going to do 24cm units so that's a BU of 12cm.
I 've got a 8x5 foot table so that should be ok.

Anyway here's the question -if I used a standard BU of 9cm with these bases would there be an issue?

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Re: BU relationship to distances

Post by stecal on Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:50 pm

Wheeling would be slower, but otherwise no.

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Re: BU relationship to distances

Post by paulbgau on Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:38 am

Have played a few games now using 3inch BU (15mm with 12cm units) and it seems to work great.

We have been using 600pts on a 4'x3' (120x90) table, deployment zones of 6inch (only 2BU so a little tight), leaving 24inch (8BU) between the armies.

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