Lately I have been playing Kings of War (KOW) on a regular basis with my 28mm Wood Elves and my 15mm and 10mm armies. So in the end I decided to convert my Wood Elves to the KOW format. My army is all single figures which I move around in movement trays.
Since I do not want to play anymore mass-battle-games where you have to remove single figures - I decided to take the plunge and re-base my elves in KOW style - with multi-bases!
The first unit I am going to work on are my Dryads. I have sixteen of the old GW dryads. Ten are painted and the other six are not.
I could not put ten models on a troop base. You can put four instead of five models along the front rank, but you cannot fit a depth of two. They were just too big. So I had to go for a regiment.
This would bring the model count up to 11 models which is withing the legal limit for regiments.
BUT I STILL WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE UNIT!
The unit needs a leader, and it has one - the dryad with both fists raised - but with a frontage of 4 models his position as leader is visually muted. So I decided to remove a model from the front rank in order to give the leader a better visual presence.
I found one with some 15mm trolls that I had stored up. I never really liked these 15mm D&D style trolls and never used them, but I think with a bit of converting I can turn them into forest beings.
Putting everything together, you can see that the unit has more interest than just dryads in ranks and files. Now all I have to do is convert the trolls; paint up the remaining models and glue them all to one single base - and viola my first multi-base!
Once again I have come to the end of another post. I will be back next weekend, so until then farewell and good health to all.