If you are a reader of Battlegames, you may remember that I was recently talking about a dilemma that I had with regard to basing figures, especially for Napoleonics.
We have been trying out the Painting Shed rules, but also Commands & Colours: Napoleonics. The trouble is, these two systems have completely seperate requirements for basing – one needing 60mm bases, the other individual bases.
There are other issues with element based games, or using element based figures in other games, where you have to track either casualties or other status’ (such as shock) in games such as Hail Caesar, Impetus and I Ain’t Been Shot Mum. Micro dice are an answer to this, but it’s a pain when they fall off the base every time you move your troops.
Enter Minibits with their dice frames. Just the sort of thing I’ve been looking for I think. There might be an argument that these spoil the asthetic look of a mini base, but I’m willing to give it a go. And at £1.00 for 10 markers including dice, these are well worth the money.
They do all sorts of stuff – MDF Bases (including Hexagonal and Octagonal) basing material, trees, dice and paint – all at very good prices – so these guys are well worth a look.