Wooden – 3-2-1 Sabot Bases
What is this you are probably asking yourself? Well a few years ago right after Lion Rampant from Opsrey Books came out a gamer developed what has come to be referred to as the “1,2,3 basing system (3-2-1). In the image below I only have 10 Norman infantry done up at the moment. I leave the hole in the back blank. If I was playing i would drop in the empty 30mm disc to show the figures had not been lost as casualties.
You can visit his original 3,2,1 blog post here >>>
I got pretty heavily into the Lion Rampant (LR) games even so far as basing my 40mm Medieval Army to them . The printed basing system is to mount your individual figures on 1″ stands. I used this system when I was playing with my 40mm troops. Eventually i moved down in scale to 28mm figures and adopted this basing system. I also used it for my American Revolution rules “Light Bobs”.
This certainly made moving the figures easier and the over all look was visually gratifying, at least to me. Over time though I stopped playing LR and returned to my own Day of Battle rules set which in all fairness to LR was army based not skirmish based.. However there were occasions when I wanted to still play LR but my Day of Battle troops were based on single stands, 120mm wide by 40mm to 80mm deep. I was kind of stuck.
At this time I created a new set of armies for my Light Bobs rules in 28mm and here too I used the 3-2-1 basing system. I found moving, storing and transporting the miniatures to be tough. The smaller 25mm and 30mm bases slid all over the boxes I stored them in and it was impossible to organize them. I wrote about them in my Green Dragoon post.
I Thought A Sabot Would Be Great
I decided to see if I could have a base or sabot as it is called made in the same size as my Day of battle bases. I contacted my base manufacturer and sure enough he came through. By the way the term “sabot” refers to a larger base used to move smaller bases on”.
Now I can take my LR based 28’s and place them on a 3-2-1 sabot and use them for Day of battle. When it comes time to store them or travel with them the sabot keeps them secure with minimal rolling around.
A Win Win For Me
This is a win for me and maybe you. I am selling them in pairs of sets so you get 2 tops, 2 bottoms, 12 round bases (25mm, 30mm and 40mm) for $4.50 plus $1.99 shipping within the CONUS.
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