Most of my miniatures are based on 4x3 inch bases in groups of 9 to 12 figures all fixed to the base. This works fine for me as I don't really like moving around units with too many bases, especially individually based figures. The exceptions to this are my three paper soldier armies (1066 Norman/Saxon, Jacobite Revolution, and War of the Spanish Succession) where each unit is made up of 6 to 9 bases. The reason for this number of bases is so I can lay them down in their storage boxes when not in use. Some of the figures are just too tall for easy storage.
|Saxon paper soldier units with 6 bases per unit|
Up until now I have moved the multiple stand units while doing my best not to misjudge depth and catch some of the spears, causing them to get bent over. Anyway, this weekend I thought I would try and address the situation and make some movement trays using some MDF sheet.
|About 20 movement trays were cut out sized 8x3 inches.|
|The trays were painted green, then once dry painted with PVA glue and the scatter/flock lightly sprinkled over. I was not going for a full coverage, just enough to help break up the painted flat green look.|
|A completed movement tray.|
|A 6 base Saxon Housecarl unit on a movement tray.|
|A 9 base WSS unit on a tray in line.|
|A 9 base WSS unit in column,|
|WSS artillery limbered.|
|WSS artillery unlimbered.|
|Unit with hit counter (2 hits taken so far)|
|Unit with dice as hit markers. Although the dice are more likely to slip off the tray than the figures.|
|All set up for a One Hour Wargames game using the movement trays. Hopefully with no more spears getting bent over.|