Basing Cataphracts

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Pabzer262
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Basing Cataphracts

Post by Pabzer262 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:04 pm

Hi

I have recently been converted to FOG and Im in the process of building a Seleucid army.

In regards to Cataphracts does it overly matter if I use 3 or 4 figures???

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Chris

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Post by philqw78 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:40 pm

only aesthetically, or how many you can afford to buy

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Post by daleivan » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:05 pm

philqw78 wrote:only aesthetically, or how many you can afford to buy
Or want to paint :wink:

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Post by frederic » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:17 pm

In order your army will be suitable for other rules, that's better to use 4 to a base.

I remember a rule were cavalry was divided into, Light, Medium, Heavy, Extra Heavy and Super Heavy :wink:

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Post by hazelbark » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:18 pm

So the short answer is do what you like as long as it is clear to whom you play.

For me there is something about the weigth of the those 4 figures that is impressive.

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Post by Spartacus » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:22 pm

hazelbark wrote:For me there is something about the weigth of the those 4 figures that is impressive.
I agree.

It is sometimes hard to get 4 on a base and sometimes you have to step them or amputate a foot every now and then but the effect is good and your opponent will certainly know which figs are your Cataphractii.

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Post by Pabzer262 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:37 pm

Cool thanks for the asnwers chaps.

I like the look of four and 3 is cheaper for me, even if I enjoy the painting side!!!

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Post by Probert » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:53 pm

I would probably go with three, as I would be hard pressed to get four of them on a 40mm wide base.
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Post by pezhetairoi » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:39 am

I do them as 3 per base. (in 15mm and 28mm)
They are easy to identify as cataphracts ... they are covered in armour!

I wanted to make them 4 per base, but when I did they looked like a traffic jam.
The riders' feet are all interlocked and I thought it looked too crowded, like a cattle car or a pig's trough at feeding time.
I suppose it depends on the miniatures.

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