Thursday, January 8, 2015

Movement Trays!

More on the Greeks...

I have never used movement trays before, let alone scratch built them. But Of Gods and Mortals suggests them and, especially for the close order troops, it just makes more sense. OGAM suggests using a compact disc for the open order troops. But that's for 28mm. Much too big for seven 15mm guys. A trip to the craft store got me these nice oval blanks:

I found plastic card the same thickness as my penny bases, taped it to a board and used a 3/4 inch drill to make the holes. A little spackle and sand later...

You can see I also made some plugs to fill in for casualties. I made enough plugs to also use as condition markers. Nothing specific, just general reminders about who jas activated.

Here's a few in progress pics of the closed order tray:

My very anal setup.

If I had it to do over I would have the hoplites a little closer together but they work for now.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Nice, practical scratch-builds. I like the fact you even did plugs for casualties - top-notch!

  2. Thanks, guys. I'm quite pleased with the plugs. Empty spots are a little bit of the reason I never went with movement trays in the first place.

  3. That works, brilliantly, great job Sir.

  4. Great setup. Removable multibases seem to capture the best of all worlds.....except they are a lot of extra work. Way to show how it's done.

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