First time player here (never played a game, just painting up for the moment). I am really excited and trying to recreate the Lancastrian Wars of King Henry V (thank you Shakespeare). I have the updated rules and the HYW supplement. Looking at the Late Chevauchee army list something struck me and I just need to get clarification before I start basing and start making mistakes. The English Archery ability dictates that an English Longbow unit must contain at least 8 bases/stands, two rows deep. Cross referencing the base swordpoint rules it states that foot skirmishers must have a base of 80mm x 40mm....... so what I gather from this is that a minnimum size unit of Longbows with the English Archery Keyword would be 320 mm x 80 mm? That is a very very large presence on the board. It almost seems unreal. With stakes I am sure it looks even more magnificent. Considering there would be several of these unites in an English army the board will have to be wide to accomodate those common troops and then the uncommon troops. Again, I know I am complaining but it just seems very impressive for a 28 mm figure game. I am more used to playing 15mm to 20mm games.
For a 1v1 game this may not seem all that weird but I want to introduce Swordpoint to my friday game group that typically plays 5v5 (1500 point Might of Arms games). I still want to bring more people to the game and so will trudge on, but before I start buying new bases, is my comprehension of the rules above correct? Judging by pictures of painted armies in the suppliment it is hard to determine if the are 80 mm x 40mm so I just want to be sure.
All the best,