The notion of rebasing the 28mm Assyrian chariots from one chariot per 60mm x 80mm base to one chariot per 120mm x 80mm base got a hard think following the first rebasing trial (see A Rebasing Dilemma). It really was not a hard decision at all. The new configuration has a pleasing look so I forged ahead with the plan to rebase the eight remaining Assyrian chariots.
Well, the next four chariots have completed their conversion including the painting of three foot figures to accompany each chariot. Below are the results for the first four of eight chariots:
I like the look of one cart per 120mm frontage. The addition of infantry support tends to fill out the composition of the stand so that it looks fully occupied.
For comparison, the five rebased chariots were placed in the first line with a two chariot stand equivalent in the back rank. The single chariot with infantry support looks just as good (or better) than two chariots adjacent on half sized bases. In battle line, shown below, it looks impressive.
With five Assyrian chariots converted, four remain to convert. That means another dozen infantry support needs to be painted.
That also means the sole Egyptian chariot required a conversion as well. I like the look of it too.
All of these chariot conversions have ramifications to another project. The 28mm Punic Wars project fields two Celtic/Gallic chariots on a single half-sized base. Yep. They will need conversion to two large bases as well along with painting a half-dozen infantry supports.
With thoughts of a Punic Wars game a week from today, I better get busy if the Gallic chariots are to see action on the gaming table. The madness never ends.