They have been based in the usual way, on 'Warbases' laser cut mdf, the only change being applying Vallejo Beige Brown as the earth colour, to lighten it slightly for a Tucsan setting. The overall frontage for the 3 bases is 120mm, for potential use with 'Impetus' rules. Closer fighting units will have either three or four figures on these same base sizes and mounted units two figures (on deeper bases).
They have been sprayed with a matt varnish and I'm pretty happy with them for what they are - a way of getting an army together in quicker time. I reckon my usual approach would result in about 2 figures completed in the time I did these twelve; so completing a small scale Italian city state force is potentially doable within a reasonable timeframe, i.e. before some future new figure releases distract me!
I'm going to use this painting method - using a mix of washes rather than Army Painter as I feel I get more control re applying the levels of shading - for more Italians as well as some more HYW on my other blog.