Armies of Arcana is designed to be scale neutral. This means that the rules could
be used with very small figures for huge battles on a small playing surface to small
skirmish battles with 48mm figures. However, the most common scales among players
is either 15mm or 28mm miniatures.
Players are free to use miniatures from any manufacturer for their armies and can
even create rules for their favourite miniatures, if rules do not currently exist.
Terrain Warehouse UK makes an ever-expanding
range of miniatures for Armies of Arcana.
There are many official army lists in the rulebook and on this web site, that provide
rules for most miniature ranges available today. As manufacturers release new miniature
lines that could be used in the game, we will look to add an army list entry for
The only important factor is that the figures all form part of the same race and
fight with the same racial tendencies.
Base units and rebasing
Some players may have existing armies that are not currently based according to
these rules. For instance, in your existing armies similar sized infantry models
may be based on a mix of 20mm and 25mm bases.
The quickest solution is to play the game and when a melee occurs, just pair up
differently based models against each other so that no one gets an advantage. Smaller
based units will still be more manoeuvrable.
A more satisfactory solution is to rebase your armies and will give the opportunity
to redecorate the base.
You can use correctly sized movement trays for units or ‘conversion trays or bases’ that convert 20mm to 25mm
without the need to rebase, the tray presents the correct frontage and model spacing.
If your opponent agrees, you can simply treat all models on 20mm bases as being
base ½ models instead of base 1 - it will be up to you to decide whether
this is an advantage or not!
Terrain Warehouse Conversion Trays