Well, OK, this rebasing (the fourth, or is it the fifth time?) is only the pike elements and not the entire collection. I made the visual/mental error in thinking - regarding my own predilections - that the pike should remain in a regular formation of even ranks and files. But this basing contrasted with the rest of the collection - another visual "unifying" predilections kicking in, I guess - so I finally decided that the circular basing would indeed work also for the pike. I had to order for new mdf bases.......
Here is a comparison of the two styles:
|old (in rear), new (in front) and hopefully the final basing of these units painted almost thirty years ago!|
|the 'old' basing to the left, newer to the right|
The interesting visual perception, for me at least, is it having a much "tighter" formation with the newer circular bases even though the width is but ten percent shorter than the older square style.