I honestly don't think a photo would help here, but if you are missing one please think of a coil of 20mm rubber magnetic tape about the size of studio reel to reel recorder.
I have decided to tackle basing my Eighteenth Century figures for Charge and my English Civil War collection. All figures are 25 or 30mm and will be individually based. However I cannot face the time involved to move them around the table one at a time. So I will be using movement trays.
The figures will have a strip of magnetic tape glued to the bottom of a 1.5mm plywood rectangular base. So the bases will have square edges and butt against one another. Definitely not circular washers squirming about on the base. Infantry will probably be 20mm by 15mm and cavalry 20m by 50mm. The extra deep cavalry bases are so the tails do not knock up against the next row in storage.
I would welcome any advice from people who already have experience of this system. How thick does the base need to be in order to get a decent grip when picking it up? Is a lip around the tray necessary? What are the biggest trays that anyone has seen? Do the figures lie flat against each other or do the bases slip around or ruck up when the base is moved?
Frankly any information on the best way to use this system would be very welcome. I will keep a record of what I do and share the results on this blog. I have already got a lot from seeing this system in use in the photos on .