I added a few more men to the unit a couple weeks ago. Nothing new here, just more of it.
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I prefer to leave the black edges of the base showing. To me, it looks like each base is it's own little diorama; and when combined, I think it strikes a good balance between the "realism" and the easy-to-count ranks benefits in gameplay. Perhaps someday I'll do a tiny tutorial, if there is any interest.