Let me explain. When doing my Samurai army, I went to thin wood rather than card as it would be stiffer as they were carrying multiple metal figures in a spread out group
A trip to the art store Micheal's produced various circles, ovals and a flower petal cutout which I could get numerous small circles. I left one roughly intact for the musician/banner group
|banner group on 'petal' multi-base|
From any distance it looked like a group of individual stands rather than one single element. Too bad it was almost the last stand to be done or I may have altered my basing scheme from the start!
But this in mind, I suggested to Ron this petal ideas along with clumps of seemingly singles all attached to make group moves made easy. I don't like the sabot concept and do enjoy the look of each figure as an individual; but as moving individual figures, especially stretched across a table at full extension time after time is rather tedious and sore on the back, it gives the benefits of both.
We can see this in this photo of a line of six Roman Auxilia being held, as if by magic by two digits of the hand.
|the Roman Auxilia|
|my magic trick!|
|12 figures on only five stands|
|same rank as from the previous photo|
The rest of the army is grouped in various sizes to offer any combo of casualties to the unit. I have subsequently suggested two rank versions which again offers a look of individually based miniatures but with a group move effect.
You can see his comments on his company's blog at: Ron's company blog link
He is going over pricing currently and hopes to start in earnest in August. I will put in an order for more!