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"appropriate" smaller base sizes

Discussion in 'New Users' started by lilviking, Nov 10, 2019 at 8:18 PM.

  1. lilviking

    lilviking New Member

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    https://imgur.com/a/4EhVRVP

    pretty sure that these smaller bases will not be acceptable in a tourney, but i don't care about that stuff, yet.

    as you can see, models with sensible stances or r simply smaller fit snugly in the 20mm bases. this also allowed me to cram as much models in a small figure case w/o the stock bases getting in the way. jsyk, none of my models touch even after wiggling each one.

    i'm quite aware of the movement disadvantage of smaller bases, but a smaller cylinder silhouette will let physically thinner/smaller models to peak around a corner with smaller base exposure. smaller bases with metal minis r easier to tip over, but this is not a game played with tilted/sloped terrain afaik. tags and bots r also on smaller bases, and bikes'll be on ovals/pills if i ever get any.

    what do u guys think?
     
  2. barakiel

    barakiel Echo Bravo Master Sergeant
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    A unit's base base dimensions are part of their rules. The silhouette rules specifically say that silhouette is keyed to the size of a unit's base. If you give it a different, non-standard base, you're departing from the rules. This is true for both tournament and non-tournament play.

    You're welcome to do it, and an opponent is welcome to be okay with it. But you'd still be playing a non-standard version of the game, and therefore would need your opponent's permission, regardless of whether it's ITS or non-ITS format. You'd be in a position where you're breaking the rules every time you put those minis on the table, and that feels like way more trouble than it's worth.
     
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  3. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    If you want the smaller bases for transport purposes you might want to consider using thin disks the correct base size that attach to the bottom of the base with magnets.
     
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  4. lilviking

    lilviking New Member

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    disks underneath the non-standard bases is what i thought of using, as well as upside-down gw 25mm ones (slightly smaller than stock).