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Can you 'base' a miniature, who is supposedly based on a cavalry base (50*25mm), on a 40 mm square base?
I know that the rules state that you may not base your miniature on a smaller base than the "original", but the base is infact getting bigger in every aspect, except for length.
If anyone has done any base conversion similar to this, have you had any problems with it in tournaments or other official events?
Interesting question. I suppose that technically the terms "bigger" or "smaller" refer to area, rather than a single dimension such as length or width (otherwise the term used would refer to a specific aspect like "wider" or "longer". Comparing the areas, the two bases are almost identical:
50mm x 25mm base area = 1250 mm^2
40mm round base area = 1256 mm^2
So, you will indeed be using a bigger base for them. I'd have no problem with it, myself. Then again, I'm not a tournament organizer, so take that for what it's worth =).
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If it's for 40K why not use one of the larger round bases instead of the square?
I would have no problems if you used either in a friendly or a tournament.
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This is a “Gordian Knot” sometimes and the only issue that “may” pop up could be the centre to centre distance between models will increase by using 40 mm square bases thus making template weapons a bit les effective.
But I suppose that getting into base contact with the enemy might be a bit less effective in return so it evens out in the long run.
But as Hasten said it is within the rules to do this.
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Thanks for the replies got my answer.