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I had a question about base sizes. In 4th Ed the Rules said you could go bigger but not smaller than the standard base supplied with the model. The current rules don't say anything, only that it has to be okay with your opponent.
Has anyone had experience putting a model on a smaller base than usual in a tournament? I was planning to do this for a conversion but don't want to appear to be cheating.
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Drat I intended this one to be real.
Ask me about the Black and White Space Marine on the Black and White Bike!!!
The smaller the base, the easier it is to deploy and standard base sizes are meant to mesh with the standard table size, movements, ranges, coherency etc.
To step outside of ‘standard’ measurements breaks the game somewhat so expect a likewise reaction in a tournament.
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I don't care about this issue and use the bases supplied with the miniatures. Some, like the old metal dreads that didn't have a base, I have on custom bases. My bikes are also on bases (before the new ones came out). I do not ever rebase my stuff, so that's just what we play with.
My Chaos and Blood Angel terminators are all on small bases and will remain that way.
My White Scars are on custom bases. A few months ago, some jerk tried to tell me they weren't 'legal'...they were in 2001 when I built them, and they stay this way. Just measure to the bike if it's an issue.
However, my favorite is the 'Chaos Spawn' issue in my WHFB army.
See the two spawn on the left? They are on the bases that came with the model - the blister said "Chaos Spawn". I've had opponents freak out over them. (Which is great, in a way...very Slaaneshi!)
Hmmm. Actually, that sounds kinda Slaaneshi, too . . .
40k developers have stated that "creative modeling" mustn't net any player an advantage.
Shooty models can't be elevated to LoS-enhancing altitudes via piles of skulls/ slate/ etc.
Fighty models can't be converted prone to thwart enemy LoS/ hug cover/ etc.
Basically, the 5th ed rules were devised with the models then-current in mind.
Base sizes (BRB pg3) determine the number of enemies than can physically gain b2b contact -
Stock models with large bases are intended to be swamped by models with small bases, but not vice versa.
That's the reason for not making, or using, bases *smaller* than those provided with Citadels in the current range.