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I am curently building a daemonhunter/witchhunter army of 1000pts.
i really enjoy basing models and find 25mm bases too small to put any rubble on or detail into.I know larger bases are allowed but my question is are their any big advantage or disadvantage to having 40mm bases on everything, including my storm troopers,grey knights,and even henchmen.
i am not a very competative person but a friend is trying to get me to enter a doubles tourny.for me its all about having a nice army on the board.
40mm bases don't allow you to get as many models in the 2" cc rule and less space for models to squeez in when deep striking.
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What he said It'll also make general maneuvering pretty hard to do. And your enemies will be able to get more men into B2B with your Independent Characters, which is never a good thing.40mm bases don't allow you to get as many models in the 2" cc ruleThis isn't really an issue, since you no longer use the template to Deepstrike in 4th edition.and less space for models to squeez in when deep striking.
A couple advantages of using the big bases are, if you have a very strong CC squad, they can engage more enemies, allowing them to get more kills in. This is a problem I have all the time with my Space Marine Commander, he has too many attacks, so he kills everyone near him, and then his extra attacks go to waste. By using a big base, you can engage more people.
A second good thing is, if you spread out your troops, they block more area. You could take some Grey Knights, spread them out, and block off an entire street (or something similar) with little effort, preventing the enemy from just running past them.
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Yeah your opponents might start getting upset when their blasts can only ever hit 1 model because that model has such a big base.
It also adds a lot more room if you want to perform a screen. A relatively small amount of models can form a line across the board.
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And most importantly... Big bases look cool!
Another problem that may crop up is disembarking from a transport. With my 5 man terminator squad I sometimes have a hard time disembarking them from the LRC without coming within 1" of an enemy model (this is mostly my fault since I move the vehicle to close to the unit). Regardless, that 2" disembarkation area can get mighty tight with large bases.
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I've just recently put all my unit leaders and Independent characters on 40mm bases. It works pretty well. It allows me to have some fun basing but doesn't really mess things up on the table top. I like this as a compromise.
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