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I have an HQ which I am putting with a 10 man retinue, he would be on a termi sized base while the others would be on small bases (I could put the HQ on a smaller base but for charisma and stature as a general reasons I don't want to). Anywho, are you allowed to have squads with mixed base sizes in this case? In fact what is the general rule on mix bases squads?
I don't expect page long answers, so sorry for all you ranters out there, it is in fact fun to type away detailing every edge of an answer I know, but please hold it on for this thread.
Originally Posted by swntzu
Yeah mate, its no problem having units with different base sizes in them.
Good example is the Broodlord and Genestealer retinue. The Broodlord has a mid sized (can't remember exact dimensions) and the genestealers are all on small bases.
I have always liked the idea of putting commanders on bigger bases.
Only thing to remember is that you can't put a model on a smaller base than it originally came with (though thats not what your asking about here!)
Hope that helps!
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Indeed, solo has it all. The rules you're looking for are bgb p 6.
Models can be placed on any base so long as it is the one it came with or larger. That said, most people will have problems with you modeling all your spore mines on 4" bases=)
Look at IG and their weapon platforms=) many people model 2 models on the same base. It creats problems, but is well with in the rules.
16,000+ of Eldar (only need flyers)
7,000+ of Nids (want heirophant)
6,000+ of Space Marines (need rever titan)
4,400+ of Cygnar (all models for the faction)
1,500+ of Legion (just started)
I can think of one problem that modeling with different size bases would create, that of “Maintaining Unit Coherency”.
On page 15 of the rules book it shows, with arrows, how to measure the distance between models to check if you have coherency or not. Note that that double headed arrows start and finish from one base edge to the next so if you were to increase the size of that base then the models would be spread out a little further i.e. the centre to centre measurement would change and in some circumstances like facing template weapons it would be an advantage to model on larger bases.
Mind you I haven’t seen this abused before but it’s a potential problem in the making.
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