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so I have a couple of models at home and am just about to base them permanently and can't decide which base to use. I fully intend to run the Daemons in 40K as well, and the round bases look very nice in the system, unfortunately, the models need to rank in fantasy.
I have been eying the modular movement trays from GW and these certainly look good, but are a tad expensive - I would probably need 3-4 of them for a good-sized 2000 pt army. Plus, the round bases don't look good in fantasy.
Ah, what a dilemma.
According to the rules, the fantasy bases are fully legal in 40K, I'm just not convinced I like their look in 40K. Though I have to say, fantasy is where I'll probably be spending more time.
A question for those of you, who play the Daemons in 40K as well - how did you base your army? Did you use the square fantasy bases, or a movement tray with the circular 40K bases? And how do your opponents and local tournaments go about these?
Last edited by Leafwalker; November 12th, 2008 at 17:12.
Use a magnet system on his feet, so you can swap bases. Thats what I would do
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I use square bases, it's cheap and easy. I have seen movement trays used or magnets, but it would be up to how much you're willing to invest ($, time, etc) in it.
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magnets on the bases instead of feet, then you just slap on the square one under the round one, that is what I am going to do.
I don't even bother with magnets, I've got Scotch tape.
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Cheers, guys. I guess I'm going to do the same as ==Me== did. After spending so much money on my previous two armies I think I'd rather go the cheapest route possible, when it's still legal.
square bases can be problem when you are trying hard to get all your models in a DS footprint and it's really close to pushing a mishap though is the only isssue I would see with square in 40k. With round you can get them a bit closer together with the corners removed.
Yes, I am aware of this unfortunate fact. I'll give it a thought - I may want to use magnetic round bases, and put the models on a magnetic tray, Galeforce NIne makes good sets for that. But that's even more money in the ring, so I'll have to think it through. The square bases look really good in fantasy as well.
I've been playing a Daemon army on square bases for a while. I play about 90% 40k, but want them to work for the occasional Fantasy game. The square bases have never been a problem for me (and you get used to seeing them on the 40k board pretty quickly). I've never messed with 20-man units or 7+ Bloodcrushers/Fiends before, so I can't really speak to having DS footrping issues. I run MSU, and have never had an issue with them. And keep in mind that for every time the square base is a disadvantage (like when the edge of a blast clips someone it wouldn't have on round bases) there's another situation where it's an advantage (extra corner makes the difference between range and out of range). Sure, the square bases have a few of their own little quirks, but I don't think you'll regret doing it. Honestly, I can't even comprehend the pain of switching magnetic bases on an entire army any time I want to switch systems, and I don't even have that many models in the army. Especially since my entire army is metal, with slotted bases instead of solid.