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Maybe I'm crazy. Maybe I want firm, clear rules... but what is an appropriate base size for a 40k chariot?
I could just let the model define the borders of the base, but I have never liked that. It opens all kinds of "are you in range" and "who can reach base to base" problems during play.
So then I was wondering if there were other non-vehicle models that did not have round bases. Cav used to have the rectangular slotta-bases, but that has been changed to the medium base. Bikes don't have an official base do they? My dreads don't have bases, but they have since made bases for all new dreads. ( I only add dreads, while vehicles, because they can get into HtH.)
Are there any other models without round bases ( non-vehicle )? Hmmmm...
Fleshhounds still come on cavalry bases.
Their is a chariot base in WHFB. Not sure of the exact dimensions but it is readily available. I would recommend using it as finding a round base for a chariot may be problematic.
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Base size doesn't matter but maybe try a 40mm, or a monstrous creature base size around 60mm.
I agree completely with Meish. First of all, it is a conversion, so you can technically use any base size you want, from 20mm to 21349827349mm. Probably not a good idea to go that high, though...
I'd try out a 40mm base first (those are used for things like Imperial Guard Heavy Weapon Teams and the likes), but a 60mm base could probably also be used (which I'm pretty sure is the standard size for MC's). Just use your judgment, pending on the chariot model you use. If you use a WHFB chariot (I would), find the base that's closest to the side.
I use a lot of conversions, scratch-builts and counts-as GW figs, but *always* use correct base sizes.
I sub Fimir for Spawn, but glued to the same base with which the actual Spawn models are sold, etc.When the developers put Chariots in the dex, I'm pretty sure they were looking at Citadel Chariots.If you use a WHFB chariot (I would), find the base that's closest
If I build a 40k Chariot for CD, it's going on a standard Citadel Chariot Base.
Larger dimensions are allowed, but can put one at a disadvantage in CCs.
Smaller bases are *right out* in my personal philosophy, but that's me.
@The OP: Citadel Chariots are sold with 50x100mm bases.
I think using your judgment will work. If you are playing in tournaments, there may be some issues, but that's why you ask. There is no standardized, "correct" base size in 40k, not per the rulebook. It's just an assumption.
I think you should stay as true to the base sizes already around as possible, of course, but that doesn't mean you can't change the base size of something. You aren't going to be prohibited from using it except by the worst kinds of players; you shouldn't be playing against them, anyway, as far as I'm concerned.WHFB = Warhammer Fantasy Battle.Originally Posted by Shas'O RenoSaurus
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