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    Hi All

    I'm new to 40K (and obviously LO for that matter). I'm collecting a Dark Eldar army but this isn?t restricted to just DE.

    Do the figures have to be on the Games Workshop bases? The metal figures are OK, but the plastic ones are rather light and tend to slide down scenic hills etc rather than stay where they should.

    I was thinking about gluing them to 1p or 2p pieces (I'm in the UK) or possibly making something out of lead to really do the job.

    Any comments or suggestions (and more importantly rules LOL)?

    TTFN

    -Mex

    BTW sorry if this isn't the right place for this question, I wasn't quite sure where to put it (no rude comments please).


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    I usually glue a coin on the bottom of the base.
    You could also use bits of flash, but they dont work as good.
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    As long as the base is approximately the same size, there's no problem. I've used 2p coins for many minis and no one had any complaints, even at tourneys.

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    Hi

    The other reason I like the Idea of using 1p/2p pieces (apart from the added weight) is that they aren't as tall as the GW bases and when covered in flock or whatever wouldn't stand out so much. Even with the GW bases painted green it still looks like the miniature has decided to stand on a plinth (but still, I suppose this would improve Line of Sight :^>).

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    They can't deny you doing it i don't think that it says in you'r rulebook something like "thou shalt not use thy other bases that thy may want to use".

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    Yeah I have used coins under the plastic mins bases to keep them balanced - the only problem is I believe it is technically illegal - not from a GW point of view but you are defacing the coin of the realm, not to worry though, I think you will get away with it, particularly if you can convert the queens head to look like a Sister of Battle
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    isnt that the only crime still punishable by the death sentence....lol... :o

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    Lead buckshot works nice too to keep them on the ground.
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    Hi

    Originally posted by Cheredanine+Feb 16 2004, 09:52--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Cheredanine &#064; Feb 16 2004, 09:52)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>the only problem is I believe it is technically illegal - not from a GW point of view[/b]


    I seem to recall something about base size being critical in the fantasy game, but wasn&#39;t sure about 40K

    <!--QuoteBegin-Cheredanine
    @Feb 16 2004, 09:52
    but you are defacing the coin of the realm, not to worry though, I think you will get away with it, particularly if you can convert the queens head to look like a Sister of Battle[/quote]

    LOL, I hadn&#39;t thought of that.

    -Mex

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