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The chaos lord with a steed of slaanesh comes with a 50mm base, is that the corect size or is that because the previous edition he could ride a beast of slaanesh rather than a steed of slaanesh.
I'm guessing it's due to the size of the model. It's specifically stated in the army book that they still count as cavalry mounts, despite not being on the 25x50 like most cavalry.
And since GW doesn't want people ripping bases off their current models or repackage the models (and remodel to fit on a 25x50 base) they just winged it.
Not to mention, models like the Lord of Khorne on Juggernaut may not fit on the 25x50
Edit: Oh wait. That was completely useless to the converstion. Oops.
I agree that some people may complain, as a smaller base would be better in game terms.
Some people may point to the last sentence under "Chaos Mounts" on p. 54 as convincing enough evidence that a boobworm is mounted on a 25 x 50 base, but in fact it is only excluded from the list because it has the Fast Cavalry option, and therefore must obviously be cavalry.
The correct base size for a Steed of Slaanesh is 50x25 and here is why:
1) Page 84 of Warriors of Chaos states the model is on a Daemonic Mount, not a steed.
2) Page 71 of the rulebook states cavalry are mounted on 50x25 bases
3) Steeds of Slaanesh is not listed as an exception on page 54 of Warriors of Chaos in regards to base sizing.
So, without even having a current model, add those together, and you get a 50x25mm base
The only cavalry option with a 25mm frontage is the Chaos Steed, all of the other options are 50mm frontage and yes I would be unhappy if you came to a tournament or competitive game with the model on a 25mm frontage base.
As for casual gaming, it's down to your opponent, but as for which base should the model be on?
That's straightforward, it's a 50x50. You are asking because you would like it to be otherwise but unfortunately that's the way the cookie has crumbled. Now stick your Lord on a Slaaneshi steed and go and take out some southern softies!