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Okay that is a very vague title. What I mean to say is, I am putting together a Necron Lord, it's not for me and I have never played Necrons. I am thinking about putting him on a bigger base, like the scarab-sized ones (never learned the measurements). I think it would make him look more important.
I know it's legal to increase a base size, just not to decrease it. BUT, by doing this, am I going to screw him over in terms of gameplay? Are there any tactical disadvantages to doing this?
Arguably, he is a 'bigger target' for blasts, but besides this I can't think of a downside. But then, I don't play Necrons so I might be missing something...
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The advantages and disadvantages of increasing base size generally even out.
For necrons, it may even be slightly more beneficial, because it extends the Resurection Orb radius by about half an inch...
BTW, the scarab sized bases are 40mm across :yes:
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As Mr.T (crazy fool!) said, the extra range on the ressurrection orb could come in quite handy with the big base. A bigger base would bring certain disadvantages, but if you want to make the lord look really big and powerful, a 40mm base (with a high pile of rock/ruin/some other overbearing structure for him to stand on) would work very well.
I personally construct my models so that they look cool rather than optimising them for ultimate punch on the table. As such I would say go for the big base and make that Lord look mean as hell. Post pictures when you finish!
A larger base would have a greater circumference, meaning that more models could get into CC with it, and considering the Lord isn't exactly a CC beast, this may not be such a great idea. However, the extra res orb may be useful.
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Generally, when a thread has been left alone for 2 or more months, it means that it's dead and that there's no more interest in it. Best leave the dead to rest and all that ^__^
So it's against the rules to 'necropost' in this fashion.
That said, your intentions were to help - which is fantastic
So, no worries buddy, I'm just gonna lock the thread, just watch out for this.
There'll be no action against you or anything. In fact, I'm going to publicly thank you for helping someone.
Think of it like this:
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Apart from those weirdos that play VC or Tomb kings of course.. or strange dwarfs who write necrophiliac fiction. Ho-hum.
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