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Do the Reaver Jetbikes require the larger clear base or the smaller one?
I don't even put em on those bases, they hardly ever stay on, Instead I made my own magnetized ones.
Makes sense to use the bigger bases then. Im glad that one of the local game shops carries a package of the larger ones that I can pick up because all I have are the small ones. Thanks all
Mine came with large bases. :ninja:
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now this is interesting because a model is considerd to occupy the area of its base (page 6 in the Rules book) and all measurement is taken from that base. So it could be misleading for terms of squad coherency and I would stick with the bases that actually come standard with that model thereby stopping any arguments in a game.
Also how would you draw line of line when taking hits?
From the base or from the model itself?
I play it from the model, if you can see the main body of the model then its fair game to be shot at but if your opponent sees an unusually large and decorative base they could try and claim its this large base that is in their line of sight and so can be targetted.
Moral of the story - don't be tempted to over-base your models too much as it can cause measurement problems.
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Cant remember the rules for LOS on those bikes and my rulebook is at a friends house so if anyone knows what they are feel free to share.
GW finally e-mailed me back and let me know that the bikes use the big bases.
Jet bikes and regular bikes (p 53-54) are treated like non-vehicle units with the noted exceptions with regard to movement (dangerous terrain checks) and shooting(can fire heavy weapons, rapid fire weapons et). Normal LOS rules apply. Page 21 has the sentence, ""Line of sight must be traced to the body of the target model." They say it that way so a big banner or weapon that sticks out doesn't put the model at a disadvantage.
There is a slight problem in that a RJB is a long model. I would play it that the body of the model would be the visible portion that is over the base. That is what seems to fit with the spirit of the above passage on p 21. A good example is if you are using a flamer against a squad of marines. You would lay the template from the edge of the firing model's base and then you see how many bases the template touches. That is how many models that take a hit. The same should apply to a rjb base. The flame template would hit the RJB if the flame template touched the base and not the nose of the model which sticks out. Hope that helps
There are benefits and detractors for using big and small bases. My RJB's came with smaller bases but you can certainly use the larger terminator size flying base if you so choose. I would argue against using the huge 60mm bases.
I thought you had to use the base that came with the bikes but I certainly cant back that statement up.
I think as long as you dont go to the small Hellion bases you would be fine - using the terminator bases I think would be pushing it since they are smaller (I think).
I some players have no problem with using the larger bases, they claim it gives them another half inch so closer to their target.
You don't have to use the base it comes with, but it's best if you do. You ,as far as I know, shouldn't ever use a base smaller that the one that the models came with. Again that's what I heard.
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