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hi, i am trying to put together my Kargir army and the bases for the black orc soldiers should be standard. the problem is, they are too large to fit on a standard base. what, if any, problems are there for putting them on a larger base. besides the obvious that more models can make b2b contact. thanks in advance foryour comments.......

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hi, i am trying to put together my Kargir army and the bases for the black orc soldiers should be standard. the problem is, they are too large to fit on a standard base. what, if any, problems are there for putting them on a larger base. besides the obvious that more models can make b2b contact. thanks in advance foryour comments.......

 

That's the main issue, but there are other tactical advantages and disadvantages to being on a Large sized base. I'd follow Bruunwald's recommendation; get a pair of snips, and trim down the excess basing, and adjust the position to make them fit on a 25mm square as best you can. Also, you might want to consider using bases from someplace like Litko; their wooden bases do not taper to the top, meaning you get the full 25x25mm area to mount the model on, as opposed to the more like 20x20mm area that is left on the top of a base that tapers.

 

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hi, i am trying to put together my Kargir army and the bases for the black orc soldiers should be standard. the problem is, they are too large to fit on a standard base. what, if any, problems are there for putting them on a larger base. besides the obvious that more models can make b2b contact. thanks in advance foryour comments.......

 

That's the main issue, but there are other tactical advantages and disadvantages to being on a Large sized base. I'd follow Bruunwald's recommendation; get a pair of snips, and trim down the excess basing, and adjust the position to make them fit on a 25mm square as best you can. Also, you might want to consider using bases from someplace like Litko; their wooden bases do not taper to the top, meaning you get the full 25x25mm area to mount the model on, as opposed to the more like 20x20mm area that is left on the top of a base that tapers.

 

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thanks. i was using litko bases but i was trying toi avoid the cutting. even with trimming, they do not fit well on a std size base. thanks again.

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Rwhewitt,

 

We ran into base-size issues for our gaming club as most of our players use their fantasy models for more than one game system. For our friendly games we've made the house rule that base size can fluctuate +/- a 1/4" since the "advantage" of being able to engage more/less enemies is offset by the "disadvantage" of being able to be engaged by more/less enemies. The exception is that actual base size must be used if the Model being represented has the Swing-through, Indirect Shot and/or Ranked SA. Of course, this does not prevent a Model on a slightly larger base better protecting a Model with Indirect Shot, but we figured we had mitigated most of the issues with the exception, it was better that we are playing the game and our players are not the type to exploit such things to their advantage.

 

I've also had to trim models down and have found that a mm or two of overhang has never been an issue in-game. And, on the aesthetic front, a good static grass/gravel mix can blend things in where it's hardly noticeable.

 

Best of luck with your modeling!

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