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Old 07 Jan 2008, 06:32   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone who has bought a 40k squad recently will have noticed that the style of base that GW use has changed - instead of lots of 4-base sprues, we get the correct number of separate bases in a bag. While some may view this as simply an attempt by GW to save money, I am actually quite pleased - I am sick of unused bases littering my hobby tray, and they often didn't come cleanly off the sprue. With the new ones, however, there is only a small dimple in the middle from the injection moulding process, which will be covered up by flocking. What do you think of them?
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 06:39   #2 (permalink)
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I like the new bases. Much easier to work with.

On the other hand: What is wrong with extra bases? But IMO a small price to pay.
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 06:44   #3 (permalink)
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I for one, am the fan of the old bases. They give you extra bases that you can use for so many other things.
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 14:46   #4 (permalink)
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yes. i like the clean look of the new process, BUT i hate not getting extra bases for my scratch building and objective markers and so on
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 16:31   #5 (permalink)
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I don't like the little dimple in the middle of the new ones. But that's just me.

When I got my aspect warrior assault wave I got the indivudal bases for the squads but the blister pack still came with four on a sprue.

Maybe blisters will still have four bases.
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 16:38   #6 (permalink)
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You can get a bag of 25 bases for $5 I think.

Haven't seen the new ones. I like my extra bases though, often use them to hold very small amounts of paint and such.
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Old 08 Jan 2008, 02:39   #7 (permalink)
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You can get a bag of 25 bases for $5 I think.

Haven't seen the new ones. I like my extra bases though, often use them to hold very small amounts of paint and such.
I know I have an ungodly amount of bases left from buying a bag of them, and that was such a long time ago! It was only $8 too!

On the topic though, I prefer the extra bases. As Scizor said, scratch building objective markers and etc are a good use for the extra bases, and as I play an undead army, the more extra bases I get means that many more free Zombies or Skeletons, or whatever the hell else I may be able to think of and convert.
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Old 08 Jan 2008, 15:56   #8 (permalink)
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Exactly. Extra bases were a real blessing to poorhammer.
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Old 08 Jan 2008, 16:39   #9 (permalink)
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True...I never really found a use for them though (SM and IG don't get zombies ). Useful for other conversions though. Still, never mind - I've got enough to last me for a long time. I'll miss the old guys...*sniff* :'(
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Old 09 Jan 2008, 13:12   #10 (permalink)
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Well that's unfourtanent. My buddy loaned me his 5-ish large bases (when he only needed 1 for the Crisis Suit in his Battleforce) and I've been using them to make more Ripper Swarms (3 on a base). This will make that a bit more difficult... :P
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