Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Warbases

One of the things that I bought at the recent SELWG show was a number of pre-cut MDF bases from Warbases. The company produces a wide range of different bases, and I was particularly interested in the ones that took figures mounted on one pence pieces.

This morning I had the opportunity to see what the two, three, and four figure bases looked like with some 20mm-scale figures on them ... and I think that look very good indeed!




I can envisage using the four-figure bases for COMMANDS & COLORS-style games (including BATTLE CRY, MEMOIR '44, MEMOIR OF BATTLE, and MEMOIR OF MODERN BATTLE), a slightly larger version of the three and two-figure bases for MEGABLITZ, and any or all three of the base sizes for the PORTABLE WARGAME, depending upon the size of the grid squares/hexes.

I think that by going down this route I will be able to both have my cake and to eat it. In other words I will be able to have single figure bases and multi-figure bases available to me as and when I need then and will no longer need to have several different collections of figures for the same period mounted on single and multi-figure bases.

6 comments:

  1. Warbases are an excellent local company.I have met them at shows and they are great by mail order too.

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  2. Tradgardmastare,

    Thanks for the endorsement. When I asked them about what sort of bases they could provide, their reply was that they could make almost anything I might need. That sort of service is exceptional in this day and age, and I will certainly be ordering some more bases from them in the near future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Bob

    Having played with them on the table, I was really impressed. I just hope that your players are swifter than I and don't continually try to pick them up by the figures instead of the base!

    Cheers
    PD

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  4. Peter Douglas,

    Another endorsement! It looks as if buying these bases is something that I am going to have to do.

    I must admit that the problem of players picking up the figures rather than the bases is not one that I had considered ... but as most of my wargaming is solo this should not present too many difficulties.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Hi Bob,

    These look really good and taking a 2 x 2 base as an example how does the 'footprint' look in a Hexon tile?

    Methinks there is much mileage here!

    All the best,

    DC

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  6. David Crook,

    I will try to take some photographs to show the relative size of the bases to a Hexon II hex and make them available on a forthcoming blog entry.

    All the best,

    Bob

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