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« on: 27 April 2013, 02:26:24 PM »

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I have seen from many photographs that some people put their vehicles and some don't. I am a minimalist and therefore don't. I can usually mark each vehicle so that it can be recognised, but just wondered what the pros and cons are?

I use bases for keeping infantry and gun crews together. I'm not a big fan of massively worked bases, nor bases for bases sake. Am I missing something?

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« Reply #1 on: 27 April 2013, 03:05:08 PM »

Bases stop cheesy FOW players from running their tanks bogey to bogey, well at least theres a minimal seperation to them, apart from that it gives a small amount of protection from bent gun barrels when stored and transported. I personally have all mine on bases but then again I put everything on bases apart from my Dystopian Wars stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: 27 April 2013, 03:06:52 PM »

I base mine just to prevent damage on the table plus I can put magna strip on the base so they stay stll in my metal tool boxes

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« Reply #3 on: 27 April 2013, 05:13:39 PM »

Like you, I only base towed guns and their crews, mainly from necessity. The problem with bases is that, on stand-alone models they look fine, but when placed into sculpted terrain they stand out like sore thumbs. As far as transit damage is concerned, I have invested in foam-lined carrying boxes that cushion the models anyway.

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« Reply #4 on: 27 April 2013, 06:16:11 PM »

Unbased looks better on roads and in BUA IMHO.

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« Reply #5 on: 27 April 2013, 07:23:00 PM »

I find it looks better based, as otherwise the troops stand taller than the tanks!
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