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There are bases sold by GW as 'Extra Large Bases'. They are 60mm, but are thinner than and without the beveled edges of the bases sold as '60mm Bases'. Can the two be used interchangebly? (It makes a difference because with the bevel the 60mm bases are more like 65mm).

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Necron wraith bases are 40mm. and yes, you can use the unbeveled bases as normal ones

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In the interest of completeness on the bases:

The Beast of Nurgle was packaged in the spearhead boxes with a 60mm base, and is shown on GW's website and in the codex on the 60mm base as well. However, it is listed on the website as being supplied with a 40mm base, and there are reports of it arriving in the individual packaging supplied with that 40mm base.
   
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Addition for Necrons - all destroyers, heavy destroyers, destroyer lords and tomb spiders have large flying bases

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Could someone tell me the base sizes for Tyranid Tervigons and Trygons? Please, and perhaps update the article too?

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Cavalry bases have been omitted from the list. The only codex unit I know of that I'm absolutely certain uses them are IG rough riders (though presumably any unit of the Beast/Cavalry Type would use them); however before they made up the new Bike bases many players mounted bikes on cav bases as well (and presumably those veterans' bikes are still thusly mounted). While out of date, the How to Paint Space Marines book still indicates that this is how bikes should be based.
   
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I would like an edit on this article (that's what I signed up for!) I was quite annoyed when someone at a game questioned my use of the 30mm flying base with Tau Crisis suits, pointing to this article. They are supplied with the box along with 40mm's (that I think noone in their right mind would use with the Ostheophoritic ankles that Crisis suits have!) and it needs to be included here. Thanks in advance.
   
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Metal Handkerchief wrote:I would like an edit on this article (that's what I signed up for!) I was quite annoyed when someone at a game questioned my use of the 30mm flying base with Tau Crisis suits, pointing to this article. They are supplied with the box along with 40mm's (that I think noone in their right mind would use with the Ostheophoritic ankles that Crisis suits have!) and it needs to be included here. Thanks in advance.


I believe the 30mm flying bases in the Crisis suit box are intended for use with the Gun Drones included with that box. Then again, I haven't built a Crisis suit since 3rd ed.

But every Crisis suit I have seen fielded or photographed, including ones on flying stems, have been mounted on 40mm bases.
   
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There are two flying bases included in every single XV8 box.
   
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Metal Handkerchief wrote:There are two flying bases included in every single XV8 box.


Well I'm not spoiling for a fight, and as I said it's been 2 editions since I've paid attention to what's in the box, but the photos for the kit on GW's website pretty clearly show 2 gun drones, each on a 30mm flight base, and the suit itself on a 40mm infantry base. Either that clarifies things for you, or it doesn't.
   
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Alright, well, since they are supplied with the box noone can really argue against it unless GW writes it into the core book. I'm just going to keep on using them as no kit can ever 'require' mandatory conversion. I say mandatory because the XV8's legs are too brittle to hold it's weight, and conversion because drilling a hole in a base is modifying their plastics.
   
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I just received my new Saint Celestine in the mail, and it came with a 25mm slotted base and a 40mm base...

Suggestions? I have the feeling I'm supposed to put her in the slotted base and glue that to the 40mm... but that seems a little silly.
   
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Just edited to reflect the correct size of GW bike bases. Formerly it said "25x50mm", the correct size being "25x70mm".

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Can't find an answer to what I'm looking for. I'm currently doing a conversion of the blue scribes of tzeentch wants to give him the flying base as the herald. but I can't find the height of this base.

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It's also worth noting that some older models can be mounted on one of a couple base sizes.

Terminators, for instance, used to be based on 25mm bases but now come with 40mm bases. If one is buying models from eBay (as per the article) that may be a useful consideration.

The old metal hive tyrant was likewise originally sold with a 40mm base instead of the current 60mm round.
   
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streamdragon wrote:It's also worth noting that some older models can be mounted on one of a couple base sizes.

Terminators, for instance, used to be based on 25mm bases but now come with 40mm bases. If one is buying models from eBay (as per the article) that may be a useful consideration.

The old metal hive tyrant was likewise originally sold with a 40mm base instead of the current 60mm round.


And the Termies in 25 mm bases are still legal to use provided that they came that way.

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If I may, I have some forgeworld Tau suits, namely the XV-9 Hazard suits and a Shas'o Rym'r. Both came on the 60mm bases with the beveled edges. Only saw a Greater Knarloc entry for Tau Forgeworld

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Great article, thanks for the info, much appreciated!

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This probably needs to be updated with a note that GW looks to be moving Space Marines onto 32mm bases slowly but surely.


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Yeah it seems that power armored doodsmen are 32mm. I'm assuming that scouts are remaining on 25mm since they are smaller.

Sisters of battle are in Power Armour but are smaller than genhanced marines so I'm guessing would be 25mm still?

 
   
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where are Imperial Knight base size?
Length and Width.

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Needs an update to cover Genestealer cults.
   
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Should be updated to reflect the change in Ork Infantry models going from 25mm to 32mm.
   
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AFAIK both 25 mm and 32 mm are legal in most events. So I've added 32 mm as an option for all the relevant models, but kept 25 mm as an option as well.
   
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GW site lists knight base as 170mm x 105 Oval.
I added that to the list - so is that a Huge Oval, or do you downgrade the Large Oval to a Medium Oval? hah.

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