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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:47 pm 
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Hi all,

I have loads of old models from the original epic box sets, plus stuff from Titain legions etc.

Is it Ok to use the square based troop models?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:55 pm 
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Welcome to the boards!
Yup, no problems at all. In fact I believe a few of the new models willl be on square bases (the IG heavy weapons teams)
You are pretty much free to base any way you like as long as the base is no bigger than 4 cm on any side and no shorter than 0.5 cm on any side - but at least 2 cm on one side. As an example you could have bases 0.5x2 cm or 4x4 cm or a round base 2 cm in diameter.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:06 pm 
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Welcome to the boards Furgie!

...On a related note, anyone know if the square base sprues will be available from GW? ....I could do with a few sets for basing support weapons etc... ?:oo

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:43 pm 
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I seriously doubt it.  I use 3/4" craft sticks, that I cut into squares (tin snips cut them like paper).

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You can used whatever bases or models you want, it makes no difference. ?Jervis even mentions that in the early E:A downloads. I've been playing Epic since SM1 in '90 and most of my infantry are on square bases. ?So as I said it makes no difference. ?However, the square bases are no longer available from G/W MO, but occasionally they show up on Ebay, Bartertown, etc.  I have some I'm keeping in reserve ! ?The same goes for models, in some case Jervis gives stats and in others he says "use as" ... for example a Gorgon Mk.2 or 3 can be used as a Chimera, etc., etc. ? Everything old can be used ... ? ?:;):

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:33 pm 
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Hi!

For those who like square bases (like I do) an easy outlet is to buy GW fantasy 20mm bases. The ones you use for rank and file troops in that game. They are the same size and with a little flock will look indistinguishable from the standard ones.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:55 pm 
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Quote (primarch @ 31 2003 Dec.,10:33)
For those who like square bases (like I do) an easy outlet is to buy GW fantasy 20mm bases.

Or buy Warmaster bases and chop them in half. :-) That might be a bit of a pain though

As an added bonus you can use the Warmaster bases for troops like Bikes, Boarboyz etc. I've even based my latest unit of Terminators on the Warmaster bases.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 11:02 pm 
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Hi!

Thats a good idea regarding the Warmaster bases, I have a few I dont use at least they'll be put to good use.  :;):

Seriously though using them as you suggest for bike, cyboars and similar units is a good idea.  :)

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Yes, I've used W/M bases for Cyboars too ... looks good.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 9:26 am 
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Quote (primarch @ 31 2003 Dec.,22:02)
Seriously though using them as you suggest for bike, cyboars and similar units is a good idea.

they can work well



for the majority of my bases I use plasticard and cut it up and have had virtually no problems

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:46 pm 
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Many thanks for all your posts.

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Hi!

No problem Furgie, welcome to the boards!

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Welcome also!  
From where do you hail?  Its quite an international community here! :;):

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I've also found metal bases in the hobby shops for about the same prices as GWs plastic ones, and you can buy them in a wider variety of sizes.

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Has anyone hear of any other Army Champions that are going to take advantage of the offer here?

I know Maksim already has, but I would have thought others would have as well.

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