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Author Topic: Do your bases match the gaming surface?  (Read 3837 times)

Offline HerbyF

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Re: Do your bases match the gaming surface?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2014, 07:45:22 AM »
I base my figures with a range of basing, depending on what they are intended for. Most of my colonials are on a mud or sand brown with a green or drab paint that is flocked. My westerns & pirates are on basic brown, so are some of my colonials. Most of my medievals & ancients are green flocked. Gangsters & survivors are on grey & my zombies are on grey & sand colored bases.

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Offline blackstone

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Re: Do your bases match the gaming surface?
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2014, 07:50:36 AM »
I find once the gaming starts the bases become pretty much invisible. My current basing matches your ideas from point 2. They are really quite plain and just a mottled grey.




Offline DS615

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Re: Do your bases match the gaming surface?
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2014, 06:48:16 PM »
I base mine so they look okay where they will be used most.
Since most of my fantasy terrain is outdoors, they get green/sand based.
Since most of our superhero games are in a city, they get grey based.

They do look a little odd when out of their element, but only if you're really looking for it.  As Blackstone said, they pretty much disappear when actually playing.
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Offline fred

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Re: Do your bases match the gaming surface?
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2014, 09:17:09 PM »
I find once the gaming starts the bases become pretty much invisible.

This is very true.

While we are setting up our games we often look at the bases, and think they contrast badly with the underlying terrain. But once the game gets going the bases tend to be forgotten.

But if you take lots of photos then contrasting bases will stand out a lot - as effectively each photo is looking at the game for the first time. And from the view point of the photo the bases are often very apparent.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2014, 09:34:54 PM by fred »

Offline Archie

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Re: Do your bases match the gaming surface?
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2014, 09:30:08 PM »
I base by squad and by genre.

Anything that might end up in Mega City One gets grey fairly plain bases with some mechanical blocks or rubble ... but minimal.

My Blakes 7 figures get dirty grey with lits of dirt. The show used to be very often in an industrial or rough looking environment.

Fantasy gets green mainly but with varying browns and dirt.

My historical will be the same as my Fantasy


I dont have a gaming mat so bits of scenary are placed on the table ... either black or brown is the backdrop.

I love the new lipped bases and I am going back and retro fitting my figures with them.

I think the key is to have the squad or set of figures to look cohesive together. So the genre dsetermines the overal look whilst each squad of figures will get based at the same time.

Apart from that I recommend being totally chilled out over this. We are playing a representational game ... its not real and the more relaxed we can be about it the healthier for all of us!

Nicely painted Gronk up there by the way  :D

 

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