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Restocked Models Now Have BOTH Round and Square Bases


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GW understand that some are life long collectors of a particular army. They also understand consistent basing is important. They might have just decided it would be nicer to try and keep both old and new customers happy.

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On 2/24/2021 at 10:58 PM, acr0ssth3p0nd said:

That's hilarious, considering that I'm thinking of picking up that box of 20 Mirkwood Rangers to use as Sisters of the Thorn.

Mirkwood Ranger are a fantastic kit.

They would be good Living City Shadow Warriors, IMHO

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On 2/26/2021 at 6:54 PM, NinthMusketeer said:

They don't have to have knowledge--they just have to make a warscroll for it.

Also out of curiosity, where was that confirmation? Whatever interaction that came from could have some interesting hints.

Sorry, didn't spot you'd replied!

Confirmation was made during the New Years Open Day last year.  In the AoS seminar, the design team were asked about involvement with The Old World and the answer given was that they know the same (possibly even less) than us and they're looking forward to it too.  This was backed up by fact some of them were lurking at the back of the hall when Specialist Games did their seminar 😊.  To my eternal annoyance I didn't even think about asking about scale until I was on my way home.

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On 2/24/2021 at 7:47 PM, Gaz Taylor said:

I imagine it’s because it’s a plastic kit that has a square base on the frame as the model came out during WFB. Round base is to let you use it in AOS. I don’t think there is any secrets or anything

Yup. I received several (white) Mail order only boxes with both base types

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On 2/24/2021 at 10:06 PM, Joseph Mackay said:

The other reason for lotr being smaller was a contractual obligation to make the models incompatible with Warhammer 

This isn’t true.

Rick Priestly confirmed recently that the reason models were smaller was so that they  could fit everything on a single sprue and keep the production costs down per box.

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1 hour ago, Mosquito onthe TenthFloor said:

This isn’t true.

Rick Priestly confirmed recently that the reason models were smaller was so that they  could fit everything on a single sprue and keep the production costs down per box.

If I look at the old sprues, they didn't really make an effort to go to 28mm.

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14 hours ago, zilberfrid said:

If I look at the old sprues, they didn't really make an effort to go to 28mm.

Old sprues required a lot more free space than now. It is quite possible that it's the best they could do at the time.

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A lot of older kits sitting around has squares in them, they just added circles to them. I've had many with both over the few years. Also some has special bases that are square and they leave it with them b.c some people like the, Examples, CoS Assassin and Grotss Spider Riders.

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