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Subject: Those with painted figures > Still need colored bases? rss

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Tyler DeLisle
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I've been painting all of my figures and I'm really torn on what to do for bases. I started off painting them to match the tiles in the base set, but realized that Inferno will look much different and they'll clash a bit when playing those scenario's. I then started swapping out the bases with clear acrylic bases so you could just see the tiles through, but totally forgot about marking colored bases.

So my question is, to those who play with painted figures, and presumably not using the colored plastic attachments, do you feel the paint jobs are enough? I'm worried it might be a problem with seeing who is using what figure and what colored guild they are for quest reasons, but maybe you learn those pretty quickly.
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I haven't used the colored bases since my first session. It's pretty easy for my group to remember who belongs to which guild, even when they aren't painted. Painting does help differentiate them greatly though so you shouldn't have any major issues.
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bookblogger wrote:
I haven't used the colored bases since my first session. It's pretty easy for my group to remember who belongs to which guild, even when they aren't painted. Painting does help differentiate them greatly though so you shouldn't have any major issues.


Agreed. I painted mine and don't bother with the colored bases. It seems pretty easy to remember who belongs to what guild. If there is a question, just look at their dashboard.
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bapenrose wrote:
bookblogger wrote:
I haven't used the colored bases since my first session. It's pretty easy for my group to remember who belongs to which guild, even when they aren't painted. Painting does help differentiate them greatly though so you shouldn't have any major issues.


Agreed. I painted mine and don't bother with the colored bases. It seems pretty easy to remember who belongs to what guild. If there is a question, just look at their dashboard.


Yep, no issues here either....
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Those aren't painted yet, but you can use magnets. It's very cool thing.


And the same for the Orc Captain and his bases. Then just use them everytime you play, even if Orc Captain is Orc Marauder.
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I did something similar and minimized my bases. Aside from when we have some brand brew players, we rarely ever use the colored tokens in them anymore though. They were just more trouble than they were worth.
 
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Thanks for all of the responses guys. I won't sweat it then. I like how clean the clear bases are, and not having to paint the bases will save me a good amount of time.

I kind of like the colored bases for easy recognition, but if people don't miss them, then I'm happy to forget them also.

The magnetized bases are neat... but I never fully understood the point, is it just for ease? They also would defeat the purpose of having clear bases.
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Eventually I'll order stuff from the site below. They're circular, magnetic bases. You apply a thin magnetic "sticker" to the base of the figure and the color base sticks to it. It's intended to denote status affects in an RPG game, but I love the idea of using them for AQ.

http://www.aleatools.com/
 
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TyDeL wrote:


The magnetized bases are neat... but I never fully understood the point, is it just for ease? They also would defeat the purpose of having clear bases.


We found that they go very hard on and off the hero and would scratch paint from base when the heroes eventualy will be painted.
 
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I'm surprised by those answers. I have painted my minis but still use the colored bases. They make it that much fster to identify the guilds. Specially with all the portal hopping around.
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I'm surprised by those answers. I have painted my minis but still use the colored bases. They make it that much fster to identify the guilds. Specially with all the portal hopping around.

Agree!!!
 
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I like the idea of clear basing, might give it a try. I saw these last night and this would be an easy fix for a clear base it seems.


http://www.miniaturemarket.com/fls-id-teal.html

Its a colored ring that goes around the base.
 
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Gamgan wrote:
I like the idea of clear basing, might give it a try. I saw these last night and this would be an easy fix for a clear base it seems.


http://www.miniaturemarket.com/fls-id-teal.html

Its a colored ring that goes around the base.


That's a great idea, thanks! Think I'll go this route.

I'm still pretty torn on how best to do the bases for my figures. I was starting to research hot-swapping bases, where you just leave pegs on the feet of each figure, then I could get away with just having 12 really nicely painted bases for each expansion and attach the heroes as needed

I do like the way the clear bases look though, and if these ID rings work well, that might just be an easier grab and go option.

I realize there are going to be over 100 figures after the expansions hit (counting Masmmora), so it has become a big decision what to commit to.
 
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kelann08 wrote:
Eventually I'll order stuff from the site below. They're circular, magnetic bases. You apply a thin magnetic "sticker" to the base of the figure and the color base sticks to it. It's intended to denote status affects in an RPG game, but I love the idea of using them for AQ.

http://www.aleatools.com/


That makes sense, thanks Donny!
 
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