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Tomas Lundin
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I have seen people put their minis on clear hex bases. Are they included in the box?? It looks like they are game specific since they have a little indentation for the smaller round base plate.

Another question for people with dreadball experience: would you say hex bases are more or less needed for minis not to fall over/get knocked over by accident? I was thinking maybe I could skip hex bases and maybe paint some threat zone markings on the sides of the smaller round bases. The feet on some minis seem to protrude a lot so maybe you wouldn't see that clearly while playing...
 
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yes they come in the box. yes you would like to have them while playing with the minis because of the facing rule mainly and stability.
 
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Shawn Grubaugh
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If you don't use the hex bases you might want to weigh down the bases with a washer or something as they fall over easily when bumped.

The game is AWESOME!
 
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Jonah Rees
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I would say hex bases are pretty much a necessity. They make the facing which is very important for the game a lot more clear and help in balancing as the miniatures fall over very easily without them. In fact, one of the Veer-Myn strikers is pretty much impossible to get it to stand up without a hex!
 
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Tomas Lundin
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Thanks for answers! Hex bases it is then.

Jonah: about the minis I heard some mvp:s have trouble standing up. Don't they test that stuff in the production room?? My dear.

Shawn: I can't wait to get my hands on it! Reading the rules, it seems like fast tactical mayhem!
 
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Thanks for answers! Hex bases it is then.

Jonah: about the minis I heard some mvp:s have trouble standing up. Don't they test that stuff in the production room?? My dear.

Shawn: I can't wait to get my hands on it! Reading the rules, it seems like fast tactical mayhem!


Thus the clear bases. It was found out pretty early in the campaign that some figures simply wouldn't stand without them.

-Ski
 
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Jonah Rees
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Well I assume it would be hard for them to test so many, especially as they really should go in the hex bases at which point it doesn't matter too much. The Enforcer is the only MVP I've heard of with a problem but you can just heat him up and bend his legs a bit so they're straighter.

Unfortunately Mantic were telling big porkies when they said that the miniatures are snap fit and that the snap fit into the hex's too. It's all lies, lies I tell you!
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Charles Silbernagel
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A lot of the Veer-myn figures won't stand up without being attached to the hex bases. My Enforcer figure's round base is actually warped, so even attaching him to a base is tough. And yes, it was stated that the figures would snap into the hex bases, but they don't.

Those are all minor niggles though...the game itself is pretty f-ing amazing fun.
 
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Jonah Rees
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You can heat up the Enforcer with hot water (or a hairdryer if you're lazy like me) and bend it back into shape, it's not too hard to do. It's also useful if you want to re-shape arms/legs so that you have different poses. Wish I'd thought of that before I'd started painting mine....
 
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my enforcer actually has a curve on the base, so not just the legs, thebase itself is a prob
 
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Jonah Rees
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The base is made of the same material as the miniatures though so you can reshape that as well.
 
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Justin Steurich
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I read about the hairdryer re-molding technique. It was easier than I imagined. Hairdry the mini (for just a few seconds) then bend it to the position you want. Room temp air or putting it in cold water will stiffen the mini back up.

I repositioned all of the MVPs that were 'problematic' with very little effort.

 
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Jonah Rees
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Yep, very simple. Just be cautious not to get the mini too hot as it's very easy to heat it up some more if it's not quite hot enough but don't want to risk actually melting it!
 
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What's the best way of sticking the figures to the bases, superglue didn't do a thing!
 
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Jonah Rees
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You must have some dodgy superglue then because that's what I've done mine with and it works a treat! Although note if you are planning on keeping the bases clear superglue does mist up the clear plastic so you have to be very careful with it.
 
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Cheers, will try again. (This was a rushed attempt before leaving for work, probably not wise to rush anything with superglue! LOL)
 
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