Base Changes & Smaug Coming Soon For Games Workshop!

November 29, 2014 by brennon

Games Workshop may have taken another step to annoy those who still play their games with an update to the base sizes to the game if the latest cover of next week’s White Dwarf is to be believed. Oh, and that Smaug model we talked about…it’s coming too.

White Dwarf 45

The new base size seems to be hitting with the coming of the Blood Angels and means that power armored miniatures are going to be sitting on larger bases and potentially invalidating a whole chunk of some peoples collections. A bit of a mean move when you think about it.

While apparently the rule of thumb is that a model MUST be based on the base it comes with meaning that past Space Marines are still ok this could shake up how tournaments are run in the future. There are going to be advantages and disadvantages to both sides of this basing coin.

What I’m both excited and indeed terrified about however is that Smaug is on the way from Games Workshop and I’ve heard the number $500 bandied around on forums and Facebook groups of late. Whether or not there is any truth to that price tag, we shall have to wait and see.

What do you think about the changes to the base size for Space Marines?

Let us know!