GW: New Releases 5-27-2016 “First Looks”

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Games Workshop has all your bases covered.

via Games Workshop

Sector Imperialis 32mm Round Bases

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Sector Imperialis 25 & 40mm Round Bases

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Sector Imperialis 60mm Round, 75mm Oval & 90mm Oval Bases

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Sector Imperialis Large Base Detail Kit

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Gemstone Paint Collection

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Man, those new bases look better than I thought they would. I feel like Games Workshop just dropped the mic on 3rd party basing companies. Competitively priced, plastic, and they look good… Not much more I can say besides, “Well played Games Workshop. Well played…”

 

New bases for my Marines and a new modeling project…Here we go!

  • ZeeLobby

    They’re cool. But they won’t really look good on any battlefield but the sector imperialis one. I mean maybe they could be used with some of the FW tiles, but on grass, dirt, desert, etc. Its going to look like they’re floating around on garbage piles. I really wish GW considered less is more design philosophy. Maybe they’ll release alternative bases.

    • BloodAngel

      I used the ones that came out a couple years ago, which were very similar, but they were base “caps” rather than the whole base. They turned out great. I think they can look good on any battlefield, not just one the sector inperialis one, just as a nicely done dirt or grass base might look good even if used on a city board.

      What I did with my BA when I took that project on a bout a year and a half ago, was to use the sector imperialis looking “caps, but mix in some mud and grass sprouts to look like slightly overgrown city ruin bases, and they can more easily blend in with the city, ruined city or even grassland or wasteland. These have the same potential.

      • ZeeLobby

        True. I can always cover sections with flock/sand/dirt to tone down the details.i guess it would have been cooler of they were cappers, but at this price it’s pretty legit.

    • Randy Randalman

      For crying out loud. Most people do up their own bases in a way that doesn’t match 9/10 of the table tops out there. I really wish gamers considered a less is more hobby philosophy…

      They don’t need to do pre-made dirt bases, because that’s easier to pull off with sand and a flat base. These ARE pretty subtle/flat in their design, so as to make it easier to pose a model on them, and will save a ton of time for people who want an urban base. They will match with literally any urban theme.

      As far as pre-made bases are concerned, these are an INSANELY good deal. A lot of aftermarket vendors are in trouble because bases were their bread and butter. But these are far cheaper than those companies, in plastic (which is easier to work with), and come in quantities to ensure you can do up an entire army to match itself.

      • ZeeLobby

        Rawr. Someone didn’t sleep well.

        • Loki Nahat

          you?

          • ZeeLobby

            I had a great night sleep actually. I just shared my opinion on GW’s design. He came to GW’s defense like it was his first born child. I apologize that my opinion doesn’t align perfectly with his. See @BloodAngel’s response for what a level headed recommendation would have been.

          • Zingbaby

            I could’ve used a few more hours of sleep.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. Weekends seem to be the only time these days, haha.

          • euansmith

            And you hogged the feckin’ duvet!

          • Zingbaby

            Sorry, dang restless leg!

          • Dennis Finan Jr

            Ya seriously man, everytime there is a GW topic your guaranteed to see a snarky comment by zeelobby, should be used to it

          • ZeeLobby

            Well at least you admit it and don’t complain like a little girl that I don’t just praise everything I read.

        • benn grimm

          Lol, look yeah, they’re an INSANELY good deal…Twee-beetle got himself a new profile by the looks of it…)

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. Not surprising. He needs to get paid somehow.

      • While I don’t necessarily think the tone was merited, I have to agree with McDoogleBeetleRandalman’s main underlying point, which is that most bases don’t match the table they are on. Unless we go back to the flock bases on flock tables of 3rd edition. Which I still love in a nostalgic kind of way.

    • benn grimm

      They are cool, I just wish they did a 28mm version. With a bit of added grit and foliage of choice I reckon these could look pretty boss. And tbf, most people do use at least a couple of the imp buildings so it should tie in fairly well.

      • ZeeLobby

        Don’t get me wrong. Definitely approve of the direction. I’ve just always been a fan of a single skull, on the occasional base, to emphasize lethality or grimness. But like I said above, I can always fill some over.

    • Shiwan8

      One could always “dirt up” these with…er…fine grade cat litter or something similar to simulate has been city or something.

  • Jonathan B.

    Well this answers my questions. It is a definite buy.

  • GrimTeef

    I swear they raised the prices on the buildings overnight. I could have sworn I was looking at the Aquila Strongpoint at $41 last night, and now it’s $55…

    • Kaptain Badrukk

      Did you check you’re logged into the right country? In do this sometimes with the NZ site (since they have stuff first) then forget to go back to AU and get a surp r ise before I realise.

      • GrimTeef

        Ah, yup, you’re right – I was somehow on New Zealand’s site. Thanks for pointing that out.

        • Kaptain Badrukk

          I do that SO often it’s gotten kinda depressing that i don’t spot it right away. Getting old I guess.

  • Shawn

    As much as I like the look of these bases, not sure I want to spend the money to rebase them all. However, since all of my marines aren’t on 32mm yet…Sigh. Another project for another day, maybe.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. Right there with yah. Trying to decide if I should rebase my army before I eBay it.

      • Shawn

        You’re so distraught over your CSMs so much that you’ve consigned them to the Warp without a chance at redemption? Sounds very Chaos-y of you.

        • ZeeLobby

          Haha. Nah. I have a SM army, and a SM bike army that I played back in 5th. Theyre just not challenging to play anymore unless I purposely build weaker lists, and I’m just not a fan of doing that. So I figure I might as well GW’s favor and get a good price for them. It’d be a waste to sell my CSMs now. Their value has pretty much tanked at this point.

          • Shawn

            Gotcha. I understand what you mean about non-challenging lists for space marines. Not that I’ve ever built any really good or great lists, but I’ve always hated the fact that I had to play White Scar bikes, or UM, or Imperial Fist bolter nonsense, or some allied combination of the former, just to be competitive. That’s not the case so much anymore. I’ve got some good tools to blast enemies to bits and I have my own Iron Hands detachment that gives me the FNP I’ve wanted since I discovered the Iron Hands in 6th edition.

          • ZeeLobby

            Iron hands are still considered the solid alternative to White Scars, so you lucked out there. I have a sons of Medusa bike army so count as Iron Hands is pretty legit. I just have a salamanders force that worked well in 5th that’s pretty dismal now. And I just don’t feel like spamming grav all over…

          • Shiwan8

            “HERETIC! IT’S GRAV OR GTFO!” – Almost every marine player there is

          • Shawn

            Ohhh, you got picks of the SoM bike force?

  • Shiwan8

    Bikes on oval bases?

    • Charles Covar

      The death watch guy on the bike uses one of those ovals. Looks really good, gives some room to actually do something with the base.

      • Shiwan8

        Roger that.

  • benn grimm

    Always love gw basing kits; these look awesome. Still a bit non plussed about 32mm bases, they’re a bit too big for my liking, but hey, I’m sure I’ll get used to em.

    • euansmith

      I’ve found 32mm bases to be fantastic for converted minis as it gives you a little more space to mess around without over powering the mini. The AoS dudes look pretty good on them too (but then they are huge), and it is nice to have bases that Space Marines; huge toe caps don’t over hang.

  • MightyOrang

    I have two hopes for this —

    1. Please don’t make this a temporary thing, GW. Be better than you are.

    2. Do some for Tau, orks, etc.

    • Andreas Peahc

      But make sure that the Tau bases gives them 1+ to their cover save or 1+ to the overwatch.

    • ZeeLobby

      Lol. I wish they did anything for non-imperial factions as far as bases and terrain go…

  • GrimTeef

    Is there a link to these preorders on the US site? I’m refreshing the GW site but the preorders aren’t appearing for me. I saw these pics when I was accidentally on the NZ site (and freaked out about the prices a bit)…

  • Thatroubleshootah

    If I were building a new space marine army from scratch I might get the 25 and 40 mm bases. I will not be rebasing my armies and I will not be using skull and Aquila covered bases for other games I play. Still, this does represent a rare situation where games workshop has looked at the competition and at least in a narrow way has made a smart move to eliminate it by offerering a better, I.e. plastic, version for less than their competitors. If gw were really smart they would offer a generic scenic base pack try hat could be used with infinity and antares and really screw with third parties

  • Talos2

    So do those new paints dry like that on their own?

  • Ben_S

    I’m curious about the new technical paints. Are they just metallics or something more complicated?

    • Shiwan8

      They look pretty transparent.

    • Xodis

      Im thinking they are a candy shell paint, you paint a base color then apply the technical paint over it giving that transparent gem look.
      You would want to use a silver metallic to get the inner shine like a ruby, amethyst, or emerald has.
      I plan on applying a base White coat then these technical paints to see if they will make a great lightsaber paint. Could also be used to emulate a deeper green/blue/red for Necrons…I hope.

      • euansmith

        Maybe effective for Plasma Coils?

        • Xodis

          You could, but I think the base would have to be multi-colored. Im no Golden Deamon winner so take my advice with a grain of salt, but if you take a coil and pick either 1 end or the middle to paint in white, then paint the rest in a darker silver/iron it could give you a nice pulse effect.

      • Ben_S

        Yeah, looks like they’re to go with the silver. I wonder how it will compare to glaze over Mithril Silver.

        • Xodis

          Probably better. Glaze is real thin, and the only other Candy Coat paint I have used before dried thick.

    • paddington

      When I first saw them I was hoping they’d be pearlescents like Tamiya do, but I think it’s just like a plasticky gloss coating of that colour to tint metallics. In terms of gem painting i guess it’s fast way to do them, but if you want top quality you’re still far better off using the older methods of blending diagonally from black to colour to white.

      I can’t work out the point of the gloss washes though. Why would you want glossy agrax? The sample necron model they’re showing with the new metallics looks god awful.

  • Davor Mackovic

    LOL as of my reading there is 32 comments. This brings me the question, why are they on 25mm bases instead of the new 32mm bases?
    Didn’t a lot of people rebase from 25 to 32? What am I not seeing here. I know I haven’t modeled in ages, but what is the standard now then?

    • Shiwan8

      Technically anything on 32mm can be on 25mm.

    • Xodis

      I agree, should have made all the different base sizes a separate purchase or at least combined the new 32 with the 40s.

  • Mike Salamandrin

    Heck, most of the bits in the large basing kit would be great for conversions. The lights and hatches especially

  • Xodis

    Yeah, definitely have to pick up some gemstone paint when I start working on my IA models.

  • euansmith

    This seem like a nice development; but that little skull on the sandy base looks really weakly modeled to me.

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    I wish they were all in single size packs. The 32mm base pack is great value, but the mixed ones really not so much, who has that many 40mm based models compared to 25mm based ones? If they were in single sized packs we could just buy the size we needed.

    • Countdiscount

      Tau?

  • Benjamin Westwood

    As usual Gw is behind the times. a thousand companies do bases to a much higher standard and detail and have done for 10 plus years, not to mention a majority of gamers do their own.

    • Shiwan8

      Are they cheaper too?

  • blackbloodshaman

    hope all those base makers dont sue for gw’s ripoff of their ip