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  1. BigBadAndy

    Hoth themed terrain / table

    Besides “cool” I’m not sure what it looks like. Maybe the remains of a probe droid shuttle after it opens up and the probe droid leaves. It’s also a bit bigger than a standard objective token - which doesn’t bother me a bit but recent experience suggests would make some people on here lose their minds.
  2. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    Do you mean the premium bases with the interior space station patterns or something else?
  3. BigBadAndy

    AT-AT Paint Color Suggestions?

    Yeah it’s more or less the same. The good news is grays are actually very forgiving and out of context (ie sitting right next to something that is the same color) it will likely look fine. But in reality both AT vehicles are a very light gray. So something like vallejo’s Sky gray is a good idea. Because there’s lots of real estate you can play with a darker gray underneath and lighter on top if you like.
  4. BigBadAndy

    Hoth themed terrain / table

    Table looks really terrific. What’s the story on the objective token? Why have you made it that way?
  5. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    I explained this, In a game I played awhile ago I ended a game in a tie victory token wise but ended up winning. Only reason it was a tie was my closest unit's team leader was about 2mm more or less away from being in base contact with the objective... I didn’t understand this from your previous post. I had gotten the impression that you were being targeted by an enemy unit who could not reach you. But truthfully, I don’t think it matters. As I said before, there will always be a “measurement moment” and when this important measurement occurs you of course will measure it. And as near as you can you will have to be precise. But I still feel that throughout the game there are many examples where the “tolerance” or “wiggle room” coming from completely honest errors in movement are going to exceed those 2mm being measured at the moment. This is unavoidable. Despite your low opinion of my intellect, I’m a scientist. I tend to think of values associated with a standard error. So if a movement speed 1 movement of a trooper is 50mm (purely hypothetical number) I tend to think of it as 50 +/- some error value. I honestly couldn’t tell you that I could personally accomplish the physical task of putting a movement ruler into base contact with a miniature without moving it 1mm ten times in a row. Especially considering the many interactions between the terrain, the mini, the tool, my arms, the position of the other minis around it etc. I might estimate the “average” error of movement - including times when the mini slips, the movement tool slips, the operator accidentally takes both off the table because he forgot what he was doing, the mini falls over or even failure to get the tool exactly straight when you are trying to move in a straight line etc. at 2-3mm, but that’s just a guess. Sometimes you are more exact than this, occasionally you are less (like when moving over a barricade). The only point I am trying to make is that, while certainly those 2mm mattered greatly during your one particular measurement, the idea that prior to that moment all of the movements that led to that point could not have been within error of 2mm closer or further from the objective is unrealistic. With regards to the paint, that was facetious. But I’m trying to point out that we all accept the generally idea that there precision in these measurements is only possible within reasonable limits. The thickness of the paint is generally accepted as being within reasonable limits - although it’s worth pointing out that it is thick enough to mess up the vehicle base interaction with the movement ruler. The question is where is the line between what is acceptable and what is unacceptable. For me, an aftermarket base that is supposed to be the same diameter as an FFG base (whether we measure to confirm it or not) is fine.
  6. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    I can’t really comment on what is typical, but I have magnetized my bases for everything and generally I have done it as you describe. But for my Speeder bikes I magnetized the clear posts as well. I was worried about them breaking or the miniature breaking during the inevitable drop from the table. The up side of this is that I could, if I wanted, move the bikes to different magnetized bases. It may be unusual but it’s not unheard of. I’ve also glued all my objective crates etc. from my priority supplies etc. to bases, so maybe I’m unusual in that regard too. In any case I don’t have a lot of spare bases around. Generally I have only thought about having extra bases for when I ruin one.
  7. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    Fair enough. You got me. So 4mm per turn on a double move means you can theoretically move one extra 24mm per game provided you do nothing but double move for six turns. I still don’t see it making any difference. If you think 4mm per turn is outside the “knocking around” factor then 🤷‍♂️ . I hope none of your opponents gives himself an unfair advantage by adding width to his bases with paint and primer. All of the aftermarket bases purport to be the same diameter as Legion. The clear ones are not as tall. As an aside, the Legion bases appear to be 27mm - at least according to Thingverse.
  8. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    Sigh. Once again, here is the first time anyone has mentioned either 28mm or 30mm bases. No one has ever been talking about “oversized bases.” No one has once ever said it’s okay for someone to use “larger bases.” Please pull up a quote. I dare you.
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    Alternate pain scheme for 21B medical droid

    It’s a very nice alternate paint scheme, and your execution of it is fantastic! I can’t believe how straight and even your curved orange lines are on his chest. Was there a special technique you used for this or is it just incredibly impressive brushwork?
  10. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    I’m pretty sure insulting my intelligence while you are busy lying about the conversation violates the forum rules. You can suddenly start talking about “oversized bases” and pretending the conversation is different than it was - but newsflash genius - we can all read the thread. So yeah “peace out” indeed. Hopefully I never have to play a game against you because you seem super fun.
  11. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    @Tokous what are you talking about? I’m not hating anyone. And as far as “you are incorrect on many things” that doesn’t give me much to respond to. I’m pretty sure I’m not incorrect about anything but feel free to pull up a quote and explain what it is I’m wrong about.
  12. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    Obviously @Tokous and @Caimheul1313 you guys have a right to feel however you want. But I have to tell you that if you think that “unofficial” bases are going to introduce more variance into the game than the actual humans moving the pieces around, I think you are kidding yourselves. At some point you may have to take a measurement and it may come very close. But the idea that the accuracy of a measurement that is that close in a game involving so much imprecise movement over multiple turns is anything other than capricious is just not reality based. If you hit your enemy and win by a millimeter, or miss your enemy and lose by a millimeter it’s no less random than the dice roll. You don’t “earn” your dice rolls. You get what you get. If you have won or lost a game on points based on a measurement of less than half a cm at Legion you got lucky. That’s all. Any advantage or disadvantage from size variance in an unofficial legion base (again, within reason - assuming the base is intended to be the same diameter) is not going to matter. If it does, then I don’t want to play a game with Legion’s movement system because it is not accurate enough for such a demanding game. And we need to start disqualifying anyone who knocks over a model (which last time I checked was literally everyone). Because that amount of “unearned” positioning in the game is unacceptable. Let’s not forgot that whatever advantage or disadvantage comes from minor variance n base size is player neutral as well. If he might be slightly out of range of your attacks you will be slightly out of range if his. So for me, it’s a neutral minor variance in a game system that is absolutely brimming with minor variances. It makes me wonder how you could possibly tolerate dice rolls in the game you imagine you are playing.
  13. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    If it was X-Wing I would somewhat inclined to agree. But Legion is not really a game of millimeters. If people are going to rules lawyer over bases (assuming the unofficial are reasonably close to the official bases in size) then my opinion is that it is more of an issue with the community than the bases. In a game where the official method for moving over a barricade is “hold the movement tool in the air as close as you can to the base you are trying to move,” I think getting wound up over the difference between a 30mm and 28mm base is not merited. I certainly wouldn’t have a problem playing against someone with a reasonably sized aftermarket base (not Crabbok’s ultimate Vader base).
  14. BigBadAndy

    Replacement bases

    Someone has posted transparent bases on here. I just don’t recall who it was. Obviously these are not official. EDIT: just did a search on Etsy and you can find some there. Not the right height but probably close enough. I won’t shill for the store but you could look it up if you want to.
  15. Well, I signed up for a six month VIP subscription and paid $100 on December 6th. Privateer Press has decided to charge my credit card for back to back $50 purchases again in February on the 6th and 7th. Not making me feel great about doing business with them... I sent them an email but have not had a reply.
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