How many times have you heard a great base makes any figure, and that's relativeley true. There is, however, a time when a base can spoil your game and sadly become a figure with a piece of dragged around scenery. In the future, and probably sooner than we know, Wargames Atlantic are going to release even more magnificently diverse figures, in the Death Field range, World at War and others. Wouldn't it be nice if at some time, you could use these figures together on one board, in one game.
Well you can! Fenris Games are one of the best figure base manufacturers in the business. You are spoilt for choice. I use their clear bases as I like to role-playing game as well as war-game. One thing they specify on any bases that you buy is drill and pin the figure to the base. A friend of mine, who modelled in all scales, took this one step further, he bought whatever base he fancied at the time for his figure, changing them to suit his board or his cupboard. This is an ideal way of mixing figures for different games or for different terrains or locations.
I've taken the step one step further with just clear bases, as whatever my figure is, he doesn't carry any scenery from game to game or desert to ice. It's not perfect for everyone but it works well for me. I've used Daleks with Scooby Doo along with Star Wars and Zombies, all under the prefix of a carnival or some type of show. Thinking in terms of what's to come from Wargames Atlantic alone, I hope I have given some of you food for thought in how to enjoy your gaming. Cheers Geoff.