Why We Don’t Include Bases in the Box

We don’t include bases in most of our hard plastic sets. There are a number of reasons for this. 

1. We don’t have a game and you can use our figures for whatever game you like no matter the basing convention. 

2. We’ve never been a fan of getting bases with our models when it comes to models that are sold for general use. We have dozens of frames of plastic bases from other boxes we’ve bought. Odd sizes. The wrong shapes. Too thin. Too thick. The list goes on. Annoyed we had to pay for them. 

3. What size, shape, and material should the bases we include be? Round, square, hex, rectangle, oval, pill? Bevel edge or straight side? Wood, MDF, plastic, acrylic, metal, card? Magnetic or not? 

At the end of the day we’re wargamers. We choose figures for certain games (or base them in a way to use for multiple game systems). We have specific preferences. We know any base we put in a box will be a disappointment for most of the folks who buy that box. 

Instead we leave the bases to you. It saves you money on the box. It saves us countless complaints. And at the end of the day bases of whatever type are cheap and easy to get. Win-win for all of us!