Sunday, June 23, 2013

Magnetic Miniatures Bases

I have been asked to do up a video about the use of neodymium magnets and sheet steel bases that I use for all of my tabletop games now.

I kept it short and to the point about the magnets and the bases, just infantry right now.  I may do more vids about the tabletop etc in the future.

Comments are welcome.



Bluebear Jeff said...

Well done, sir. I've seen you use these in action and it works quite well.

One thing that you failed to mention is that you can remove casualties and leave them littering the table top so that the areas of intense action are marked by the "dead".

-- Jeff

Rafael Pardo said...

Interesting, although the prospect of rebasing all my miniatures is too much for me!

Grimsby Mariner said...

Nice work and a simple idea.

MurdocK said...

Yes Rafa, I also thought long and hard about the project before launching ... the sheet steel and magnet cost was quite a bit (I had it professionally cut). I balanced this against the view that I could re-base over and over (indeed I have become more creative with bases of different sizes now), for any different rules sets, and NOT have to mess around with all the flocking and re-gluing.

I knew that I would continue to explore the rules sets and that there was a potential.

For me the main event was the 2007 Eylau game, planning to do it in full snow flocking for both the table and all of the minis. It was that prospect that set me off on the metal base plan.