View Full Version : Marauder base size?

01-08-2007, 15:23
I am going to buy some of the old metal chaos marauders with double handed weapons and wanted to know do they need 25mm or 20mm bases :confused:
Hope this is posted in the right place sorry if it is not, my local games workshop said 25mm is this right?

01-08-2007, 15:24
25mm is correct, except for Dogs of War Marauders.

01-08-2007, 15:34
Thank you Athrahasis I didn't want to put them on the wrong size base

Little Aaad
02-08-2007, 12:47
why are they on 25mm base though, they arnt that strong

02-08-2007, 13:07
Base Size has nothing to do with Strenght or Toughness. It has developed from the simple concept, that in the beginning there were regimented units (20mm) and Horde-type units (25mm). While the former make better use of the room available, the latter need the space for the individual warrior.

This was the beginning, and it basically still holds true today:

T4 Dwarfs are 20mm, regimented, T4 Orcs are 25mm hordish. S4 Ironbreakers are 20mm, S4 Chaos Warriors are 25mm....


02-08-2007, 18:06
I always assumed it was a size thing. So that gobbos, skaven, humans, elves dwarves, etc. required less operating space than larger guys like orcs, chaos (all that spikey armour!), fimir, etc.

Otherwise skaven & gobbos seem to fit the "horde."

02-08-2007, 20:23
Otherwise skaven & gobbos seem to fit the "horde."
No, they are closely huddled together masses, they push by numbers, not by individual fighters.


02-08-2007, 20:45
That makes sense i used to think it was the warriors who needed the space and they made maruaders the same so that charicters could easily fit into both.

Crazy Harborc
02-08-2007, 20:57
When the, then new, plastic marauders came out, the posings of the figures needed more area to stand on than was possible on the 20 by 20mm bases. IMHO, that was also done to convince players to junk the ones on 20mm bases and buy the new, improved minies on the bigger bases.