Given that you can't play 8th without square bases (without huge rows about what's in arc/facing etc) but Age of Sigma (although I can pretty soon seeing it becoming nicknamed something distinctly Red-Dwarf-ish......) can be played with any (or no) base - surely it is only rational to base on squares bar the minor expense of buying them -(100 for ~3 from hasslefree) - I certainly am. The rules - as I imagined, look total, and utter unfun garbage. Khorne models look great though so I will have get the set

GW are indeed achieving their wish of being just a "miniatures company" - trouble is I only buy single examples of minis - it was rules that sold me four boxes of Isle of Blood.....5 chaos battalions etc