Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Beja rebased

I'm breaking my own rule here. I hate rebasing and I don't think any ruleset  should dictate me how to exactly base my figures but in this case I make a very rare exception. Only because I really didn't like how they turned out at first but more importantly, as you will read below, they deserved it.
I painted those three years back and I remembered well how quick you can actually finish them. Think I spent 2 or 3 evenings and they were all done. Problem then was we had a game the day after my third evening so at one at night I grabbed some bases, dipped them in GW Sand and considered them done.
I should probably do it more often because this mob is by far the most successful unit I have ever gamed with. Everyone in our club still remembers how they drove off the British and captured the fortified town in a heroic assault (thanks TFL for the Riot in the town card). This all in the first ten minutes of the battle.
Next Sunday we have a Sudan game again and the expectations for these brave beja are very high. So to help them with their new status I provided them with new new bases. It also helps that all the others use this basing as well. I think my tactic will be to hide them amongst all their brothers to only jump out to deliver the final blow and steal the fame once more. 

Anyway, on to the pictures. I know to be really impressive you need a lot more (like this angry mob from One man and his brushes) but the sight of them here today will cause the British players for our Sunday game a couple of sleepless nights for sure. Three more days to paint up more gatling guns guys...






This is how they looked

Bases in water

Rebasing was easier than I thought. After I've left the base drowned in water for a couple of days I could remove the figs without any problem.


16 comments:

  1. You made the right decision, they look great on their new bases!

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  2. Mike for your peace of mind, it was absolutely worth it this rebase !

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  3. The new basing is simply brilliant Mike.

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  4. I do like the new bases better, they look very nice!

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  5. Ohh nice, the new bases really lifts the whole unit to a new level.

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  6. Beautiful figures, we can appreciate them much better with those new bases, great work!

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  7. Vast improvement with the base. I hope the old bases didn't bring them the luck in battle though. ;)

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. The re-basing really paid off and they look just great!

    Christopher

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  9. They look excellent with their new groundwork, well done! (Though I must admit I actually prefer the shape of the round bases over the rectangles). Of course you know that with the effort you spent rebasing them, along with specifically blogging about how bad-ass they were, that they are now probably doomed on the tabletop...

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  10. Great painting and new bases Mike, well worth the effort.

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  11. I hate rebasing too...but they turned out great!

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  12. I like the first shot you did...excellent basing Mike

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  13. Nice! I've been reading all the Osprey books on the Sudan campaigns in preparation for a trip to the Sudan in (hopefully) March.

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