Warhammer Basing

Warhammer, a popular tabletop wargame, features a variety of miniatures representing different units, characters, and creatures. Each of these miniatures is mounted on a base, and the size of these bases is an important aspect of the game. Base sizes are standardized to ensure fair play and balance in the game. Here's a general overview of Warhammer base sizes for some of the major game systems:

Warhammer 40,000 (40K):

  • Infantry models, such as Space Marines and Imperial Guardsmen, typically use 25mm or 32mm round bases.
  • Larger infantry models or characters may be on 40mm, 50mm, or even 60mm round bases.
  • Vehicles and monstrous creatures have varying base sizes, ranging from 60mm to much larger, depending on the size of the model.

Age of Sigmar (AoS):

  • Infantry models in Age of Sigmar often use 25mm or 32mm round bases.
  • Larger infantry models or heroes might use 40mm or 50mm round bases.
  • Cavalry models are commonly on oval bases, with sizes like 75mm x 42mm for standard cavalry and 90mm x 52mm for larger cavalry.
  • Monsters and large creatures can have bases ranging from 60mm to much larger sizes.

Warhammer Underworlds:

  • Warhammer Underworlds, being a skirmish-style game, uses smaller bases.
  • Most fighters are on 28.5mm or 32mm round bases, ensuring a compact playing area.

It's essential to note that base sizes are a key part of the game rules, and models should be based on the sizes specified by the game system or tournament rules to maintain balance and fairness. Always refer to the specific rulebooks, codexes, or other official documents for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding base sizes for your Warhammer models.