Well you all know me. I'm a sucker for a nice resin base. Since moving to smaller skirmish games a few years back now I've had a bit of a penchant for buying lovely looking pre-sculpted resin bases to sit my various factions, to the multitude of games I play, onto. It's actually one of the things I've really enjoyed about games like Malifaux, Infinity, Anima Tactics etc. Moving away from the larger game systems like Warhammer Fantasy, 40k and HoMachine made resin bases look like a viable option. Because the idea of dropping a couple of hundred quid to base my already expensive armies on didn't seem like a wise use of my money. Even when I was gainfully employed and earning oodles of cash. So while looking at Heavy Gear Blitz a few weeks back I did start looking around my usual vendors to see if they had any hexagon resin bases. I had no luck at Dragon Forge, Micro Art Studio's or Antenocitis Workshop, so I thought c'est la vie, I'll have to get my embossed plasticard, green stuff and sculpting tools out. Except I don't do I? Oh no, it's almost like those cunning chaps at Dreampod 9 actually have a plan!
|First up we have some Desert Hex bases. Well, what did you expect?|
|Here we have a Gear painted better then my current tabletop standard on a Desert Hex base!|
|Not content with sewing up the Desert base Market DP9 have also gone all Industrial too.|
|It's sort of running joke in these parts that none of my new factions are painted...|
|Sometimes you need round bases in HGB, so DP9 have come up trumps again!|
|...but in my defence, I do write a lot of Blogs and I've started a lot on new games!|
|Look, more variety in those round bases, yay!|
|OK, well that's just mean. Not only is it fully painted, it's a chuffing NuCoal Hussar in full on Tank Mode. OH COME ON!!!|
So that's another bloody mental barrier I'd thrown in the way of getting the game. Even though it was a teeny tiny one, that has been beaten down. But, how cruel is it to include the gorgeous transforming Hussar in the official promo shots? Honestly, was that necessary? Personally I don't think it was, and it's bordering on the gratuitous... Obviously I haven't seen any of these bases in the flesh so I couldn't tell you whether or not they're any good in terms of casting quality or resin used. However, they do look like they're in keeping with the Heavy Gear universe, which OK isn't a massive surprise, but is pleasant nevertheless. So if you are one of my readers who has actually been tempted by Heavy Gear Blitz perhaps it's an option some of you might consider. I also hear that if you are at Templecon in Warwick, Rhode Island this weekend they'll even have some there for sale at their stand. I suppose it's not a surprise other manufacturers haven't done Hex resin bases, as there aren't a whole lot of games that use them anymore. If you've managed to find some though while searching the darkest, dankest recesses of the Internet do drop a link below in the comments section. Peace out!