Never the same size twice
Posted by Martin on July 28, 2007
A couple of weeks ago I finally made one of those “life’s too short” decisions.
Like many gamers, I’ve been in the habit of cutting my own bases. Usually from plastikard or 2mm plywood; sometimes incurring a few self-inflicted wounds; always failing to achieve an accurate result.
So I finally snapped. And in the process remembered a conversation with Peter Royle at Partizan last year when he mentioned that he buys pre-cut bases from Litko Aerosystems. If they’re good enough for Peter, they’re good enough for me, I thought. Just over a week ago, I visited the Litko Web site, placed my order online and sat back to await delivery. This weekend a nice neat robust cardboard parcel arrived from Indiana, USA. I don’t really know what to say other than everything has turned out neatly and exactly to my expectation.
The bases are precision cut, they arrive well packed, the no-frills Web site was easy to use and Litko offers bases in a bewildering array of shapes and sizes – not to mention materials. I opted for 1.5mm thick plywood because I like quite thin bases but they do 3mm thick ones for those with different preferences. So, in a few weeks time, you’ll see these new beauties debut under my Prussian command set.