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RE: GZG Fighter bases

From: "Bell, Brian K" <Brian_Bell@d...>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 15:04:36 -0400
Subject: RE: GZG Fighter bases

I would agree with a previous comment on base design.

The nicest base (by which I mean least hassle in play) was a small
washer or
slug with 3 posts on it (about 1-1/12" long). On the first post was
glued 1
fighter. On the 2nd post beads were used to count fighters. The 3rd post
held beads to count endurance. Beads seem to work better than micro-dice
(which I now use).

However, I do not know if it would be worth the price to manufacture
Sell 4 fighters and 4 bases?

Brian Bell	 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 2:12 PM
> To:	gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
> Subject:	Re: GZG Fighter bases
> On 13 Jun 00, at 19:18, Ground Zero Games wrote:
> > Yes, we now do a cast metal hex base (about an inch across)
> > with a depression for a small die or counter, and six
> > cast-in holes to take short wire lengths (wire not supplied)
> > to put the fighters on. They are 0.75 UKP each (they're
> > quite thick and heavy). They need a little work to mount the
> > wires and fighters, but look very effective if you use
> > different wire lengths to put the fighters at different
> > heights. I'm pretty sure I put some masters into the last
> > package to GeoHex - but if I didn't - KR, can you let me
> > know??
> I haven't seen 'em, they must not have made the trip 
> since everything else is fine.
> We are working on a redesign of the fighter base in use 
> here.  Small raised areas on a 1 1/2" diameter base to 
> hold the fighters and a place for a die or two at the back 
> (the space will accomadate one 10mm or the two fives 
> mentioned previously).  I've always been against the 
> wires, (sorry Jon, but I've based over a hundred of the 
> buggers now and I've glued my LAST fighter to a wire!!) 
> but when I desperately needed bases I accepted the 
> design made by Marty at Simtac.  The redesigned raised 
> areas will be either truncated pyramids or cones, three 
> short ones in front and three taller ones in the back.  The 
> base will have a marked area to show field of fire.  
> Nothing has been carved as yet so if the field has any 
> suggestions . . . ?
> KR, Geo-Hex

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