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It seems like no matter how I assemble my orks, part of the model is extending past the base. I can't get them into base contact without turning them around completely, and then it looks pretty awkward.

Has anyone else had this problem? I assume there is no circumventing the rule that the bases need to be touching. Do I have to just have them facing the opposite direction during assaults?
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Are you possibly putting it too far forward? Models should be able to stand a little bit into the back half of the base (check a slotted base for an example).
But yes, I do see this come up. Mostly in WarmaHordes (giant beats and jacks half bent over lol) and when trying to rank and file Fantasy.
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in 40k the facing doesnt matter. also, so long as you can tell that the models are right next to each other, they dont need to be completely touching.


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Are you possibly putting it too far forward? Models should be able to stand a little bit into the back half of the base (check a slotted base for an example).
But yes, I do see this come up. Mostly in WarmaHordes (giant beats and jacks half bent over lol) and when trying to rank and file Fantasy.
The problem that I'm having with my orks (non-slotted) is that many of them have a pose where one leg is forward and the other leg is back as if they are running. So Basically their legs take up all the space on the base no matter how I put it on.
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in 40k the facing doesnt matter. also, so long as you can tell that the models are right next to each other, they dont need to be completely touching.
This. Honestly near enough is good enough in most cases and really 40k isn't about total precision.
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You think Orks are bad? Try the Canoptek Wraiths.
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As long as it is understood that the models are in base-to-base there is no real issue. I saw it come up in a game where both players put their models forward on the base, in dramatic poses. So they had guns, swords, claws and whatever else getting in the way. Some models are too cool looking I guess.

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They are huge, considering they are an infantry model and not MCs. I think most of the armies with newer models and even some older models have this problem. Lots of big/long guns and swords getting in the way. I play it like the rules for placing models on slopes. They count as being there, though they might not actually be there.

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