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I have dug everywhere and can't seem to find an answer:

If I make a Herdstone for the Shard of the Herdstone, what size should it be? What's an agreeable and fair size? I planned on putting it on a base: 40x40 seemed as small as I would go, and the chariot base as large. Anyone else have some experience with this?

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That seems about right, considering it's in essence portable. How tall would you make it?

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From memory, the Army Book does not specify a size so it is whatever seems right.

From a pure fluff (so not rules binding) perspective, it is an item for a character and is called a shard, so I see it as being small enough for easy transport: thus it might work well as approximately Beastman sized on a 20/25mm base; however, a large rock mounted on wheels on a chariot base is also reasonable.
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I would say about the size that could be carried between a pack of minotaur... its a big rock that isn't easily moved (hence not mobile in game) but which can be moved if they put their mind to it.

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I played someone that used a large peice of terrain. It was like 5" wide square 2.5" high. It was kind of cheesy as he used it to hide his wizards behind it once i got within range to charge the unit they were it and cast spells from behind the impassible terrain. I would not recommend that approach. I think a stone on a 40" square base is a good solution.
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I played someone that used a large peice of terrain. It was like 5" wide square 2.5" high. It was kind of cheesy as he used it to hide his wizards behind it once i got within range to charge the unit they were it and cast spells from behind the impassible terrain. I would not recommend that approach. I think a stone on a 40" square base is a good solution.
40 inches?? dont you mean 40mm

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the consensus in the herd is
As big as a CD tray is fair. anything bigger is abusive.

The shard is just a sliver. Really, it would be tiny. But, the idea is they throw it down and BOOM. Herdstone.
Would beastmen worship and dance around a stone smaller than a Razorgor? No. they'd worship and defile around a large object. It's still smaller than a lot of monsters out there.

Anywho, that's what I use and it's never caused any problems. Dancing shaman are part of the plan. If some one is upset about it...well, being upset about a mediocre/weak army book that has 2-3 real types of lists?


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