Thought I'd add some nostalgia, found some pics on my PC of an ancient build. The Matchbox M24 with base and a few modifications: Trees and Matchbox figures. Must have been about 15 when I did it.
Thank you for sharing your build with us. It looks better than some larger scale vignettes that I've seen.
Is this the kind of modifications to the base we're talking or is it already too much (not that the AVRE-base would have any room for modifications... )
Stefan, your modifications to the base would definitely fall within the rules as they currently stand. While additional figures are not mentioned in the rules, I don't see too big of a problem if someone wants to add two or three. IIRC, many of the Matchbox kits with figures usually only came with just a couple. As you mention, some of the bases may not lend themselves to much modification as they are rather limited in size. This was one reason why I solicited everyone's input on if we should allow bases to be extended in some cases. I still believe that in some cases we might still permit a bit, say 20%, enlargement, of a base. The Comet, Panzer III and M40 come to mind as having perhaps a little too small a base. Let's see what others think of these ideas.