Dreadball- Keeping the Ball from Falling off the Ball Carrier’s Base

So, after playing a few games of Dreadball by Mantic Games, I’ve become annoyed at how the ball doesn’t sit well on the base of the ball carrier- it falls off whenever you move the model.

I remedied this by drilling a hole in a base using a 3/32″ drill bit and inserting the same size rare earth magnet in the hole. Can only drill in the recessed area (close to a point of the base) of the underside.

Magnet, base, paperclip bit, and dreadball ball.

Magnet, base, paperclip bit, and dreadball ball.

Simply drill your hole, add a drop of super glue, insert the magnet, and the base is done.

Next, I used a piece of paperclip (a big one) and after drilling a hole in the bottom of the ball, glued the bit of paper clip into the base of the ball on the underside out of sight.

Base, magnet, paperclip bit, and dread ball ball

Base, magnet, paperclip bit, and dread ball ball

Now, the ball sits on the base without falling off and being annoying.  Easy fix!

 

 

The ball now sits without falling off.

The ball now sits without falling off.

 

EDIT:  As another poster on the Mantic forum pointed out, magnets in the bases could cause attraction between models when they are all bunched together.  An easy solution would be to magnetize the ball and put the paperclip in the base.  Something I didn’t think about!

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