Not long ago some additional custom bases that I had Warbases.UK create for me turned up and below is how I plan to use them. As you can see below they are 'add to the side' bases meaning I get the footprint for a Horde unit (40 Dwarves). Of course I will not be using 40 Dwarves but will pad out the base with some scenic basing ideas. Rocks and Beer Barrels mostly.
Here is a 9 hole base (5 holes across the front). The Dwarves shown here have not been Matt Varnished yet so they are still glossy from being dipped in Army Painter Strong Tone. The round shield on the Unit boss is not a Mantic Dwarf shield but from another manufacturers plastic sprue. A friends left overs from some Wargames Factory Celts I think (thanks Dave).
Dwarven Throwing Mastiff markers. Looking at the player rather than figures across the table perhaps.
These are a use once only unit upgrade so the figures are just token markers and removed from play once used. Apologies for the dodgy photo quality but I was testing out the Camera ability in my Mobile Smarty Pants Phone (and also my ability or lack of).
Cheers from Brendon (The Kiwi)