I could bend him, but there is already another guy in a similar stance. What I’m thinking is maybe to cut away the base completely right to the soles of his feet, then drill his feet and use a pin to attach him to something. I remembered after I posted that I have a small plastic tree trunk from a 1/72 kit in my bits box (and my wife says I should throw things away!) so the easiest might be to pin him to that and glue that to the base. I’m just not really comfortable doing the major surgery of completely removing his base, but I guess I don’t have many options if I want him on a small base.
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!