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#1 Kommissar Zeitsev

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

 Do we know what the default/standard size will be for playing surfaces?

4'x4'?

6'x4'?

8'x4'?

 

Other?

 

 



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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

 It depends greatly on the size of the game you are playing I would say anything in the lower then 200 points can probably be played on a 4'x4' table other wise most competitive level games will probably take place on the 4'x6' style familiar with people who play 40K 



#3 JigBakerSugar

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

Out of the book:

 

200 AP or less - 48" x 60"

201-400 AP - 48" x 72"

401+ AP - 48" x 96" or larger

 

Though, I would assume you would play on what you have available. My guess is that they went with 4x6 for tournaments because most game stores already cater to 40k/WFB and have that size on hand.

 

 



#4 Kommissar Zeitsev

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

 Well I have 4'x4', 6'x4', and 8'x4' game tables in my own gameroom, but for purposes of making some terrain sets themed to Dust, it is helpful to know what kind of area you have to think about filling/covering...



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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

It is also written into the rules (for competitive play) to cover 25% of the table with terrain. Of course, for friendly games, you could use more or less.

 

There are also some special terrain types which have additional rules (and specific sizes) like trenches, barbed wire, barricades, and tank traps.



#6 blkdymnd

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

 There are rules for fortifications as well, correct?



#7 JigBakerSugar

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

Yeah, that's what all of those are. Plus minefields, but those are represented by a counter, and not a piece of terrain.



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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

JigBakerSugar said:

Yeah, that's what all of those are. Plus minefields, but those are represented by a counter, and not a piece of terrain.

Very cool, thanks.  



#9 JigBakerSugar

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

 Also, "Dug In" (hard cover until you move) and camoflage are fortifications.



#10 Kommissar Zeitsev

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:47 AM

 Very useful info to know, thanks.






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