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>3" out of range - better safe than dead
0-1" out of range - just nudge him a bit when they're not looking
<0.5" within range - bionic eye engaged
1-3" within range - shoot first, dead targets can't hit back
>3" within range - I'm trying to assault him anyways
I’ve created this poll to see just how close people are with their measurements in a game. A lot of theory hammer talks about keeping a safe range from your target. However, when I play, I still have to make sure I’m within range to use my unit effectively. I usually try to be within an inch of my max effective range, making sure everyone can fire. This poll is to see if anyone else plays their measurements more aggressively.
Place one figure in front of you, and another vertically away from you. Move the figures so you’d be within 12” to fire
Place one figure in front of you, and another horizontally from it. Move the figures so you’d be within 18” to fire
Place one figure in front of you, and another diagonally away from you. Move the figures so you’d be within 24” to fire
The figures are in different positions for each test so you don’t have a pre-measurement from one of the previous tests.
Last edited by Blevsta; March 4th, 2009 at 01:11.
Eh, I averaged slightly out of range. Got two out of ranges and one in range, all about an inch or 2 away.
>0.5, but thats after 2 editions of using 3 basalisks back when barrage weapons where guessed.
Ever since the Guess range weapon rule changed everyone at my FLGS can measure anything they want. Makes for a much more tactical, if slightly slower, game.
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I can get within 1" or less on a good day. I've generally been forced to measure distance with my eye when drawing so I still have to practice having only started 40k recently.
I'd rather rely on tactics more then relying on being able to physically measure distance though. But it doesn't hurt.
I cheat! I measure my hand and then can get a good guess when i put the figures down. Like my hand is about six inches long so assaulting is easy to guess.
I play guard with lots of flamers and demo charges so i'm excellent and guessing 14" and 8" (the max distance I can flame someone and the flamer range respectively)
When your entire army is light infantry that is poor in close combat but only carries short range "fire fight" weapons you quickly learn how to judge distances under 24" or you switch to a different army list.
That being said anything over 24" i have trouble guessing.
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Hmm this is a good poll - actually made me think haha.
I always tend to underestimate ranges, end up moving to practically point blank range because I'm paranoid about being out of range. I reckon it costs me in games as well since it allows more units to attack me in return.
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