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When building an army is there a general rule of thumb of being around a general number or should you always be below it? For example being at like 1001 or 1002 points in a 1000 pt. build. Is that acceptable, up to your opponent or should you always build to be under the mark?
In tournaments its almost always equal to, or below the mark. However in friendly games, I belive 5 points here and there wouldn't go to badly. Bulding equal to, or under is best though.
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depends on what kind of game you are playing. If you are playing with friends, then probably they'll let u get away with a couple extra points. Just make sure to tell them BEFOREHAND, so they won't whine when u beat them that "those 2 pts made all the difference! stupid auspex/frag grenades..." and so on.
In tourneys tho...it's pretty obvious. 1000pts = 1000pts, not approx. 1000pts. LOL
Theres nothing wrong with being a little over, after all its not that easy to make a list exactly set amount of points. It is however, considered better to be under because then your at least close to the limit without going over it.
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Going over isn't the worst thing you can do.
That being said, it isn't good. Always try to be at or under.
After all, there's no difference between a 1000 point game where you can go over and a 1000+x game where you can't go over. Just be specific on what size game you want to play and stay under or at that size.
It all Depends on who you are playing, their preferences and such.
For example. Me and my friends have come to a mutal agreement... You cannot exceed one point on the required Army list. Just because. Even if it means to unequip something that could be potentially helpful in game to free up that one point. It must be done.
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I think this hits the nail on the head.Originally Posted by LordofWH40k
A single point (or 5) on the face of it seems churlish to refuse- but could alter the balance of a game out of all proportion to the small number of points involved.
Part of the 'fun' of 40k is building credible, workable lists up to the required points limit. This takes skill and is part-and-parcel of the game.
Whereas any fool can run around with an over-pointed list.
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Yeah I spend a lot of time trying to jam everything I need into that points limit, so when the guy I am playing strolls in 7 points over it kinda peeves me off. It is sortve fun being on that tight budget, especially when you do nail the points down to the exact limit. Good luck, BoS.
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I don't exceed the point value required unless I have to build my list on the spot, and that is an accomplishment because I do not have any squad size other than eight.
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I am with the others here. Take pride in squeezing as much as you can and still stay at, or under the points limit.
I have only broken this once, and it was against a real good friend. He asked me to play, and when I asked him the points limit, he said around 1000. So I purposely packed in 1250. (Hey, in my twisted mind, it was AROUND 1000) Needless to say, his pitiful Tau got squished. Afterwards, when I gave him my typed out list, and he about died. Now he tells me the EXACT points he wants to play. *evil grin*