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So I'm a new player and I'm wondering, on average how much terrain do you use(if it were available)?
I'm curious because I watched a few games at the local hobby store in town, and some people played on pretty empty boards. I recall maybe 5 pieces of terrain, and it was at least six by eightish feet.
I remember reading something in the terrain section about having one piece per square foot, or something. I don't have my rulebook on me.
not a lot really! my board is about that size and i usually find that a hill with some ruined walls suit me just fine.
the golden rule of terrain: DONT HAVE SO MUCH YOU CAN'T SEE YOUR ENEMY
if you want to have something big thats fine but dont then think, ooo i could do with a hill here or a lake there because inevitably it will become crowded.
well.... I love terrain, and as long as there are firing lines then bring it on... Also with the new LoS rules it is easy to have a pretty full table and still be just fine with being able to shoot... I mainly like playing with more terrain (generally 1/4 of the board worth of terrain) because I also play eldar, and they are an army that lives and breathes because of terrain, so when I use my marines it would not be very fair of me to say HAH' now we use 2 pieces hehe...
My best advice is make the table look good in your opinion and then run with it.
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Fantasy: A couple hills and maybe a forest or building, to allow for manouvering.
40k: Everything. Makes things a lot more fun and interesting, especially if done right.
A 1/4 of the board is fine. Couple of things in deployment, couple of things in the middle. Jobs a gooden.
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In the interest of providing a fair game for all 25% terrain really is a neat number. and be sure to place it like the rule book says without being too beardy about it.
Even when running gunline lists I don't think its fun to create a fortress of terrain leaving the orks to charge over na open field.
unlike faux news I do belive that fair and balanced is fun.
i play all-infantry IG, 25% seems to work good. though i don't mind playing with less;
had a fairly close game against plague marines doing the fantasy set-up of 3 trees and 3 hills (though the hills were the plastic GW ones that cutoff infantry LoS while giving a tank complete defilade on its hull)
oh i never allow ruins that are over two-stories tall (ie those tall GW cities of death ruins) as they have a tendency to dictate the game too much, try playing capture and control against SM who put his objective on 5th story tower with 3 full squads guarding the building.
Depends purely on which set me and Omegoku decide to use. Ive most of the Citadel stuff-the Ruined Chapel/plastic woods/Arcane Ruins/Imperial entrenchment and the shuttle from Macragge. We also have a load of Cities of Death stuff. A lot of them go together- ruins together and trench and shuttle together (to represent survivors making a last stand). So we have quite a bit with the blocks from the arcane ruins spread liberally across the board added to polysterne blocks and such. So about 4-5 large terrain pieces and 4-5 smaller pieces.
Most of our recent games have been fairly terrain heavy.
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I do like using the general fantasy rule of d3+1 pieces per player. I find it provides a nice minimum (4 pieces) and maximum (8 pieces) for a 4'x6' table, and it provides a random element that prevents whining from players who otherwise would try and either play on a nearly empty or nearly full board to fit their army.