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I just read someone mentioning that the ideal game size for 40k is 1850 pts. My club plays 1500 pts standard, Cancon uses 1750 pts and Conflict is 750 pts?
What do you think is the ideal size for a 40k game, in terms of fun and playability?
I picked 1500 as it's what I'm used to.
I agree. I'm used to playin 1500 pt. games, but I have heard of this 1850 standard game rumor. I haven't seen any rules on this so basicly its like its always been its up to you and your opponent/s.
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1500 is good, its long but not quiet that long ya know?
yeah id have to agree,1500 is my standard point limit for nearly all the games ive played.But i would love to set aside a day totally dedicated to a 5000pts battle,just because id love to see that many of my models on the table,it would just look so cool!!!
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Personally I really enjoy playing 1,000 pts, for me it's big enough for a solid game, but with a low enough points limit that you have to really think about how your amy works and feels.
It makes you think a lot more about how you intend to use each unit because you can't just buy two of them in case one gets taken out first turn.
I enjoy a 1,500 game every now and then, because it's always fun to use more models, and fit a few things into my army I can't normally.
That, and my regular opponent has about 1,000 points painted in the same colour scheme, if we go over that it tends to get a bit patchwork on his side of the table...
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the ideal game size is whatever you wish it to be and it all depends on a number of factors, ie; time you have to play, the ammount of models both people have, availiability of a suitable venue for the duration of the game.
the reason GW GT games are 1500 pts is cause you are usually able tp play 6 turns in 2 hrs.
and this is about the level of time that most people will spend on a single event before starting to get bored with what theyre doing.
the 1850 pts is a yank thing.
so ignore the this as the ideal game size nonsense, it's just some twat across the water trying to impose their version of the hobby on the rest of us.
in other words theyre trying to say that ''their ways better'' well ive been in this hobby since i was 12 and have watched the ''ideal size'' shrink and grow dependant on which generation of the game that was being played.
personally id love to have an extra 350pts at my disposal,
but i found that yanks who come to play over here in tourney's at 1500 struggle cause with 1850 you can afford to make a few mistakes and not be severely punished for it
in 1500 you might get away with one, but not if you are up against an experienced player
so all they are doing is making it a bit easier on themselves by playing larger games.
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I like 1000p games. Enough troops to get tactical and doesn't take that long to play.
About 1750-1850p, that's the standard point limit for the large tournaments in Sweden, the land where the Power Gamers rule.
At the store I go to, we don't play anything less than 2k really. The occasional 1750 and 1500, but probablly 95% of our games are 2k. Except for those huge 10k a side games :tongue:
Yeah 1500 Pt's is what I usually shoot for. With 1500 you can fit at least 2 troops a nice HQ and at least 1 choice from all the other organization slots.
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