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I need some help here; at my local club we play on pretty huge boards, about 4ft by 7/8ft. The really annoying thing is since I tend to have a higher win ratio than alot of the other regulars they insist me playing against them (bear in mind they play shooty armies like tau and iron warriors) using the Lengh of the board.
This is really frustrating and I actually out right refuse to play like this. With a 8ft board at the end of 6 turns and walking 6" every single turn I still wont be in charging range by the end of the game making it virtually impossible to win.
I had a look through the rule book but I can't find any rule about maximum lengh of the board.
Please help! - I dont think I can carry on playing here on 8ft boards!!
I have heard that 4X6 was the max size table to play on. I have heard that 4X8 was legal to but have never seen anyone play on them. If they want to play that way either insist that they play on a 4X6 table or do not play those people. It sounds like they are trying to screw you over for having a good record.
Why use science and education when ignorance and superstition will work just as well.
5ft x 7ft for two good reasons:
All the advantages of a 4ft by 6ft table to it f***s up GWS stupid weapons range system where lascannons can only shoot 48'' for some reason and everything else is general is shorter range than it should realisticly be.
I tend to play 6' by 4' for fantasy battle, but then you play across the table and not corner to corner and can deploy 12" in at the start of the game.
40k seems to work well playing corner to corner on a 4x4 table as you will see shooting and combat. If your opponent is insisting on playing you with a shooty army where you physically can't move far enough in a game to even get there what is the point of playing?
Helper monkey, bring me beer and donuts
Again I feel theres no point in playing.
What you could do if they insist on starting 8 feet away is deploy as far back in your deployment zone and use whatever cover there is available for your troops. Then don't move, don't present any targets. At that distance you will be out of range of everything they can shoot you with and they will either have to move or sit there with nothing to shoot at. Once they have played what will probably be the most boring game of their (and your) lives they may rethink their position on board size.
Helper monkey, bring me beer and donuts
well as you say their is actually no point...
the only thing to do would be to reason with him and that you section off both long 8 foot sides, down 1 foot on either side and reserve them for dead models and dice rolls or something, if they refuse then say how's about we swap armys for 1 match, when they see how fustrating it is to be in your shoes they may be more sympathetic...
Originally Posted by Cheredanine
Just a summary of what's been said below:
1. Ask them to use a smaller board (either physically smaller board to use 1' on each end for reserves/casualties)
2. Swap armies for a game
3. Hide and don't move
Personally I like all of these ideas, and would do them all in that order (ie if they refuse one then choose the next).Why do you say that?Originally Posted by Osaria
AGLOCO - Earn money by browsing the internet!Originally Posted by Krevzi and Me
4x8 lengthwise is not a game, it is a shooting gallery.
I play on 4x4 for 1000-1500 points of 40k and Fantasy and 6x4 for anything bigger.
We play across the width, with each army having a 12" deployment zone across the length of the board. It keeps a decent amount of seperation (24+" so no rapid fire or charging turn 1 typically) but still not enough to prevent assault turn 2 by speedy units.
The suggested methods to deal with this are great, I highly reccomend them.
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