Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online


Warhammer 40K Forum

Size Question
Old 09 Jul 2008, 23:57   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 631
Default Size Question

not sure if this should be in terrain, but here it goes....

I found a large table in the trash the other day... and it is 3 feet wide (don't remember how long it is at the moment) and i was wondering if anyone had any experince with 3ft wide (where the book suggests 4ft). was it to cramped? Did you change the deployment zone size? etc.

it's a shame to let the table sit around 90% of the time, and i would like to use it for 40k... thanks in advance
dragoniccam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 Jul 2008, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: It is very suspicious that you ask...
Posts: 92
Default Re: Size Question

I'v played on a table that small, but it would be kind of cramped for all but the smaller battles.
"I will Never Die!!!"
"Captain Falcon!!!"
The Etherials are the pawns of the C'tan!

"Vegita! What does the scouter say!"
"IT'S OVER 9,000!!!!!"
"What!? 9,000?!"
Tau Master2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 Jul 2008, 00:46   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,814
Default Re: Size Question

Save it and play smaller recon/patrol missions or Necromunda!

Seventh Sanctum signature oddities.
Alignment: Neutral Pessimistic
Area of Magical Study: Practical Chronomancy
Favorite Spells: Divine Spell of the Cotton Candy Golem and Field of Bacon.

Proud supporter of Joe Wood!

Makes this your one good deed a day.
enderwiggin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 Jul 2008, 02:38   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,130
Default Re: Size Question

I had to toss a 6by4ft table, hinged in the middle a few months ago. No place to put it when I moved here. Next house though, I'll build a new one, and thanks to what I learned, I'll do it on thinner, lighter wood.

But, back to your topic. It's certainly useful, and keep in mind that if you get a second bit of table that size, you can screw hinges into them, making a portal, compact table that still has lots of area. Enjoy!
Latest Project: Game Design Forums. Register now to get a low user ID, or reserve a forum for your own project.

My various opinions and tacticas, in article form: Ad clicks always appreciated.

Latest article topic: Video game design

Best free webhost Ive found yet: http://www.ultrawebsitehosting.com/2353.html
Tyndmyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 Jul 2008, 02:48   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,860
Default Re: Size Question

Or you could use the table as a base for a board... a 6x4 piece of plywood stores very easily in a garage or a basement (just put it against a wall or slide it behind something) and then when you want to play you can pop it out and throw it on the smallertable. Better than making a single purpose gaming table.
sionnach19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 Jul 2008, 03:21   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 631
Default Re: Size Question

Actually, it is a table we use for parties and such...(to put food on) and it sits in the garage 90% of the time, and being the lazy man i am, i was hopping to be able to just throw some terrain on it and use it now and then.

dragoniccam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 Jul 2008, 11:40   #7 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 7,663
Default Re: Size Question

I have a 3x6' table I use for games. I've done all of the following:

1) Use the Dusk to Dawn rules for Dawn attacks...i.e. use the Night Fighting rules on turn 1 to cut down on shooting.

2) Use the Escalation rules with all units except infiltrators starting off board.

3) Play with the deployment zones on the 3' side so you've got to fight across the length of the board to get to the opponent.

All in all, it becomes a slightly different game but is still very fun.
Farseer_Emlyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 Jul 2008, 20:07   #8 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 682
Default Re: Size Question

Use it in last-stand mission. Just choose an army of 1000 pts and face an endless horde of nids.
Or use it as an artillery support table where you can fire onto the main table.
Or use it as an arena.
Thats it

Originally Posted by Piedmon
manic-swede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 Jul 2008, 05:34   #9 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Conowingo, MD 21918
Posts: 88
Send a message via AIM to Tauruler1
Default Re: Size Question

I play on a 3'X5' dinner table. Not much breathing room but with terrain, its fun.
Only in death does duty end!
Tauruler1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XV9 size question Disruption Pod Tau 3 24 May 2010 22:55
Epic size question (again) Boneguard Other GW Games 3 10 Jan 2009 22:45
standard table size question. 6x4? Gamblor General 40K 10 29 Dec 2007 21:30
a question of size of my current force Jeff Craftworld Eldar 8 11 Sep 2007 04:41
quick uk army size question Faust Tau Army Lists 2 01 Dec 2005 17:37