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Ivan DBA23 Dec 2012 7:29 p.m. PST

I know the rule book recommends 3'x3' for up to 100 point battles. Now that the game has been out for awhile, are folks indeed using that size? Is anyone opting for a bigger board?

What size board is needed for say, 150 or 200 point games?


Only Warlock Inactive Member23 Dec 2012 7:39 p.m. PST

I played on a 6' x 4' with us starting across the Short distance and it players OK. Still suffered from the "Let's form a knot of spaceships in the middle" Syndrome but it was fine.

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2012 7:40 p.m. PST

3X3 is good for two players and a few ships. Found myself playing on 4x6 too.

vojvoda Inactive Member23 Dec 2012 8:09 p.m. PST

4X6 here but working out plans for 6 by 12 as the convention standard.

James Mattes

Mick A Inactive Member24 Dec 2012 12:43 a.m. PST

We use a 4x4 at the local club, handles 10 ships and four players ok.


David Manley24 Dec 2012 12:45 a.m. PST

6x4 usually

Ivan DBA24 Dec 2012 12:48 a.m. PST

Thanks guys. Just ordered a 6x4 to complement my 3x3. If nothing else, it will be good for Battlefleet Gothic too.

nazrat24 Dec 2012 7:58 a.m. PST

We set up on a 4 x 6 since that is the size mat I got years ago from Monday Night Productions. It allows a lot of room for maneuver and never feels cramped that way.

ming31 Inactive Member24 Dec 2012 10:13 a.m. PST

Any size you want , 4x6 is the most common( that I have used) despite needing a 3x3.

Jovian1 Inactive Member24 Dec 2012 2:39 p.m. PST

6' x 12' trench run system – well I would if I owned the game. I played it this past weekend and it was fun. The 3' x 3' game forced some choices on the players to make sure they stayed "on the map" and didn't "fly off" or "flee" the battle.

Saxondog24 Dec 2012 5:02 p.m. PST

The local has mostly 6 x 4s and 8 X 4s. We usually use whichever has the least crap on it.

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