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JSears17 May 2006 3:39 a.m. PST

I just picked up the Armati rules and found that at 25mm scale a table 8 feet long and 5 feet wide is recommended. My table is only 6x4. How will a smaller table effect the gameplay? Is there anything I can do to mitigate any negative complications from a smaller table? I was considering using 25mm basng, but the 15mm scale ruler.

ScienceTeacher17 May 2006 6:56 a.m. PST

Well, having played Armati for 10+ years (although always in 15mm scale) I can only see one major change that should be made.

You will need to keep the 24" deployment zone between both armies, so that there is no missile fire the first turn. This will limit your deployment zones. Your deployment zones will be 1" deep OR only 8" deep (if you keep the 4" zone in the rear where no figures can be deployed).

Not having the 4" zone in the rear I do see as a problem, but only if you have very defensive players. (Someone could set up units on the board edge that can not be flanked)

Otherwise, I think a 4' table is just fine for 25mm figures.

It is early in the morning, I hope I did not ramble too much.


blueduck17 May 2006 11:20 a.m. PST

For the width, you just ignore the zones that can't be set up in (at each army's back). For the length, 6' is a little tight. I guess, you could ignore the no set up zones on the flanks and and trim 3" each off of the flank deployment zones and 6" off the central deployment zone. I think that will give you the space.

This will detract a little from armies with more maneuver (cavalry and those with lots of divisions). But, it should work ok.

Even with that size, I would use the regular ruler.

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