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  • #139044
    Coyotepunc
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    So, the new Warhamster 40,000 9th edition rules are apparently optimized for a 44″×60″ game area instead of the 48″×72″ they have been using since 2nd edition.

    Thoughts?

    I gotta post in english? With all those awesome games out there with foreign language titles? C'est la vie!

    #139045
    kyotebluekyoteblue
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    It seems weird to me, shaving off 6inchs one was and 12inch the other.

    #139060
    ThomastonThomaston
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    That is weird. Seeing as they’ve been coverting everything to proprietary stuff the cynic in me think this is so people who started the hobby with 9th ed would have a harder time converting to other games that still used 4’x6′.

    Tired is enough.

    #139061
    KitfoxKitfox
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    Sounds like they’re aiming to make it play well on a “standard” dining table which is about that size.  Given their target demographic it makes a lot of sense to me.

    Death to all fanatics!

    #139124
    ian pillayian pillay
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    1m x 1.5m as a rough conversion. Sounds about right for a kitchen table. Or maybe they have partnered with Ikea for some flat packed gaming tables….😬

    Tally-Ho!

    #139137
    ThomastonThomaston
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    maybe they have partnered with Ikea for some flat packed gaming tables

    That sounds good.

    Tired is enough.

    #139160
    Tony STony S
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    I have come to really appreciate rules that use less than the standard 6×4.  The extra room on the edges is sooooo useful for rulers, dice, the dead pile – I need a LOT of room for that usually.  Also, and I speak from horrible, horrible experience, if the playing area doesn’t go to the edges, there is no chance of knocking figures off the table onto a tile floor, especially if those figures were the old Freikorps brittle metal they used to cast in.

     

     

    #139161
    Mr. Average
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    I think it probably has to do with some kind of merchandising. They brought on some game mat printer to make some swick product they want to sell, and that’s the maximum print size they can manage. Or they’ve done some shipping calculation and it’s going to save them a million bucks by making the product a touch smaller.

    #139163
    Andrew BeasleyAndrew Beasley
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    Just wonder if they will add bits on the edges for the realms of battle boards?

    Each part is currently 24” square so being cynical I assume the moulds are end-of-life and here come a new set of mats, boards and hills…

     

    #139184
    Sane MaxSane Max
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    this is so people who started the hobby with 9th ed would have a harder time converting to other games that still used 4’x6′.

    Or maybe they have partnered with Ikea for some flat packed gaming tables….😬

    I think it probably has to do with some kind of merchandising. They brought on some game mat printer to make some swick product they want to sell, and that’s the maximum print size they can manage. Or they’ve done some shipping calculation and it’s going to save them a million bucks by making the product a touch smaller.

    Just wonder if they will add bits on the edges for the realms of battle boards?
    Each part is currently 24” square so being cynical I assume the moulds are end-of-life and here come a new set of mats, boards and hills…

    uhhhhhhhh……Maybe they felt the game played better on a table that size? or that it’s a more convenient size for most people to play actual games on in their own homes, thus having more fun?

    No, No, what am I saying? I bet they are going to offer to buy everyone’s old game tables cheap and use them to build houses for slave labourers to work from making their figures, and the overseers can use people’s cast-off oversized tape measures to flog the slaves. The evil bastards.

     

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