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new round here long time lurker, me and my mates are just about to start a campaign but what size board should gorkamorka be played on?

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Most of us at tUGS usually play on a 4'x4' board. Larger than that is fine too. Less than 4 feet by 4 feet gets a little claustrophobic.

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i think TUGS is great i normally log straight onto there before i check my emails lol keep up the great work :thumbs so is there no written rules on how big a board should be? i know necromunda was 4x4 and 40k is 6x4

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What Flamekebab said. The bigger the better (up to a point), but any of GW's skirmish games (like Necro, Gorka, Mordheim etc) run perfectly fine on a 4' by 4' board. Bigger boards need more terrain though, so really it is up to you and your friends to decide. Anything bigger than 4 by 4 can also get troublesome when you start losing vehicles, but it is fun to play on large boards.

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thanks guys, seems lookin threw the scenarios your supposed to use a rectangular board so i would guess 6x4 too

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On page 43 of Da Uvver Book they suggest a 4'x4' board to start with. I think the scenario diagrams are rectangular to make them applicable to both rectangular boards and square ones (the other way around wouldn't be as flexible).
If you've got the space for 6'x4' I'd say go for it!
The only reason we use a smaller board is because we don't have much space. Our board is actually four 1'x1' pieces of MDF that we place together on top of a 3'x3' table and put a desert mat over. We should probably write an article on gaming boards.

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I always used to use a 6x4 board. With the potentially very fast vehicles it really helped space out the action a bit. It did backfire occasionally if someone got stranded out on the edge somewhere. In my opinion, it was worth the risk to give the added space to manoeuvre. Add some rocks, junk, dunes and such and you can create some great risky chases!

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It turns out that I've been playing on a 3' by 4' board, well I say board - itís just the kitchen table with some scenery put on it, whether or not it looks great has never been a priority for us. I've been playing wherever I could to be honest and haven't really considered it before. On the whole I would say that bigger is better, it would allow you much more room to manoeuvre and itís much more unlikely that it will become overcrowded. Also it would be helpful to have a few pieces of interesting scenery to have scattered around every now and again to help add variety too the games (for example you could have some large boulders with plateaus on for models to limb up onto and then dive off etc.). For these you could either try to model something to look like it or simply do what I do and use whatever was around at the time as a bit of extra scenery if you feel like it, e.g. some cases for DVDs and CD can make a perfectly usable stand in bolder/cliff. To sum up: When it comes to where to play a specialised game board is nice but to be honest it would be fine just to play it on any table (bigger is better) and some scenery can help (although it's not necessary). Thatís just my opinion though.
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