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Have any of you noticed when you play daemons (or a drop pod army) that when your opponent scatters and when you think for sure he is going to land in dangerous terrain he always manages to miss it by about one fourth of an inch. Because that arrow that is pointing directly towards something that you wouldn't want to land on it always seems to bend just enough to be out of the range of terrain.

I will even point it out to the player and line up the ruler with the dice but as they move it to where the squad is the ruler always manages to move ever so slightly to just miss things that would make them have bad things happen to the unit. Do you find this happens a lot as well or do I just need better company
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Definately bad company.

Try extending your tape measure over the arrow acroos the board and taking the movement from there.
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The best way to make sure it lines up properly is to make sure that the dice is very close to the DSer, then use a whippy stick/ruler across the top of it to firmly establish where they're going. To make sure the dice is very close, we usually use a small dice rolling cup for scatter dice, just shake it and plonk it down upside down right next to the model, easier than trying to figure it out from a dice that bounced a foot away.

Another possible way is using an old film canister (opaque not clear). Shake, upend it right next to the DSer, and take the canister away, while leaving the dice on the lid - it's right next to the model, and there'll be no confusion.

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Very good idea! I know I have an old film canister around here! must find it That is a great idea cause even with rolling it about a foot away that tape measure always seems to happen to move in a good spot right before it gets to where the model is.

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Very good idea! I know I have an old film canister around here! must find it That is a great idea cause even with rolling it about a foot away that tape measure always seems to happen to move in a good spot right before it gets to where the model is.

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My girl friend has an old film camera she uses for artsy shots, so I usually have a few I can use for scenery/storing bits/plastic bits for conversions - they come in very handy. Though, with the proliferation of digital cameras, it's not easy to find them as it used to be.

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Have any of you noticed when you play as daemons (or a drop pod army) that when your troops scatter and when you think for sure you are going to land in open terrain your opponent always insists it hits dangerous terrain by a quarter of an inch. Because that arrow that is pointing directly towards something that you want to land on it always seems to bend just enough to be in the range of terrain.

Meaning no disrespect, of course, but it pays to look at things from both sides of the argument.
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I can also say it happens with normal scatter for me, I just suck at figuring the line straight. I think im gonna try a laser pointer next time.


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I use one of these laser levels to shoot a perfect line across the entire table. No joke, I carry one in my gaming box and whip it out for this kind of stuff. Ends arguments reallly fast.

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I use one of these laser levels to shoot a perfect line across the entire table. No joke, I carry one in my gaming box and whip it out for this kind of stuff. Ends arguments reallly fast.

lol, overkill but a good idea non the less, ill just drop in my story where my seraphim DS and literally was 1 mm from the edge of the board, the other guy wanted to cry so much cause the seraphim then ripped his IG apart :p

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