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My friends and I are building a gaming table this summer. It's going to be large, think 8'x8' or bigger. We're putting in my friend's basement, so that mobility isn't a problem.

Anyway, the point of this is we have no idea what the hell we're doing. I've been playing 40K for about a year, most of my friends have just started, although one of them is a veteran who's been playing eldar for a while. I make small pieces of terrain, but I have never attempted something as large as this. I was hoping that those of you who have built tables before could give us some advice as to how to go about this project. Maybe post some pictures.

In terms of a theme, we wanted to incorporate a city onto the board, but don't want it to be a full blown CoD board. Maybe have the outskirts of a city on one corner. The armies that would be playing this board are: Nids, Necrons, Daemonhunters, Imperial Guard, Salamanders SM, Eldar, and possibly Blood Angels and Tau. I don't know if that helps with a theme or not.

Thanks in advance for any help, as I said, this is a big project and any help would be appreciated.
 

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My advice is to make it as modular as possible. A set board looks great, but you'll get bored of it eventually, as the tactical possibilities get played out, so it's a good idea to make it easy to switch bits and pieces around.

Other than that, sit down and think up a list of the features you'd like to play on and around, and incorporate them as you see fit. Make sure that there's some point of interest (whether it's a building, bridge, trench system, whatever) in each 2x2 section.

Edit: also make sure that the board doesn't favour or penalise any one army. Basically, take the general guidelines for placing terrain from the rulebook and either magnify them to fit your board, or multiply them to fit your bbard.
 

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Well i made this a couple of years ago, is not a city fight board, but although you cant tell it 8 foot long and splits in to 4 pieces, it will go in the back of a car so any help you need with the board making let me know.

 

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That's awesome! Like I said, it's not gonna be full blown cityfight, just maybe a little bit of it. All pics are welcome, as they're bound to give us all ideas.

I like the article on building vertically, it adds more depth (no pun intended) to the board, and just makes it more fun to play. Oh, and my friend Sam agrees w/ you kelvin: make it modular. So for now it looks like a large board with a few static pieces, but mostly modular terrain sections.

Keep 'em coming!!! :D
 

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Ironically, today, June 6th, is actually the anniversary of the d-day landings. Just food for thought.
 

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You might try the GW Medusa IV site. They have really good tips for building a Cityfight board. Mine is kind of compicated. I originally had a ten square foot board with a cityfight theme. Now it's mutated into a 40 square foot model of Kasr Lutien and the Jungles surrounding it, complete with walls, defensive emplacements, gun positions, and several static gunz like Battle Cannons and two Flak 88s.

-Quake
 

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DUDE!!! Would it be possible for you to post some pics of that? That would be just the thing for inspiration!!! :mrgreen:
 

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Yeah, I'd like to see that too.

One terrain feature I've always wanted to see implemented is a trench/tunnel system. I know Forge World do a set, but I've never seen such a system on a 40K table.
 

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I used a 400 pack of popsicle sticks for the treches on my board. They're also good for Ork vehicles and terrain features...as props.

-Dirge
 
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