Hi! I've been reading the forum for some time and decided its time to give something back. Hope this helps someone
--- Playing on a 4'x3' table
So, occasionally you might find yourself playing on a smaller table than the standard 4x4. You might be demoing the game to a potential player for your campaign or the 4x4 table might be taken for another game of Mordheim. No worries, you can as easily play on a 4x3 kitchen table (as most of you should be aware). Here are some tried and tested rules for these "kitchen table" games: Standard deployment zones for 4x3 table
(In case the pic is unavailable: Divide table into 4 quarters. Then split the quarter into half again so that it forms a triangle that has for short sides the table edges.)
The image assumes 120cm x 75cm table. On a 120cm x 80cm table the distance between deployment zones would be 26,2" (66,6cm) and deployment zone border lenght 28,4" (72,1cm). This smaller than usual table does favour some bands a bit more. Since there is a bit less room to manouver around buildings, we usually disallow deploying any higher than ground floor. Scenarios that work:
(all assume altered deployment zones as described above)
Skirmish: no modification required
Chance Encounter: Defender's table edge means the the short sides of the deployment zone.
Defend the find: Attacker deploys anywhere more than 15" away from defending models (though not in
the defenders deployment zone).
We also have designed 4 other scenarios specifically for this table. If you are interested I can post them here too (they're written in finnish so posting them requires some translating). Starting the game -house rule
Also: IIRC many scenarios specify that the player with lower rating starts the game. I'd recommend rolling dice for who goes first: either lower rating wins ties (thus starting 58,3% of games) or that lower rating gets +1 and wins ties (72,2%). You might want to give an underdog the advantage of 1st turn but often the warbands are almost equally good. This rule evens it up.
So! Any comments?
-Touko / Squirreli