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PostSubject: Making a game board   Thu 17 Feb 2011 - 5:56

Hi, I just wanted to ask your advice on making a game board. What I'm planning on doing is making large sections of flagstone and cobblestone out of clay, firing it and then affixing it to a large piece of MDF board.

What I'm wondering is how big a board I should use. What would you recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Making a game board   Thu 17 Feb 2011 - 6:05

It kind of depends on what kind of gameboard you want. Do you want a static one, that is the same from game to game, or one with sections that can be exchanged and rearranged? I would go with the latter - making sections that are 1' by 1'. The proposed size for games in the rule book is 4'x4', so 2'x2' sections would probably work as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Making a game board   Thu 17 Feb 2011 - 6:18

Thanks I was going to have just the one board with the tiles on and then place buildings on top, four lots of 2x2 sounds good. If I had four big tiles like that I could make alternate tiles as well like a port section or sewers, I think that would work nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Making a game board   Thu 17 Feb 2011 - 14:00

Take a look at this post (right NOW) it is the one under yours.

http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/t4527-mordheim-buildings

My friend made a board using squares 1ft x 1ft. He added buildings at the center of each square. That way the whole city can be rearranged simply by turning the squares, or shuffle the pieces =)
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PostSubject: Re: Making a game board   Thu 17 Feb 2011 - 14:19

Storage and transport are the big bugaboos to be faced with attaching buildings to boards.
I made 2x2, 1x2 and some odd sized boards of varying heights. We can re-arrange the boards and the buildings in any combination of 2x4, 4x4 or larger.

We play at a game store most of the time, but also have battles in Playtable's garage. So all the terrain has to be able to transport.
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PostSubject: Re: Making a game board   Thu 17 Feb 2011 - 15:23

Nice scenery Brimstone! I'm not fixing buildings to them, I'm just making a playing surface so they should be easy to store. They're going to be heavy though so looks like I'll be playing host.
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PostSubject: Re: Making a game board   Thu 17 Feb 2011 - 16:18

i use a 4' X 8' HDF board with a GW playmat on it.....impossible to move or store. use their idea's Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Making a game board   Sun 20 Feb 2011 - 6:07

i found a guy (well, to be honest, it was Werekin who found him) on ebay who sells sheets of the blue polystyrene stuff in blocks cut to size. i use the 2' x 2' x 2" stuff, got 6 of them (4 here, 2 on order). i find as they are light but study they are perfect for gaming. also find that they are a good size for storage too.

only problem is i think i need another 10 as i want winter terrain for 40k and autuminal for fantasy!
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PostSubject: Re: Making a game board   Sun 20 Feb 2011 - 10:03

Ah cheers Frog that sounds excellent I'll have a look. I wanted to replicate the look of the old polystyrene Bloodbowl boards if anyone has seen them. I tried making some clay flooring but it's just too heavy so I'll have a look for some of that stuff instead. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Making a game board   Sun 20 Feb 2011 - 13:46

a link to the stuff i have Here
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