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PostSubject: Climbing questions. Also about Scale Sheer Surfaces   Sun 8 Nov 2015 - 7:27

Hello all.

I'd like to get your input on a couple of examples I have on climbing. Allow me to set the stage.


https://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/17/76/48/91/climbi10.jpg

Here's my vampire standing next to a building. The climbing rules never states this explicitly, but are you allowed to climb in a path that's not directly upwards? See the red line - that's where she'd have to go if she can only climb right up. The blue line shows a possible path she could take if she's allowed to climb in an angle. With Scale Sheer Surfaces she'd actually have enough movement to get up there in one go.

A side question - take a look at this next picture.


https://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/17/76/48/91/climbi11.jpg

This is the second level of the same building. You can see that a 20mm base model can only fit with some overlap. The climbing rules says that you need to start at the base of what you're going to climb. So in this case, would the first climb have to be up to this second level and the second climb the next turn would be from there to the top? Or would a single climb be able to cover it all?

Continuing with the next picture.


https://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/17/76/48/91/climbi12.jpg

This is another side of the same building. From the bottom to the top there's no ledge or anything that can hold a model's base, so one single climb should be able to cover all of it. With Scale Sheer Surfaces, of course.

And just to reiterate the first question again.


https://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/17/76/48/91/climbi13.jpg

Same situation as the first: If you can only climb straight up (red), the vampire would have to settle for reaching the second level. If she could climb at an angle (blue) she can reach all the way to the top in one go.

Please let me know how you would handle these situations and also if these rules have been clarified somewhere.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Climbing questions. Also about Scale Sheer Surfaces   Sun 8 Nov 2015 - 8:10

We tend to climb straight up things when using normal climbing and anything goes with Scale Sheer Surfaces (which has fallen out of favor with the lads as cheesy). We aren't too picky about it though so this has never come up (to my knowledge).

There are a couple of climbing related questions in the FAQs.

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PostSubject: Re: Climbing questions. Also about Scale Sheer Surfaces   Sun 8 Nov 2015 - 11:33

In my group we allow climbing in directions other than straight up and it doesn't seem to have reduced any fun.

We have also house-ruled that if you have a Rope and Hook you can climb up even if there is no wall or pillar or what-have-you to climb up e.g. going up from the end of the red line in the first picture.
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PostSubject: Re: Climbing questions. Also about Scale Sheer Surfaces   Mon 9 Nov 2015 - 11:08

Thanks for your input. In this campaign I'm deliberately trying to keep the number of house rules down in order to make it more accessible for beginners. That would mean that climbing in all directions will be permitted but will also be halted if you come across a ledge. That little bit of distinction would also give greater purpose to those magical boots that the legends tell of, since they'll ignore that as well.

Von Kurst, I'm currently writing some campaign progress fluff for my warband, this time including in-action pictures taken during important scenes. It's not quite the same as a battle report but it's a small step of the way. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Climbing questions. Also about Scale Sheer Surfaces   Mon 9 Nov 2015 - 19:58

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Von Kurst, I'm currently writing some campaign progress fluff for my warband, this time including in-action pictures taken during important scenes. It's not quite the same as a battle report but it's a small step of the way.

Sounds great to me!
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