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Postby bbrunskill » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:48 pm

Hi guys.
I'm planning my first real match which will happen in a few weeks' time. As myself and my arch enemy/little brother are building part of the terrain each and putting it together, is there a recommended size?
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Postby piltogg » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:28 pm

4 32' baseplates is generally a good starting size. (unless you don't know the rules yet, then just a few figs on a table)
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Postby bbrunskill » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:49 pm

piltogg wrote:4 32' baseplates is generally a good starting size. (unless you don't know the rules yet, then just a few figs on a table)


Great! That's what I was planning (bricklink'd two green 32x32's today)

I think I'll make a large chasm down the centre, with a collapsing bridge on a Mindstorms random timer.
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Postby Ranger S2H » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:46 am

I like to play as close as I can get to a 48" by 48" field, warhammer style.

the bridge sounds cool, though maybe it would be better to have it collapse on a random turn instead.
I think this might be possible by using the touch sensor as a button, and after every turn you press it 1 (or D6) times.
after a random number it activates your bridge

does anyone else have cool ideas for using mindstorms in brikwars?
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Postby Fulizer » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:16 am

use the light sensor to make a machine gun drone, obvious really!
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Postby Theblackdog » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:21 am

If you've got a lot of vehicles, four 32X32 baseplates won't be enough. Otherwise, that's about the perfect size. I think it's awesome that you're using mindstorms.
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Postby Natalya » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:40 am

It depends on your army sizes. Also, when you make your battle, try to take pictures with a tripod and use Flower Mode on your camera so the pictures come out good. Welcome to BrikWars. :)
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Postby bbrunskill » Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:20 pm

NatalyaAF wrote:It depends on your army sizes. Also, when you make your battle, try to take pictures with a tripod and use Flower Mode on your camera so the pictures come out good. Welcome to BrikWars. :)


I brickshelf'd some base plates yesterday. Will do a write up and pics after the game. Weekend of 17th October.

I can't believe I'm so exited about this! :oops:
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Postby Magic Soap » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:46 pm

two 48 by 48s, with border round edge of thin baseplates (LEGO don't sell them anymore :cry:)
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Postby Cpt. Zipps » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:22 pm

Four 32X32's might be enough for vehicles if it is open enugh but in any case go bigger, my battles usually take up and entire kitchen table.
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Postby muffinman42 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:51 am

4 32x32's works well in a square.
I've tryed it, if you have range weapons then build some rocks and trees to block LOS.
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