Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to talk about 40K and why i am right and you are wrong!
Well we all saw the hints and made wild speculations about the table size. Many of us didn’t think it was going to happen. We thought maybe it was just someone trolling us or maybe it was a table size for a new version of some side project the developers had. I was surprised when it was confirmed about the new recommended size of the table for the new Strikeforce size of games. Then I had a thought of what Games Workshop should have done instead. Games Workshop should have brought back the 8×4 tables.
Back in the before time we actually played on 8×4 tables. This was mainly 3rd and 4th edition of the game. In the beginning there wasn’t a lot of tournaments to be had. They were few and far between but as time passed more events started showing up. These events were run by Games Workshop and their Outriders and they used 8×4 tables. To keep up practice, I also had a 8×4 table at home to play against my friends and teammates.
There are a few benefits to having a larger tables. First off, ranges will actually matter. If the tables get smaller, then it almost doesn’t matter what the range of your guns are. You could easily be in range of your opponent without even trying. By having a bigger table, you are better able to take advantage of the units that have a longer range. What’s the point of having a 120 inch range if you can’t use it? If you like terrain, then a larger table is best for you too. The larger table would allow you to really showcase your terrain building skills. You can really go to town by building a larger fortess or part of a hive city. Thirdly, having a larger table lets you also bring even larger armies or models onto the table. You no longer have to worry about fitting your 300 model count army in the deployment zone. Now you can fit that large Forgeworld model on your table since it will now fit in the deployment zone at the start of the battle. If you’re a treadhead you could also fit more vehicles onto the tabletop. Oh the possibilities!
Now I know there are a few downsides. The size itself can be an issue. The board can take up a lot of space and can kind of get in the way. You could make a foldable one but you still have the same issue. Depending on the material the table is made from, the weight of the table could also be an issue. If you do a little research though, you could easily find some light material to make your table out of. For tournaments the size could be an issue in that you may not be able have as many tables available to play on for the event. Although this lower attendance seems bad, it is actually a blessing in that you don’t have to worry about more people, or more importantly, feed those extra people, if you provided lunch. So you can easily see that it’s all positive all around if you just make it a 8×4 play area. Anything else cannot compare, so get on the 8×4 hype train and bring out those giant boards!
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