View Full Version : LotR movement trays

01-09-2012, 13:39
Im going to be starting a daemons of chaos army soon that can also be played in 40k and was wondering if anyone knew if the lotr War of the ring movement trays were allowed in tournaments and if they produced the same frontage as a normal ranked unit?

01-09-2012, 16:05
They don't give the right frontage. I think some third party company make movement trays that work the way you want though. Can't remember their name.

01-09-2012, 16:08
litko aerosystems makes movement trrays that have the correct frontage.

01-09-2012, 16:46
The round bases fit comfortably into the standard GW movement trays, you can fill in the gaps or magnetize the bases to stop them wobbling.

01-09-2012, 16:57
That's not really the solution, as movement trays should not be counted for distances, frontage etc. IIRC

02-09-2012, 07:19
Has anyone got any links to some good third party movement trays for this?

03-09-2012, 16:54
That's not really the solution, as movement trays should not be counted for distances, frontage etc. IIRC

Yes, the rim of the tray should not be counted; however the tray inside of the rim and around the round bases clearly marks where a square base would be.

Although if I was you I'd mount your deamons on square bases to start with, and use them that way for 40k - there it matters a lot less. You can even mark out the circle with paint to show the 'active' base size if you are especially anal, since on rare occasions a template might clip a corner or something. A circle of ash and grass on the remaning corners would look cool - as if the deamon burned the ground around it as it popped into existance.

03-09-2012, 17:05
If someone uses GW modular tray, than the inside is offset from the bases because GW made an internal margin Heaven-Knows-Why.

03-09-2012, 17:23
You still count a 23mm base as a 25mm base anyway. Just use the GW Modular movement tray.

03-09-2012, 17:29
But that's the problem with the modular trays - in addition to the x*y of 20/25 mm squares they add an extra few millimetres of a margin.

03-09-2012, 18:58
So, in short, people shouldn't bother with a few mm because nothing is measured just right anyway? ;)

03-09-2012, 19:22
Well, yes. :)