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shin'keiro
29-11-2015, 02:36
Been discussing this with a couple of friends and I was just curious on how many points you 'usually' play in normal games of 40k

We usually play 2000 points in our group.

Larkyn
29-11-2015, 02:58
None of the above. 1,250 points.

shin'keiro
29-11-2015, 03:10
Is that on a 4 x 4 ?

Asi the Red
29-11-2015, 03:18
Standard games in my group are 1000-1500 points on a 4' x 6' table.
We find that many points forces you to make decisions on your list building instead of merely taking everything you want and deciding which units you want extra of. For three of our four players a 2000 point game would mean every model we own and then heaping upgrades on things to finish the rest of the points out.
Additionally we find that we can get in two 1000 - 1250 point games in the time we meet, going up to 1500 generally limits all of us to one game. Not sure we'd have the time to even finish a 2000 point game...

The Black Shield
29-11-2015, 03:18
The standard point cost at my local store is 1500.

Wolf Lord Balrog
29-11-2015, 03:29
1,850 to 2,000 is standard here. People want to fit in all their Formations and huge things/deathstars. I'd prefer old-school 1,500 games, but I seem to be alone in that here.

Perth
29-11-2015, 05:11
1500 is the standard around the shop, in general we drop below that much more than we go abover though.

That's great for me, as I love playing in the 1000-1500 bracket. The games feel more like 5th ed and they're quick enough to get several in.

Lost Egg
29-11-2015, 07:27
Usually 400 to 1000pts though I also play kill team...I think your poll needs values of less than 1.5k ;)

Dkoz
29-11-2015, 13:03
With the ITC format becoming more and more prevalent I've been playing more games at 1850. It's a pretty good limit because it also allows you to add in a few formations and other special thing with out it being to overwhelming.

Marshal
29-11-2015, 13:08
Most games outside of my home are 1850. Any games played at my home are either 1850 or 3-4k (got a game later on today that's 3k... Tau vs Eldar/Dark Eldar...). Because neither mine nor my buddy's armies are focused into taking a lot of super douche things because we like options, larger games for us tend to have a large mix of things and there's no way to fully account for anything. Plus losing a unit or even an important unit has very little effect on a game of that size (unless it's literally taking up 1k of your points or something, but either way, you generally have so much other things around that you can bubblewrap anything you need).

Aluinn
29-11-2015, 16:26
1,500. Veteran players often want to play more because they want to use all their toys, and new players often want to play less (which I'm happier to oblige, and personally like 1,000 just fine), but I guess that's the average.

We also do a lot of team games which are technically large, but with each player usually fielding 1,500 or less.

My own ideal game size is 1,500, as I find that allows you a lot of freedom in list building, but keeps the games quick, fairly balanced (less saturation with whatever single type of thing that requires a hard-ish counter), and is a a size that isn't quite so utterly discouraging when new players look at the prospect of getting an army bought, built and painted (and as a result, I see more fully painted armies, and more players overall, when we don't go past it).

My experience with 2,000 or more is that competitive players will just build redundancy into their list, so e.g. instead of two Riptides I'll see three. I don't find that this actually makes games any more interesting at all, because nothing fundamentally different is happening, and the tactics are about the same -- it's just more expensive, and more time-consuming.

MasterCrafted
29-11-2015, 18:31
Yeah couldn't vote on this. Play either kill team or 1250 points, which would be a big game for us! Play on a 5' x 3' dining table, but been meaning to get a proper board done for ages

insectum7
29-11-2015, 20:22
1850 tournament legal lists here. I don't always know what tournament/s exactly, but many of our players partake in them. So there's a general consensus around building lists that are compatible with tourneys, and players will get practice games in. I know a couple guys are getting ready for the LVO.

Makes things easy for me though, all I have to do is maintain a competitive 1850 and I can drop in and get a decent game without much hassle.

The Black Shield
29-11-2015, 21:37
The guys in my store also go on about tournaments, but as far as I know there are not any in my state. A few of us are thinking about playing a 2000 point list for 30K play.

HammerofThunor
30-11-2015, 07:37
Another for none of the above. 1000 points to us, unless we do a big game (1250 points). I quite like 500 points as well.

mikesmight123
30-11-2015, 08:25
1500 here, also I'm wondering what the average is for each country.

Dreadknight
30-11-2015, 10:14
Almost all serious games here are 1850. For fun/thematic games anything that fits the story is used.

WarsmithGarathor94
30-11-2015, 10:40
We play most of the time a max of 1500 points at my store we can play bigger games though but they take alot longer

shin'keiro
30-11-2015, 10:56
Some great answers there - thanks guys

MajorWesJanson
30-11-2015, 11:12
I and a friend frequently do more narrative games at 3000-4000 points a side.

Rabbitden
30-11-2015, 11:52
We play 2000pts as standard on a 4'x6' table. (It would be 4'x8' but we lost one of our boards and can't be arsed to replace it.) We occasionally play 1500pts and our apoc games are 5000pts each side.

murgel2006
30-11-2015, 15:10
I and a friend frequently do more narrative games at 3000-4000 points a side.

We do narrative almost exclusively. Regular results make for a few scouting games at 500 to 1k. Then a few preliminary skirmish-battles 1500 to 1850 and then 1-5 regular battles at 2k min. open end.
BAsic setup for our campaigns is to build an army with 5k to 8k. All losses during the campaign are losses (model wise) so you have to preserve forces....

Denny
30-11-2015, 15:11
1500. Its a nice full sized game but doesn't take up my entire afternoon.

Larkyn
30-11-2015, 16:43
Is that on a 4 x 4 ?

Nope, standard 6 x 4, usually with lots of terrain. My buddy and I usually only have an hour and a half or so to play, so we like to do small games that we can finish in that time frame.

deathrain-commander
30-11-2015, 16:58
Our group often has a problem with having many more players than tables, so we often end up with 2 on 2 or 2 on 1 games. For 2 on 2, we usually do 1500 points each, with 2 on 1 being 2 1500 point armies vs. 1 3k army. When we have a chance to play one on one, it's usually 2000-3000 points.

Splen
30-11-2015, 17:10
It really depends who I'm playing with and where. If it's at my local club or in the GW store I stick to 1500. At mates houses or with our semi-annual pilgrimage to warhammer world it's more likely to be 2000 or 2500.

Splen
30-11-2015, 17:11
Our group often has a problem with having many more players than tables, so we often end up with 2 on 2 or 2 on 1 games. For 2 on 2, we usually do 1500 points each, with 2 on 1 being 2 1500 point armies vs. 1 3k army. When we have a chance to play one on one, it's usually 2000-3000 (tel:2000-3000) points. this too! (More words)

Grand Master Raziel
30-11-2015, 18:07
My group usually plays 1500pts, but we're starting to play some 1850pt games because people want to include flyers and such. We also do a 40% Troops requirement on all lists, which helps hold down the cheese and really smooths out the power differential between the "power" codexes and the "weak" ones. Our winningest player plays Sisters of Battle.

Okuto
30-11-2015, 19:27
usually 200-400 pt or 1500 is about right. Haven't played a 2k game in awhile

jeffersonian000
30-11-2015, 22:11
1500 or 1850, rarely anything else.

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stroller
30-11-2015, 22:41
1000 - 1500 here. Mostly 1000 for quicker games and making choices, with occasional bumps up to 1500.

dblaz3r
01-12-2015, 03:35
I haven't played for awhile but when I did against my brother we'd play 2000 points each. When I start going to the local store I'll probably down size to 1500.

Lost Egg
01-12-2015, 08:21
1,500. Veteran players often want to play more because they want to use all their toys, and new players often want to play less (which I'm happier to oblige, and personally like 1,000 just fine), but I guess that's the average.

I'm a vet (28 years...whoa) but I still prefer the smaller games, Kill Team, 400, 500, 800, 1000pts. In smaller games each loss can really affect the outcome, for me it leads to more tense games.

Angelwing
01-12-2015, 17:54
1000-1500 pts for me, using 6x4 table. Occasional increase up to 2000, but that is rare.