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Brother Antonios
07-09-2006, 06:27
What is the world record? I've read on these forums about 5,000 points a side battles.

What is the single largest battle in 40K history?

xibo
07-09-2006, 06:51
What is the world record? I've read on these forums about 5,000 points a side battles.

What is the single largest battle in 40K history?

surely not 5k. We had a 10k battle at the start of the medusa v champaign.
i guess about 50k, because you require a HUGE table for that

Sekhmet
07-09-2006, 08:30
at GW LA Battle Bunker, the end of medusa was like a 2000 pt per person mega battle... with like 10 ppl per side or so. There were baneblades (plural), a revenant titan, warhound titan, about 30 tanks per side, hundreds of infantry... it took a long time to play out.

3 0f 6
07-09-2006, 08:38
I was part of a 6 player 25,000pt battle a few years back, that was plain nutts....

Isambard
07-09-2006, 08:41
I was in a 30k per side battle in 2nd ed, which at the time was nuts. It would translate to about 15k per side now.

We played on a 40'x8' (or so) table over 3 days.

There were some insane moments - a virus outbreak taking out 200 gretchin in one go, a unit of termies trashing a gorgon with 2k of models inside.

Fun :)

3 0f 6
07-09-2006, 09:01
nice, the battle i was in was 3rd edition and i have pictures, woooooooot the genestealer quarter (yes that many of them) got pwned over 2 turns of shooting from an 8,000pt blood angels force haha

Griffin
07-09-2006, 09:14
omfg - A battle that large must be insane.

Sinedia
07-09-2006, 09:56
Largest battle I ever participated in was a 9,000 pts battle, 4,500 per side...
Took us the larger part of the day to play out...

It was very cool, but to say I would do it again..

EDIT: just looked at my gallery and saw it was 9,000 pts :D

Reflex
07-09-2006, 10:14
thje largest battle i have ever witnesses was 20 players per side taking 1500 points each. i was there for about half an hour and they just finished the shooting phase of turn 2 for the side that went first. it was 30,000 points a side. it was the imperium Vs aliens.

the aliens went second. the imperirum got trashed though, titans and baneblades do not last against tau. in the first turn of alien shooting, the imperium lost 4 baneblades, 2 warhound titans, and a stormblade (ohh exotic...). i belive Tau are a very angry race...

Glabro
07-09-2006, 10:16
The largest recorded battle of Warhammer 40.000 that I know of took place quite some years ago.

It was briefly featured in the UK WD (don´t remember the issue, but between 270 and 295 I would guess).

It was not 20.000 points per side, nor was it double that.

It was, and this is official, a quarter of a million points per side (250 000), featuring Titans in the correct scale, etc. It was part of a charity fundraising event for an UK club, and I think they were going for the Guinness Book of Records.

Barbarossa
07-09-2006, 12:06
The largest battle I ever was in had 24000 points per side. It was me and a friend against 5 other guys. After 3 days we had arrived at the end of turn 4 and called it over.
Would have been interesting though to see the remaining 2 turns unfold.

Tyra_Nid
07-09-2006, 12:16
Biggest points game ive seen was the one you can see here (http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Massive%2040k%20Massive/).

I think it was around 40k points all up, but we werent particularly fussed about the specifics...

hellfire
07-09-2006, 12:32
105,000 points

heretic
07-09-2006, 13:12
Largest battle I've taken part in was 80k points, 40k per side.

it was IG vs Orks and Eldar, and even included flyers. We got 3 turns done, however it took 4 hours.

Tarquinn
07-09-2006, 13:28
One MILLION points. Mwahahaha!

http://www.wawnews.com/pictures/drevil.jpg

Gen.Steiner
07-09-2006, 13:43
The largest recorded battle of Warhammer 40.000 that I know of took place quite some years ago.

It was briefly featured in the UK WD (donīt remember the issue, but between 270 and 295 I would guess).

It was not 20.000 points per side, nor was it double that.

It was, and this is official, a quarter of a million points per side (250 000), featuring Titans in the correct scale, etc. It was part of a charity fundraising event for an UK club, and I think they were going for the Guinness Book of Records.

This is correct. It was the largest game ever IIRC, and raised money for (I think) a Cerebral Palsy charity.

Although, if Tarquin's right, then they've been booted out of the top spot. :p

Calif
07-09-2006, 17:20
The largest battle my friends and I have been around 150 000 points EACH SIDE(This were the final in local-club tournament). We played on a 60 by 20 foot board. And took 1 1/2 weeks to play, where 1 day where only for deployment!

VetSgtNamaan
07-09-2006, 17:29
Wow my biggest battle was only when I fielded the deathwing company a paltry 6500 pts.

Da Reddaneks
07-09-2006, 19:25
12,000 point. 6000 points of orks vs 6000 points of spacemarines. stupid store closed and kicked us out before we could finish!

Chaplin Loki
07-09-2006, 22:47
Chicago battle bunker had a 100k of marines vs. 100k of all else during the opening weeks of Medusa V. It was featured in the 2nd week of the Medusa V battle zone Hydra e-mail updates.

It took up most every board in the store, featured several titans both Imperial and Chaos, a bio titan (maybe two, I don't recall) 2 Thunder hawks, several different fliers (I don't know enough about them to distinguish them by sight) some giant Necron artillery piece thing, and a squiggoth.

There was also another battle towards the end of Medusa, just before the Chicago Games Day that featured the giant wall from GD that they made as well as 6 Tables of city fight behind the walls. All Imperials were on the walls or in the City and everyone else was attacking the walls. Not sure on the point total but there was a bigger turn out than the 200k-point game.

The games take most all day to get through and are played by 30+ people, turns have to be done on a time system to get things moving, so if time is called and you haven’t done your assault phase yet, tuff.

Overlord Krycis
07-09-2006, 22:57
I and a few (!) friends had a 120'000pt battle...it took 5 days to play and lasted 8 turns.
It was Chaos Marines vs Imperial Marines and was absolutely brilliant. The best part was when the ENTIRE FIRST COMPANY of the Imperial Forces 'Deep-Striked' 12" from our lines...
I wish I had taken pictures...