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Sekhmet
01-06-2006, 03:02
What's your favorite game size to play, in terms of points?

For example, if you chose 1500, that means each player gets 1500 points.

Mantan
01-06-2006, 03:31
I like good ol' fashioned 3000 point games. I also enjoy 2000 point games.

I certainly enjoy 3000 points more, but I need to proxy alot of stuff, which can certainly be annoying.

2000 point games are usually my stand-by, they don't last an afternoon and I have the models to play it.

Alco Engineer
01-06-2006, 03:44
2000pts are good. You can usually get most of what you wnat to take, and a few casulaties mean that you can still adapt you battle plan. 1500 is good for a quick game and can be fun too.

When games get too big (like 3000) I usually prefer to play 2 players per side so that it doesn't get tedious in you opponents movement and shooting phase

Coffee Man
01-06-2006, 03:51
4000 pts all the way, 2 full force org charts. At that point, you can take pretty much however you want, and it seems that the game moves away from hyper-efficient list building to more grand interacting strategies. Granted, the guys I play with use it as an opportunity to take an extremely varied army, and min maxing at this point could get nasty, but I've never seen it.

Sekhmet
01-06-2006, 03:52
I really like combat patrols... Don't know why..

Ardathair
01-06-2006, 04:46
Voted 2000, usually play 1850 though because the local gamers want to play tournament legel.

I like larger games as a change of pace, but I couldn't stand for every game I play to be 6,000 plus pts.

langolas
01-06-2006, 04:48
I prefer medium games, around 1500 points. Large enough to put in some juicier units, but not too huge to take FOREVER for movement ;)

Sekhmet
01-06-2006, 05:33
When did the tournament standard become 1850 pts?

Long_Fang
01-06-2006, 05:43
1500 all the way. makes for nice fun games where you still have room to place things!

also where I play, a lot of people prefer to play 1500 games....so I've grown to love it.

AventineCrusader
01-06-2006, 06:00
2,000 points is the Tourney standard around here, plus its what I own! But I certainly vary it up, Combat Patrol, 750, 1,000, 1,500, 15,000 point multi-player games, its all good! Some small sizes can be constricting for some armies though:( .

Crusader

EmperorsChamp01
01-06-2006, 06:03
I really like 1500 pts and 2000 pts. I like 1500 pts because you can be done I like 3 hours if your really thinking tactically and i like 2000 pts because its a slug fest all the way to the end.

starlight
01-06-2006, 06:47
Go big or go home.:evilgrin:

Spamus Eatus
01-06-2006, 07:08
I tend to play around 1500 or 1700 points, depending on my mood and how much time there is to play. I prefer 1700 'cause it allows you to field lots of really cool stuff or bring out the big numbers. Like the 8-man Termie assault squad riding around in the crusader kind of thing.:skull:

RampagingRavener
01-06-2006, 08:03
4000 pts all the way, 2 full force org charts. At that point, you can take pretty much however you want, and it seems that the game moves away from hyper-efficient list building to more grand interacting strategies. Granted, the guys I play with use it as an opportunity to take an extremely varied army, and min maxing at this point could get nasty, but I've never seen it.

Couldn't have put it better myself. Theres really nothing quite like watching almost 5000 points of Tyranids and Eldar clashing with each other.

On a side note, anyone ever tried 4000 points on a 4x4 table? It's insane.

Steel_Legion
01-06-2006, 08:19
my fave it the 1500, as its the common one by where i go, but you gotta love a 4000point game with 2 FO charts and i think it had 14 tanks aswell...

Tarquinn
01-06-2006, 09:26
Between 1000 and 2000 Points.

But I also like combat patrols.

lord_blackfang
01-06-2006, 09:43
Bigger = Better

Sadly, we usually play 1500 :(

Vanger
01-06-2006, 11:32
I like to play Combat Patrol as well, but most of the time stick to 2000 poitns. Let's you field the things you want (termies an Landraiders are still a bit expensive as SM command squads) and you don't have to depend so heavily on one or two units. And I like the fact, that in big games characters aren't so constraining.

GodofWarTx
01-06-2006, 12:09
The smaller a game is, the more likely freak dice rolling will decide key points in a game. The bigger the game/the more dice are rolled, the rolls will average out.

Therefore, the bigger the game + correctly sized table takes away the generalship in army building to a degree, and more into strategy and tactics used on the tabletop.

god octo
01-06-2006, 12:12
i voted for 1500, simply because thats what im heading for with my army. my first ever battle was a 45oo points game, with 4 of us. i didnt have an army at the time, so my and my friend controlled his tau, and took on dark eldar and eldar. it was pure chaos.

Jellicoe
01-06-2006, 12:27
2000 points gives lots of options, lots of variety and a good punch up - requires a big board to provide appropriate tactical opportunities.

1500 is better for quick games and requires a lot more thought in terms of list selection which is quite a good exercise in its own right

Wraithbored
01-06-2006, 12:35
2000 pts is king for me followed by 1500, and everything in between! :D

Kriegsherr
01-06-2006, 14:42
mostly I play 500, 750 and 1000 as I like a lot of room on the table for moving around. And beeing forced to really make decisions when chosing an army.

And because of my eternal hate of the redundant choice armies (3 devastor squads or 9 speeders for example instead of devastor, whirlwind and land raider or 3 speeder, bikesquad and assault squad). The less points, the less redundancy possible.

And lastly because I'm a slow painter. So no 100+ mini armies for me :)

ghost hunter
01-06-2006, 14:45
2000 is the standard size army at my shop so i voted that

ShadowHawk
01-06-2006, 14:54
the bigger the better! i try never to miss an opportunity to field multiple org charts, and my whole army, can't play titans and superheavies without a second org chart

Wolf Scout Ewan
01-06-2006, 15:29
At our club we usually play 1850 but lower depending.

I like big games.

Doomclaw
01-06-2006, 15:29
The bigger the better, especially because then you'l only play against non tournie players(a lot of them here).
And those people will let me use my LatD, and it's really cool to have hundreds of mutants walking across the board.

Rlyehable
01-06-2006, 17:39
I prefer 1500 and 1000 point games.

It forces some choices to be made as to what to bring.
I find the games where you can bring just about everything you want to be boring.

Also, I have found that high point games disadvange shooty armies, as it can force them closer to the enemy than they want due to lack of deployment space.

Rabid Bunny 666
01-06-2006, 17:41
1,500 pts

Not too big, not too small.

impending slaughter
01-06-2006, 17:47
My fav is 1250pts. I find 1500pt games take a bit too long to play for my tastes

revford
01-06-2006, 18:52
I've got to agree with Combat Patrol fans here, skirmishes are the way for me as we usually play on a 4x4 table.

With Combat Patrol you can get 5-6 games in over an afternoon with a few players.

I do play 1500 pts and sometimes 100 pts too, but I'd rather a variety of foes than one long slog.

More than 1500 pts and I need to get the other table out to go 6x4 which is a pain. That's a depresing thought, my favoured game size is party down to being too lazy to move the sofa. :-/=

Serpent
01-06-2006, 18:56
1750 points. Standard points value around here is 1700, but i find with the extra 50 points, I can get another two Storm Claws... :rolleyes:

Serpent

mattjgilbert
01-06-2006, 18:59
1500 points.

We are currently playing 750 point games on 4x4 boards using the combat patrol limitations. These are good fun and make you think a bit more about what to take.

Sekhmet
01-06-2006, 19:30
that's a good idea, 750 pts with combat patrol limitations!

blackroyal
01-06-2006, 19:42
I like to go bigger. At that point I can have my nids how I like them with hundreds of guants. I can also fit in 20+ warriors too! Not to mention MC's and other medium bugs.

boogle
01-06-2006, 19:44
3000 points as it takes all day to play and you can have fun with your army selection

Sekhmet
01-06-2006, 20:29
No one likes Kill-Team?

boogle
01-06-2006, 20:35
I love it, but i love massive games a lot more

primarch16
01-06-2006, 20:49
I'm a 1000 points man. Games dont take too long, not as much to paint. I do like 1500 points but its rare I get to play them so I adapt to 1k.

Vanger
01-06-2006, 21:36
A reasonable IG army, starts at 1500 points.

revford
01-06-2006, 22:03
No one likes Kill-Team?

I love the idea of Kill Team, it's just doesn't work well which is a real shame.

That's why I'm hoping for a Kill-Team OF DEATH! expansion with a more developed system for commando missions.

To be absolutely clear I've not heard any rumours of any such thing, only something I hope they do. Just a mad wish-list thing like plastic greatcoat guard and a forgeworld buy none-get-one-free sale. :-}=

boogle
01-06-2006, 22:49
the problem with Kill Team is the team has to maintain coherency, which detracts from their 'Special Ops' feel

starlight
01-06-2006, 22:53
I like games at any level, by I prefer larger games.:D

Kill Team? Combat Patrol? Bring 'em on!

It's just that when we only get one pick, I prefer larger games.:D

Kriegsherr
01-06-2006, 22:55
Kill Team of Death.

Man.... thats name for something that really Kicks a**! :)

Kill Team of Death from Hell.... a well I stop now :)


They should go away further from the core rules for kill team. Make it more of a "standalone" game. I really liked playing =I= with the 40k minis.

Tonberry
01-06-2006, 22:57
The bigger the better, 4000pts ftw!

Ardathair
02-06-2006, 01:34
The bigger the better, 4000pts ftw!

Have played 20,000 points per side.

Next stop 40,000 points per side.

Real 40K! :D

revford
02-06-2006, 09:03
Kill Team of Death.

Man.... thats name for something that really Kicks a**! :)

Kill Team of Death from Hell.... a well I stop now :)

All future expansions should be called ..OF DEATH! in honour of the spectacular Cities OF DEATH!


the problem with Kill Team is the team has to maintain coherency, which detracts from their 'Special Ops' feel


They should go away further from the core rules for kill team. Make it more of a "standalone" game. I really liked playing =I= with the 40k minis.

We tried splitting the team, it sounded such a good idea, however it just made things worse.

The problem is that it comes down to "can my 160pts of special forces top shelf troopers kill 3 normal guys a turn?", it became painfully obvious to us all that the simple way to complete missions is to move about killing one brute squad at a time and then walk to the objective when they are all dead.

I didn't even break any comp rules, use a specially picked tooled up squad or even my full points allowance and still it was far too easy to just shoot my way through. Sneaking about just gave the Brutes player more time and chances to get his squads together.

Breaking up the Kill Team would have made it easier as I could have killed more than one brute squad a turn.

As a small skirmish game, I'd have to plug Legends of the Old West, from Warhammer Historical. Someone should 40K that system up and release that as Space Legends of the Future West OF DEATH!

Inquisitor in 40K scale could be cool, I'll have to have a look at that.

cookiescrumble
02-06-2006, 09:09
I voted for 1500. But i have started to play bigger games and found them alot different and still alot of fun.

KingNova3000
02-06-2006, 09:14
2000+ really, anything 2000 or more I consider to be very fun. The largest 1 on 1 game I've had was 5000pts, that was buckets of fun, two force org. charts marines allied with Tau, great fun.

Great Harlequin
02-06-2006, 11:31
I enjoy playing at 1500 point levels, as they provide you with a fairly quick game, but it allows you to use a sizeable chunk of your army at the same time.

But, I perhaps enjoy playing Combat Patrol (Doubles style usually), the most, as it's so much fun. Especially at torunaments, because it's such a different atmosphere to how things like the GT works. Probably the best tournaments I've been to have been the Doubles.

Fallen Angel
02-06-2006, 11:32
I quite enjoy playing 2000pts as everyone normally plays 1500pts so its different and gives you that much more space to throw in the stuff that you normally never use. Also it shifts the metagame nicely.

HPD_Andy
02-06-2006, 11:32
While I plan everything around 1500 I find I can get eveything I actually want in the 1750-1850 range.

Hlokk
02-06-2006, 11:43
I love 500 point games or 1000 point. Anything larger and the experience really depends on the opponent and the environment. Theres a lot to be said for playing 2000pts outside in the summer.

The Judge
02-06-2006, 12:34
1500pts is what I play, but the bigger the better!

Just finding opponents is the problem, unless you want to proxy stuff.