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How big would you make your tiles??

Postby phoenixcinder » Thursday February 28th, 2019 12:02am

I am currently in the process of redoing the entire board. Still in the testing phase, trying to nail down the right size for the squares
The floor on the left in this pic are 30mm on a 3x3 square grid.
The floor on the right in this pic are 35mm on a 3x4 grid
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I am also going to be building walls which will be 8mm thick
This is a test wall
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Wondering if you were to redo the board. Or if you have already. How wide would you make the squares? 30, 35, higher, lower? and why?

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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby Maurice76 » Thursday February 28th, 2019 5:21am

The smallest rooms should probably be the benchmark for the size of the tiles. The thickness of the walls has biggest impact there, after all. You still want to be able to place everything in such a room, without cramping stuff up against the walls, possibly pushing the walls aside.

How do you plan to fix the walls to the tiles? Or will they just be freely standing on the board? What dimensions are you planning on creating?


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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday February 28th, 2019 5:22am

I'm going 40 mm because I use round bases. That way a 40 mm round base still fits in one square and rules for different base sizes become easy.
For example, up to four goblins can be in one square with all the rule consequences that has.
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby j_dean80 » Thursday February 28th, 2019 8:02am

I would go with 30mm so the furniture fits properly. The bookcase is supposed to cover 3 squares, unless you are trying to micro-size the furniture for more space to fight. Lot of people don't like the cramped rooms where all 4 Heroes can't join the fight. I actually like it as it provides more tactical fighting for Heroes to figure out, or they split up making it even better for the EWP.
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby whitebeard » Thursday February 28th, 2019 9:52am

I do 35mm. The board fits on a regular table and there is enough room for a mini on either side of a door.

In the rare event of a 40mm base (my river trolls are on 40mm SQUARE bases) they only overhang by 2.5mm.

You are making your own board and walls... make or buy extra scatter terrain as well. So that a table which needs to take up 6 squares is a banquet table with a bunch of chairs and benches. Same goes for book cases and everything else. You will really enjoy the extra space.

I reprinted the map on my 3D printer, so I have the flat walls. Your doors will need to drop over top of your walls. You probably want 40mm tiles.


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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby Anderas » Thursday February 28th, 2019 9:54am

I was going with 30mm because the entire board fits nicely on my table then. Also many things in this forum are already scaled to 30mm.

For your thick walls, on the other hand the 35mm squares are great. Then the walls can take some space without cramping the board.


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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby mitchiemasha » Thursday February 28th, 2019 11:26am

35 is too big for my taste.


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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby Thor-in » Thursday February 28th, 2019 11:43am

I kind of like both.

30mm is more "realistic" looking in comparison to the furniture.
35mm is a little bigger and more "unrealistic" looking in comparison to the furniture, but would make placing figures easier in the rooms.

But I would have to agree with a few of the inn members and go with the 30mm tiles.
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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby lestodante » Thursday February 28th, 2019 1:13pm

30mm x 30mm are the best choice in my opinion.


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Re: How big would you make your tiles??

Postby phoenixcinder » Thursday February 28th, 2019 3:03pm

Biggest issue I am having are those single wide lanes around the main room in the middle . Even at 35mm squares the bigger miniatures will not fit after the walls are in

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