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martin goddard

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Prompted by an idea
« on: November 21, 2020, 06:21:13 PM »
I saw somewhere on the internet a very interesting idea.
Upon this idea I suggest the following.

All too often a nice measurement system for 15mm needs changing for smaller or larger figure sizes.

Solution
Make a new ruler up in pretend inches.

e.g. BAW is used for 15mm games quite often.
A player wishes to use it for 10mm figures.
Create a ruler marked in pretend inches.
Each "inch" could be 18mm or whatever is wished.
Create a ruler marked 1-12 inches. But on this rule each inch only measure 18mm.
Then no need to re interpret the rules. Just use the pretend inch rule.

Splendid?

martin :)
 

Leslie BT

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Re: Prompted by an idea
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 06:32:25 PM »
Martin 'Bataille Empire' uses 'UD's to get over this problem.

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Re: Prompted by an idea
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 06:46:40 PM »
Probably not dissimilar to those rules that measure in base widths?

For DBA and DBM I have custom rulers marked with the movement of certain troop types. Actual measurements don't come into it.

I guess grids are just a 2-dimensional version of the same thing?

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Re: Prompted by an idea
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 06:59:46 PM »
There's a number of rule sets which use the width of the base as the unit of measurement.

There's always the option of course to keep the same base sizes and just change the number of figures on them, though works better in going down in size of figures than going up.  After all, except in the caase of skirmish games where the figure height matches the ground scale, the size of the figure isn't relevant. 

Besides, surely all this 'measuring movement' is just so old-fashioned?  Squares have a few drawbacks but offer so much convenience - you should try them  ;)

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Re: Prompted by an idea
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 08:10:11 PM »
I made a pair of 18mm inch rulers a couple of years back to allow me to play 7'x5' scenarios. You have to wonder why such massive tables were used when the likely buyers of such a scenario book were most likely to use a 6'x4' or smaller table size.

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Re: Prompted by an idea
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 08:37:04 AM »
Yes Andy. That is the type of situation i was thinking of.


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