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T.W. Man
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Just a very quick question: in general, how much table surface do you need to play this game?
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I'd say 2 feet by 3 feet is enough for a one-on-one match.

We used a 4 feet by 8 feet space for a five-on-five match a couple of weeks ago at Skirmish '08, which also works out to about six square feet per combatant pair.
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    I've played 1-on-1 dogfights on a 4-foot round table with excellent results. You have to play the edge as well as the other player but that adds to the game.

    Bigger may not necessarily be better.

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A typical card table is enough for small battles. Any more than that and you spend way too much time closing, which is tactically uninteresting.
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For demos I've had 10 and (once) 11 people on a 4x 8 table. Makes for a 'target rich' environment, but never felt too crowded.

Doing this with minies, you definitely want to keep each plane's card handy, for there will be times when you need to put cards on the table because a space does get crowded.

When the game first came out, I was disappointed in the size of the cards. But I've gotten used to them, and realize the effect on playing space is another place where bigger would not be better.
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wow, this many answers in half an hour

Well, I guess the table I have (about 4ftx4ft) is plenty of space then. Thanks for the quick answers!
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Our main playing surface is two meters square. This seems ideal.
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clearclaw wrote:
Our main playing surface is two meters square. This seems ideal.


    Too big. Try using a quarter of it and you get the Jack Dempsy effect. The Fokkers really come alive in the tight space.

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Sagrilarus wrote:
clearclaw wrote:
Our main playing surface is two meters square. This seems ideal.


    Too big. Try using a quarter of it and you get the Jack Dempsy effect. The Fokkers really come alive in the tight space.


We've played on smaller surfaces. For a while our main area was just over a meter square, then a 1.5 meter circle, then 2x1 meters and finally 2 meters square. The 2 square meter playfield has proven the most interesting.
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clearclaw wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
clearclaw wrote:
Our main playing surface is two meters square. This seems ideal.


    Too big. Try using a quarter of it and you get the Jack Dempsy effect. The Fokkers really come alive in the tight space.


We've played on smaller surfaces. For a while our main area was just over a meter square, then a 1.5 meter circle, then 2x1 meters and finally 2 meters square. The 2 square meter playfield has proven the most interesting.


    That's curious. We started bigger and moved smaller.

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Our regular weekly game nights are in a pub - so we play on a pool table.

Worked well so far with 4, 5 and 6 players.
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Thomas_de_Monet wrote:
Our regular weekly game nights are in a pub - so we play on a pool table.
Worked well so far with 4, 5 and 6 players.


Hey Stu:

I would show up for that. I did not know there was any Wings OF War action at the German Club. PM me or Email me if you want to plan for a game. I have all the minis so far and would dearly like to get a large scale game in.
-Matt
 
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clearclaw wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
clearclaw wrote:
Our main playing surface is two meters square. This seems ideal.


    Too big. Try using a quarter of it and you get the Jack Dempsy effect. The Fokkers really come alive in the tight space.


We've played on smaller surfaces. For a while our main area was just over a meter square, then a 1.5 meter circle, then 2x1 meters and finally 2 meters square. The 2 square meter playfield has proven the most interesting.


    I'll eat a bit of crow on this one. I got the opportunity to play Wings of War: The Dawn of World War II and the smaller table was insufficient. The biplanes can spin on a wingtip, but the WWII planes do not turn quickly at all. I recommend at least 4x4 feet, more if you can get it.

             Sag.


 
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