Placing terrain pieces

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Placing terrain pieces

Post by Fab » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:33 am

During the terrain selection phase I choose, among others, a double-sized wood 8MUx12MU.

I numbered it n.1.

In the drawn terrain card the n.1 location is along a side edge.

Referring to 13.2 a terrain piece placed in contact with an edge may be up to 6x16 MU.

The short side of my wood is longer than the allowed dimension.

Should I discard it ?

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Re: Placing terrain pieces

Post by David Kuijt » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:17 pm

The longer-skinnier size is an option, not an overriding requirement. Your 8x12mu piece is fine.

We'll look to see if we need to be more clear, but the idea is to support terrain that is not an oval-ish thing, but is a half-ovalish thing with the other half flat, as if some mighty person with a knife had taken a large ovalish shape and chopped it in half lengthwise. Place the large chopped half up against the map edge.

Images would probably help here.
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Re: Placing terrain pieces

Post by Fab » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:20 pm

Yes, I think it should be more clear.

With so many lawyers around...

And again : a piece placed in contact with an edge may be up to 6x16 MU, but a piece of terrain cannot be more than 12MU long so it seems a useless specification.

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Re: Placing terrain pieces

Post by David Kuijt » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:26 pm

Fab wrote:Yes, I think it should be more clear.
We'll take it on.
Fab wrote: With so many lawyers around...

And again : a piece placed in contact with an edge may be up to 6x16 MU, but a piece of terrain cannot be more than 12MU long so it seems a useless specification.
I think you misunderstood my response. Edge pieces get an exception to the 8x12 rule. They can be longer and thinner (6x16), to allow for half-pieces placed against the edge as I described.

Here's a quick-and-dirty image:
Edge Terrain.jpg
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Re: Placing terrain pieces

Post by Fab » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:43 pm

But I have to choose my terrain piece (8x12 max) before knowing where in the board it will drop, i.e. before knowing it could have been 16 MU long.

Unless we assume that terrain n. 1 (and n.5) drop always on a board edge (as it is, by the way).

Is this the case ?

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Re: Placing terrain pieces

Post by David Kuijt » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:52 pm

Fab wrote:But I have to choose my terrain piece (8x12 max) before knowing where in the board it will drop, i.e. before knowing it could have been 16 MU long.

Unless we assume that terrain n. 1 (and n.5) drop always on a board edge (as it is, by the way).

Is this the case ?
1 and 5 are always on a board edge, correct. So you can choose your terrain piece knowing that.
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Re: Placing terrain pieces

Post by Fab » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:53 pm

Now everything is clear !

Thank you
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