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Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby Alptraumsong » Wed May 23, 2018 7:44 am

Have the ITF markers from 2016/2017, and I've seen other ones done, but is there a standard size used in tournaments? Not an issue for casual play IMO, but I want to build themed ones for a few armies.

I think 40mm bases might be standard?
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Re: Standard Tactical Marker Size

Postby burstear » Wed May 23, 2018 8:12 am

i used 40mm basses (enough space to make a nice theme scene) that said... to capture a objective marker is measured from center of the objective...so regardless of size the closest to the center has it.

i used to do 25mm base but to small for nice themes. so i switched to 40mm
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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby Alptraumsong » Wed May 23, 2018 10:36 am

Ah hold up.

Chapter Approved pg80 says that 40mm "is definitely the best size."
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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby Darkavatar » Wed May 23, 2018 10:54 am

I've actually seen people make objectives that are about 40mm, but then made a second flat circle underneath measuring exactly to 3" from the center, so that there is no argument on if a model is close enough or not.

Very practical... but not nearly as pretty
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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby Alptraumsong » Wed May 23, 2018 2:24 pm

Darkavatar wrote:I've actually seen people make objectives that are about 40mm, but then made a second flat circle underneath measuring exactly to 3" from the center, so that there is no argument on if a model is close enough or not.

Very practical... but not nearly as pretty


Hmmmm.... 6" thin perspex discs sound like the answer!
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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby Saieden » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:55 am

2" with a center point is the ideal size for 8th ed imo. That way you can measure 2" from the edge horizontally which is most often the case.
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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby burstear » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:10 am

could always just make a 6inch circle that way if ur in base contact ut model is 3in away from center......no mesuring required
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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby Brindley U » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:27 am

There's no need for a standard marker size anymore - unlike 7th (and editions previously) claiming is now measured to the center of the marker, not the edge.
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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby AfkFanatic » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:54 am

Along the same lines but different, are objective markers supposed to be impassable or similar? All the objective markers sold by GW cannot have a model placed on it.

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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby Rorrak » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:40 pm

An idea,

For war machine clouds I have printed cloud effects on transparency sheets and then cut out circles to the exact official rule sizes. When on the table they don't rob too much of the table aesthetic but do provide a rules accurate indication.

A similar idea could be used to put your objective marker on top of. For rules purposes the circle counts but you still have the aesthetic of the model you use. Your sheets wouldn't have any texture printed on.

Some warmachine players actually do this for the objective zones and they often don't even show up on photo's, to the point where people have to actually edit the picture and put rings around where the zones are if doing battle reports, but they are visible enough for game play.
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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby q21 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:57 am

AfkFanatic wrote:Along the same lines but different, are objective markers supposed to be impassable or similar? All the objective markers sold by GW cannot have a model placed on it.

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Wa ... rkers-2017

Objective markers are not supposed to be impassable in 40k. You are perfectly welcome to walk over or park on top of an objective.
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Re: Standard Objective Marker Size

Postby AfkFanatic » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 am

I can't find anything to solidify that though.

The rulebook only says:

"Many missions use objective markers – these represent
sites of tactical or strategic import that both sides are
attempting to secure. Thesecan be represented by any
appropriate markers, pieces of terrain or spare models
that you have available, but nicely modelled bespoke
ones are the most satisfying to use on your battlefield.
When measuring distances involving objective markers,
always measure to and from the centre of the marker"
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