A square peg in a round hole

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A square peg in a round hole

Post by BlackPrince » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:14 am

A normal terrain piece must fit inside a 12MU diameter circle, my questions is what is the dimensions of the biggest square or rectangle shape you can fit in the circle? The reason I ask is I want build a village with either a square or rectangle footprint and I would like to know what is maximum size I can make it and still be counted a one terrain selection.
Keith

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Post by Irmin » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:46 am

Any piece where the diagonal of the square/rectangle is no more than 12MU.

So for a square it would be 8.48MU x 8.48MU
For Rectangles:
11 x 4.79
10 x 6.6
9 x 7.9
8 x 8.9
7 x 9.7
6 x 10.3
5 x 10.9

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Post by imanfasil » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:00 am

Yeah it really depends on how wide you want it to be.

8" x 8" (8.48x8.48 if you want every last bit!) is the biggest square that will fit.

For a rectangle 10" x 6.63".

Go go highschool algebra!

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Re: A square peg in a round hole

Post by lawrenceg » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:50 am

BlackPrince wrote:A normal terrain piece must fit inside a 12MU diameter circle, my questions is what is the dimensions of the biggest square or rectangle shape you can fit in the circle? The reason I ask is I want build a village with either a square or rectangle footprint and I would like to know what is maximum size I can make it and still be counted a one terrain selection.
To avoid doing any maths (this method works for any shape of terrain piece):


Draw a 12 MU circle on a piece of paper

Draw a rectangle (or whatever shape you want yor terrain) that fits in the circle.

Use this as a template for your village.


Is the question you meant to ask:

"What is the largest rectangular area I can make it and still be counted a one terrain selection?"

In that case the answer would be the square that just fits in the circle.
Lawrence Greaves

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Post by philqw78 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:57 am

Why not just build your village on an old 12" vinyl record. They are the perfect size ready made. It could even have a well in the middle.
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Post by nikgaukroger » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:57 am

philqw78 wrote:Why not just build your village on an old 12" vinyl record. They are the perfect size ready made. It could even have a well in the middle.

Brilliant 8)
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Post by grahambriggs » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:33 pm

philqw78 wrote:Why not just build your village on an old 12" vinyl record. They are the perfect size ready made. It could even have a well in the middle.
Ideally one by The Village People....

I'll go now.

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Post by domblas » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:41 pm

sooo god to laught

:lol:

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Post by philqw78 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:53 pm

grahambriggs wrote:
philqw78 wrote:Why not just build your village on an old 12" vinyl record. They are the perfect size ready made. It could even have a well in the middle.
Ideally one by The Village People....

I'll go now.
I was thinking more Starship..............................We built this city on rock and roll
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Post by Strategos69 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:55 pm

grahambriggs wrote:
philqw78 wrote:Why not just build your village on an old 12" vinyl record. They are the perfect size ready made. It could even have a well in the middle.
Ideally one by The Village People....

I'll go now.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by list_lurker » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:25 pm

Why not just build your village on an old 12" vinyl record
actually a very good idea... the grooves will key in anything you care to stick to it. Its plastic so it won't warp...
8)

plus rich vein for crappy vinyl jokes :lol:

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Post by Delbruck » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:01 pm

What's a vinyl record :?: :?

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Post by BlackPrince » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:48 pm

Thanks for the serious answers.

As the first items in my music collection were made of vinyl records and cassette tapes, which is why I can not remember my high school algebra to do the maths for myself.
Keith

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Post by gozerius » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:43 am

list_lurker wrote:
Why not just build your village on an old 12" vinyl record
actually a very good idea... the grooves will key in anything you care to stick to it. Its plastic so it won't warp...
8)
Oh really? Have you ever seen what happens when you leave one on a radiator?
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Post by Irmin » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:20 pm

gozerius wrote:
list_lurker wrote:
Why not just build your village on an old 12" vinyl record
actually a very good idea... the grooves will key in anything you care to stick to it. Its plastic so it won't warp...
8)
Oh really? Have you ever seen what happens when you leave one on a radiator?
or store them standing upright under the stairs for 20 years :D

I do like the idea of recycling some of the crap i used to listen to for wargaming purposes though

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Post by Legionbuilder » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:24 am

philqw78 wrote:
grahambriggs wrote:
philqw78 wrote:Why not just build your village on an old 12" vinyl record. They are the perfect size ready made. It could even have a well in the middle.
Ideally one by The Village People....

I'll go now.
I was thinking more Starship..............................We built this city on rock and roll
The city that never sleeps - the city by the bay

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Post by timmy1 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:19 pm

If you use old fashioned 78's they might turn out to be older than the figures you deploy on the table...

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Post by philqw78 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:38 pm

But you and your mum are still listening to your collection though Tim
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Post by timmy1 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:58 pm

Me certainly, my mother's tastes were a little more catholic than mine - she accepted 45s had a place...

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Post by sadista » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:03 pm

Its all good for you of the older generation.
A village made from a CD just aren't big enough!!! :lol:

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