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Adding trees...

Discussion in 'Scenery' started by DAE, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. DAE

    DAE Member

    Nov 27, 2017
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    I'm looking at adding some trees to my table. Would a CD sized base to considered too large?

    I plan on adding a few just too help break up LOS without having lots of scatter terrain.

  2. Monkeysloth

    Monkeysloth Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2017
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    Not really. My rule of thumb is if I want non-standard blocking terrain is to stick to a length and width roughly the size of one of the paper buildings that CB makes and test it out before I decide to scale. A CD easily fits in those and, if I'm not mistaken, is the same size as a smoke template.
  3. Cannon Fodder

    Cannon Fodder Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2017
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    There are 2 ways to use tree's.

    1- single pieces of blocking terrain.

    2- a zone with a defined edge and height.

    I prefer the second. It lets you leverage the terrain skills, which add an extra layer to the game. Having them add saturation zone makes some attacks interesting. Single trees tend to move, and since it's not a simple shape LOS argument's can happen. If using a zone I suggest you keep a piece of paper or cardboard the height of the zone around to use as a LOS blocker.

    I also recommend using the reflective trait on the forest/jungle. Otherwise MSV is too strong if you are using a lot of forest/jungle zones.
  4. toaster

    toaster Modelling Madman

    Nov 26, 2017
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    Another good house rule for tree zones is that they can be seen into (low viz and saturation) but not through (too many trees, too much undergrowth). Gives MSV a use but doesn't allow it to rule.

    Durian Khaar likes this.