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#20272
At the frontier - the tower in the lake revisited 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
the tiling thing in the bathroom is a nice idea but if i am way too rich - what you have to be to do this - i would ask stefan and crew to build me a house in df style....(and i´m very curious what the bathroom would look like-i would love to have big bathing cavern)
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#20273
At the frontier - the tower in the lake revisited 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Camoudragon

This is the right attitude !! I was thinking about a game room designed by Stefan and Co - but why stop at a single room if you could have a whole house designed this way.

Actually - during my holiday this summer I felt I was in a live cavernous river set - part of the Aquamundo of a Belgium Center Parc. Didn't dare to take photos as I would have had to use my new Digital SLR while standing in 1.2 m deep water ...

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#20274
At the frontier - the tower in the lake revisited 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Haven't read all the posts here ... but wow. I like that large lake setup. It looks very cool and like a "realistic" setup for a fantasy campaign. Okay...the math scares me however... (roughly) 10x10 water tiles x $15 per tile ... whoa!).

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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
#20275
At the frontier - the tower in the lake revisited 7 Years, 2 Months ago  
I'm bumping this thread as this is the best sample layout I can think of so far, that illustrates a large Lake setup.

As L mentioned below (thank you, BTW) that most of these are not actually DF Open Water tiles, but rather an innovative use of replacement ceramic tiles.

This may be a good reference for those wondering how many pieces to consider, for anyone planning a similar layout of tiles.
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#20276
At the frontier - the tower in the lake revisited 7 Years, 2 Months ago  
If I may be snarky.... there are only three OW pieces in this layout. The rest are tiles, approximating the same basic look. Still, three is more than I have! And this layout does show what could be done with a lot more.

IIRC, IO posted a layout that used a truly intimidating quantity of OW pieces, too. Somewhere.

Personally, I don't have room (not to mention $) for such a thing. With the Lake set, river set, and now the expansion set, that already makes such a MASSIVE layout... I wouldn't know where to PUT anything that used more!

This is a really great setup, though...

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#20277
At the frontier - the tower in the lake revisited 7 Years, 2 Months ago  
Thanks L,

I modified my previous post to ensure clarity without viewers having to read back through the entire thread.

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#20278
At the frontier - the tower in the lake revisited 7 Years, 2 Months ago  
Wereweasel

Thankls for diggin this post out again. It gives me some ideas what to do once I get the two Lake Expansions I plan to get later this year.

Here are a few bits of information about the layout.

The total size covered is 12*12 = 144 tiles. I mainly used 2 Lake Sets, 2 River Sets and 1 square meter (102) of tiles from a tile shop with cork underlay glued on to them. One sqaure meter was the minimum amount I could buy. If you have a gaming table for wargames with is 4 feet wide then it should fit as it is just short of a 4*4 feet layout. At the time of building the layout my table was too narrow - since a few weeks I got a solution which extends the dining table to 4*4 feet - hurray.

Storage: Actually the square meter of tiles takes up less space as the DF tiles. I just have a box and they are in there back to back with no padding etc. Therefore storing open water shouldn't be a problem at all. These tiles do stack nicely. Storing the DF shore is the difficult (and place consuming) bit.

So what would you need for a similar layout. Assuming you have already 2 Lake and 2 River sets. If you buy 3 Extensions to get the free 10 open water tiles you would have to buy approx. 6 more of the 10 packs. Building the island or the shore line bigger you can substitute cavern pieces.

Alternativly the 1 square meter 'water' did cost me approx. $100 including the cork underlay and half a bottle of PVA (both for protection and to ensure the identical height) plus half a day cutting and gluing.

Well - I guess I will have to try a 4*6 feet layout with a massive lake and a cavern next to it in late October.

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#20279
At the frontier - the tower in the lake revisited 7 Years, 2 Months ago  
Thod

Thanks for posting this in the first place.

I figured the need for quite a few of those plain/open tiles would be replaced with various tiles such as the shore and corner-shore pieces and your estimate seems to confirms that. Ironically, once I get the bonus 10 tiles I should have your estimate, plus 1 (71).

I have some excellent shipwrecks I'm planning on setting into my lakes (once the corner pieces arrive) and thus, the need for some open water.

Anyway, your setup was very helpful for me earlier on, so I figured some others may benefit from it as well this time around.

Thanks again.

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