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 Dysartes wrote:
Burrows & Badgers, from Oathsworn Miniatures, would be my initial suggestion - especially if you're looking to play with your wife.

If you want to stay GW, I'd probably lean towards Blood Bowl.

My wife does love the Burrows and Badgers aesthetic as well.

Do you like Free Wargames?
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I've really enjoyed burrows and badgers too, it's not too tough to pick up and there's a lot of character and variety to the warbands, what with all the various critters.

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Warcaster (skirmish variant, the most popular format, is 30x30)
Marvel Crisis Protocol
Infinity: Code One (24x32 inches)
Guild Ball (which is getting a solid continuity follow-up after Steamforge discontinued development)

All good games.
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A game I've recently discovered, Band of Brothers, fits a table that size very nicely.
It's WW2 with an empthasis on gameplay realistically matching actual tactics as closely as possible.
Their tag line is something like "simplifying mechanics to create more realistic games". Which I think it achieves very well.
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There is also StarBreach, if you are into sci-fi skirmish gaming. The rules are completely free, and the game is not tied to any particular miniatures line. I've fiddled around with it, and only had to make some specialty dice (order dice are pulled from a bag like Bolt Action)

The same designer has also released a Superhero skirmish game (currently in beta, but still available from the StarBreach website) that uses the same ruleset, modified to enable more powerful heroes to take more than one action in a turn, as well as a more detailed character creation system.

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By Tabletop Games do you mean only miniature wargames or just any, well, tabletop games? Some people suggested a few boardgames and that's something that may provide an endless stream of new mechanics/settings to your 3x3' area

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You can easily do warcry and shadespire on a 3x3 space.

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Speaking of which, Tiny Wargames in the UK sells 3'x3' gaming mats in materials like linoleum (surprisingly good), fleece, and rubber. I mention it because I picked up some lino boards for my Titanomachina game.

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Never played 40k at a 3x3 table.
Any experience? Point level?

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I mentioned Song of Blades and Heroes earlier. Just to entice you further here's some Batreps from some past campaigns. If you click on the campaign tab...
... the 3rd-5th campaigns are SBH. the 2nd is "Tales of Blades and Heroes" a light RPG based on the same rules engine.

I'll say also that regardless of what game you settle on, SBH is a worthy addition to your library as a game that can use any fantasy miniatures and plays super-fast. A very reliable beer-and-pretzels game that delivers more than you'd expect.

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 meatybtz wrote:
 Momotaro wrote:
Zona Alfa (tabletop version of the STALKER computer games).

Last Days (more zombie fun).

Buy your armies in 10mm, convert distances to centimetres and any of the "big" GW games become playable on a 3x2 ft board. Search for "minihammer" online - a 10mm army costs about £30, and the scenery at that scale is super-fast to make.

As for mini-hammer, why not just play Epic?

The reason here being that Epic is a hugely mobile game that benefits from large boards it actually wants to be played on. Cutting table size in half becomes easier with downsizing 28 mm games and opens peoples eyes for the small scale possibilities

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Lasting Tales looks like it is using 3x3 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blacklistgames/lasting-tales-a-fantasy-miniatures-game/description
On that page you can download demo rules to check if you like the system.
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I'm sure you could play Infinity on a 3x3 space at lower points levels.
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the new edition does have board size recommendations, and 3x3 is there for...i think 200-250 pts limit.
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Range in Infinity is less important than terrain density for the most part. There are definitely guns that lose value on smaller tables though.
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