# Secret Passage vs Outerworks

Our team is building the field and ran into a snag. From the end of the outer works to the edge of the secret passage there is a gap around 20 inches. We have scoured the game manual, double checked everything, and are still coming up with a gap. The game animation shows that they should touch.

If we are correct the outworks should be 240" (48" x 5)
The secret Passage is 53.5" wide. In our math is correct that is a gap of 25.5"

The field is 319" wide. That leave us with a gap of 25.5"

Any suggestions?
Thanks for your time and help

Team defenses are designed to use standard dimensional lumber and plywood stock sizes. Official defenses are a little wider. Making team defenses to the official width would waste a lot of plywood.

Build some practice dividers that take up the remaining width. I think that is what 4334 did.

I don’t believe all outerworks are four feet long as you put in your math. Off a quick glance in the manual I already saw the moat is at least 50 inches wide plus the shields which technically add some width. Also, while I did not go to any kickoffs, I’m sure some of the people that did can vouch that the secret passage and outerworks didn’t have a gap

I went to the MAR region kickoff, and I can vouch for the fact that there was not a gap.

We’ve noticed this after having built the team field elements. Turns out, the width of the team version of the defenses is shorter than the competition ones. We noticed when trying to set up a full field, and the spacing just didn’t line up properly.

The team platforms are 48" (the width of a standard plywood sheet) while the competition platforms are 52.5" wide. Add to that the space from the shields that divide the defenses

We constructed shields and inter-platform dividers that are ~5" wide to take up this extra room.

Thanks for the help. They should have given us the east sizes even if it wastes a little wood. Now it looks kinda weird but will work. We used the field specs given by first.