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Thursday, 5 January 2012

My New Wargames Room

I thought I should provide some photographs of my before and after, new wargames room. At the moment it is in a state of disarray due to me sorting through my stored magazines and wargames books.
 Like all self respecting men, I need to carefully catalogue my collection of magazines,unfortunately there are several more boxes to collect from a friends full of wargame stuff. Is it all relevant,thats the question.If you amble around the chaos, viewers will notice various wargaming treasures,well at least in my eyes. The small boxes contain my 6mm Napoleonic armies,covering all of the nations of the wars.




The cabinet contains the majority of my Seven Years war armies,minus most of the cavalry.Looking at them there doesnt seem much to show for the effort,but it was always going to be a lifetime project.

 

 The below photograph  shows my collection of old school wargames books,that I have collected over the last few years.They will be given pride of place when I get some shelving in the room.

 This photograph shows my main Napoleonic book collection,again I wonder why it took me so long to put together. Still they are nice to pick up and read the odd chapter from.


This is my temporary painting desk,which is a bit low for my taste,but it will do until I get my table built. I seem to have overdone the paint brush collection,but I do like a decent brush.
This photograph is of my dads plaque commemerating the second anniversary of the Battle of El Alemein.My father was in the Durham Light Infantry stationed in North Africa,he very rarely spoke of the war,but was very proud of the plaque.I thought it was fitting to place it on my wargames wall. Im not to sure what he would have made of my Italian army though.He must have known that he would have a wargaming son,as he gave me various uniform items obtained from Italian prisoners of war.

                                         

My intention is to build a 12 by 6 table,modest compared to our American wargaming cousins,but hopefully adequate for my needs.Across from this room is a guest bedroom,containing two beds, for any wargaming guests who get stuck for the night.
Hopefully I will be posting photographs of my new table very soon.

4 comments:

  1. I don't know, 12'x6' sounds like a mighty fine table to fight over.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  2. My Grandfather was also at El Alamein. Nice collection of stuff. Lucky Bugger.

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  3. 12x6 table - plenty of room (?)

    lovely wargames room - plenty to sort out - enjoy

    -- Allan

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  4. A 12 by 6 table is pretty large here in Colorado. I have a friend with a 12 by 4 table, another friend has a 9 by 5 table and one has 16 by 5 table but they are the exceptions. Most have a 8 by 4 or 8 by 5 table. I actually have only a 6 by 5 foot table. By the way, I saw a copy of Campaign in your photos of your wargame room. That brought back a flood of memories of growing up in Ontario Canada and playing the Waddington's version when I was a kid. Great stuff.

    Greg C.
    www.wargamehistory.blogspot.com

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
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