Today,[Sunday] has been a very busy day,as I am finally getting my new wargames table built by a friend.
It has been a longtime coming,but it looks like I am actually going to get to complete one of my aims.I have been lucky enough to have had other tables in my other homes,each one grander than the last [thats the table,not the house] but I intend to make this my final one.
This time I have made provision for my terrain boards,that I have built over the years,and you can see where I intend to store them.
Unfortunately we ran out of wood,but it should be finished tomorrow night,apart from the painting.
I really feel very lucky to have this room,which surely must be the dream of all gamers. I always wanted a table like Charles Grant in the wargame,so hopefully this will will satisfy that goal.
Storage has become a real priority for me after realising just how much 'stuff' I have managed to collect,especially books and magazines. If there was ever a fire in my loft, there would be plenty of stuff to burn. The one concern that I have is that I have made the table a tad too tall, but I wanted to be able to comfortably lean on the edges,whilst also being able to lean down to view the game from the eye level of my figures, [its pathetic really] The next thing I will be building is a periscope,similar to the one I used to have years ago,which used to be placed behind the AFV that was going to fire. What happened to that.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012
Progress at last.
Posted by Independentwargamesgroup at Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Will do one myself this year so watching with interest!!ReplyDelete
My table is also quiet high and works just fine.
Have you decided what your first game is going to be ?
"but I wanted to be able to comfortably lean on the edges,whilst also being able to lean down to view the game from the eye level of my figures, [its pathetic really]"
Glad to hear I am not the only one doing this !! :-)
Envious of the table
Great looking table! What size is it and how high does it stand? I'm just about completing my own loft conversion (checkout my blog) and the table will be my next job. I'm in County Durham too by the way!
Coming along nicely,ReplyDelete