Dominion Fleet

Dominion Fleet

Thursday, September 26, 2013

My Wargaming Table

 A few years back, I was givin a gift by my wifes dad. It was something that I really wanted and needed. A table to play and store my miniatures. I told him about the table idea a few months prior. I didn't realize he was accually making it until he knocked on my door ready to drop it off. I was super exited ready to get a game going. I like smaller scale miniatures. For example, 6mm Napoleonics, 1/285 Vietnam and 15mm modern. So with that in mind, I figured a gaming table of around 4' x 4' would be perfect. To my suprise, that is what I got. It is accually 4-1/2' x 4-1/2'. It has large drawers on each side and is made of oak. It is a very heavy piece. Getting more into space warfare, I thought the table was a little small. Even for fleet scale ships. After all, space is unlimited. I went to the hardware store and was able to find three identical boards of 6-1/2' x 2'. At one inch thick, they are heavy but durable. I didn't hestite to purchase them. So now I am able to expand my playing area by 2' on each side. It sure made a huge difference. Working on my Dominion War 2 project, I have been using two of these  "battle boards" for rule testing. I'm not using huge fleets by any means. 10 to 20 ships per side. This playing are is handling these size battles with ease with plenty of room to manuver. With the extra board, I will be able to play much larger battles without having to play on the floor. This is a photo of the table and boards while a DW2 game is in progress. C  ya!
Gaming tabe at 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 Ft.

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