Sunday 14 January 2018

A Portable Wargame Table

The table deployed - it measures very slightly under 2ft by slightly over 3ft and is about the height of a coffee table

The same table ready to pack away as the legs are not fixed - they merely slot into the corners on the underside when fully extended. The table currently lives down the side of the freezer in the utility room!

Many years ago - by my reckoning at least ten - I acquired the above table from a boot sale for the princely sum of two pounds. It was had been built by the chap I purchased it from and was originally designed to be used as a card table. It had been covered in green baize that was very tatty around the edges so I duly removed this and recovered it with a model railway sticky backed grass mat from a model shop. I had always intended to use this for wargames but for some reason never got around to doing so. The table has however, seen a lot of action as it is the family gaming table so comes out for cards and boardgames at Christmas whilst SWMBO and I use it for our occasional Scrabble battles.

I had been debating about gridding the table on and off for sometime now but am going to leave it as it is. I have a number of plans for the type of games I will use it for and reckon that the block armies will be making an appearance on it in the not too distant future. It could readily be used for a DBA/HOTT style game or even for some non grid based Portable Wargames. If I really needed to have a grid on it I would probably go for the sticky paper dots one finds in stationers or possibly some carefully placed terrain. The blocks do look good on it though....


tradgardmastare said...

A cunning plan well executed!

David Crook said...

Hi Tradgardmastare,

Well I certainly thought so!

All the best,