Tuesday, August 16, 2011

THE GAMING TABLE


So, as you all know I recently moved house, from a single storey unit to a double storey apartment, and space has always been an issue, I am approaching (at breakneck speed) a place, where I want too get some friends together and actually have a night of miniature gaming at my place, but being short on space where was I going to host this event ? in the end I decided to take over the garage and devote this space to gaming, once I settled on where, I then stumbled into 'on what', what was I going to use for a gaming table? it just so happens that at work we recieved a new showroom display unit which came via a courier inside of a wooden crate, as soon as I saw it , the light bulb went on in my head, with a few choice words to the boss, I took that sucker home, a few days later I went to a hardware store and had them cut me a top, made of basic MDF wood, I screwed the top down to the base and SHAZAM ! a basic but very useable gaming table, the table will be a great help when making terrain, cause I will be able too lay everything out and build upon it bit by bit, anyway, in the end the playing surface measures 2metres long x 1.2metres deep, I was very happy with how things turned out.




13 comments:

Vampifan said...

It's great when a plan comes together! Now, let's see it with some figures and scenery on.

The Angry Lurker said...

Looks fine, get some scenery on it.

cmnash said...

Nice! can you still store stuff in the crate?

Zombie Ad said...

Epic. Cool stuff outta free stuff, superb!

Ray Rousell said...

A perfect looking table! Like the other said, a little terrain and some figs and you'll be well away!!

The Extraordinarii said...

Thanks all, Yes.... the terrain and figs are coming, I'll prob set up Small Town USA on it so I can finish detailing it.

@Cmnash - Full points to ya mate, I wondered if someone would ask me that, and yes I have attached hinges so it has a flip top head !

DeanM said...

Looks good - so approx. 6X4 feet. I too wish to host some games at my place - someday. Best, Dean

Shelldrake said...

Very nice indeed - a table is something I don't have. At the moment I have to make do with a very small space for the games I play.

The Extraordinarii said...

@DeanM - Thanks mate, 6 x 4 ft approx is correct.

@Shelldrake - I hear you mate, I was there aswell at one stage.

shintokamikaze said...

yep,i live in a very small house,i had to buy a wood shed for gaming,now space is not an issue,storeing terrain can be a big problem if you dont have a private man cave

The Extraordinarii said...

@Shinto - your not wrong shinto, terrain storage is always going to be a problem, hence why most of my projects in the future will be in 15mm

Monty said...

Envious of the dimensions!

The Extraordinarii said...

Thanks Monty, size wise its ok with 28mm (skirmish size)but for 15mm its a good size for large open field battles.