Please excuse the rather oblique reference to the novel by E.M. Forster, A Room with a View! ;-) At any rate, I have just finished applying the second coat of Olympic interior latex paint – “Grassy Meadow” – to one side of 16 two foot squares of ¾” MDF board. And I can’t wait to lay out some buildings, hills, trees, and figures for a small solo affair!
Earlier this afternoon, the Grand Duchess and I visited our local Home Depot (big box DIY store) where I purchased two 4’x8’ sheets of MDF, a gallon of paint, a couple of cheap paint rollers, disposable roller pans, and paint stirrers. One of the guys at the store even cut the sheets into uniform two foot squares for me. Our poor little Toyota Corolla sure looked weighted down with all of that in the trunk (the “boot” to
So, after 25+ years of dreaming and waiting, I now have my very own 6’x8’ table to play wargames on! And as Jeff Huddelson suggested to me some time ago, I can also space the supporting tables out a bit, extending the playing surface to 6’x10’ if desired. Why, it’s almost as exciting as Christmas morning!
Now, an interesting thing occurred to me as I was painting my table top. The extra four squares and six to eight of the others will have streams/rivers/ponds/lakes painted onto the bottom side after Grassy Meadow has been applied. I’ll take care to make sure that the streams and rivers meet at the center of squarer edges, which will enable me to construct quite a variety of battlefields. All those neat Charles S. Grant scenarios with river crossings, bridge demolitions, and such will become a distinct possibility.
If all of the above weren’t enough, the rest of the weekend is mine to attempt speed painting those 20 or so RSM marching French musketeers as an independent company of infantry, discussed here and at Old School Wargaming Yahoo group a few days ago. The Grand Duchess is meeting her father in Northern Wisconsin to attend a big aviation show at