Hello all - a spare bedroom opened up in my basement and I've converted it into my own war room. � The centerpiece is Imperious Leader's excellent 1942 map which I downloaded to a zip file and took to a local printer.
First an overall view of the table in the room:
Another view - propaganda posters and newspaper clippings from WWII are framed on the walls:
Next the ceiling: 2 strips of bright studio lights. A historic flag from each major nation in WWII is draped to the corners:
Handmade wood and felt dice rolling trays on both sides of the map keep the dice from hitting other pieces:
Handmade wooden trays for each nation:
This map on the wall is a copy of an actual German invasion map - circa Sept. 1942 - Stalingrad.
The closet was converted into a nook with a 40's look. I keep all my extra pieces and game parts in the dresser below and the radio plays Cds with 40's music:
A custom production chart at the head of the table - made of sheet metal with magnetic markers:
My custom battle-boards are double sided "attack" and "defense" to increase size and utility - each side of the table has it's own that can be flipped over according to the situation:
Lastly, to avoid those disastrous game ending spills - everyone has his own cup holder under the table. House rule: no drinks on the table!
I've been wanting to something like this for 25 years - finally have the space and a good tolerant wife. Now the guys can play and just walk off and shut the door and it will all be there next time. Thanks again to Imperious Leader for the great map! � �
Just wow! amazing, really.