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Global Gaming Table Threads and Pictures


  • 2018 2016

    That is one awesome table. We are still trying to determine the best way to print the map. So not much progress for us yet.



  • @seancb:

    That is one awesome table. We are still trying to determine the best way to print the map. So not much progress for us yet.

    Kinkos was perfect for me. It wasn’t cheap, but something like this will never be cheap. I paid around $160 or so for mine. It took 3 days. Came out very crisp and sharp. No complaints at all.


  • 2018 2016

    What kind of material did you use for the map? Also is it a solid board or can it be rolled or folded?



  • @seancb:

    What kind of material did you use for the map? Also is it a solid board or can it be rolled or folded?

    Foamcore, so no rolling. It’s mounted to the plywood with trim molding around it. I could take it out in theory, but it’s designed to be permanent.


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    Lots of great ideas here, I plan to start mine this week. Thanks everyone for sharing your hard work and ideas.



  • I just wrapped up mounting my map, I really like it. (4x8 1936 HBG). I’m less of a specialized wargamer, and more of an all around game guy, so I needed my game table to be cleared when I wasn’t playing Global. So I build a frame, similar to a canvas stretcher and then topped it with rigid cardboard and then mounted the map on top of that, rolled the trim edges around to give it that “pop off the wall” art look. Now I have a nice map for my A&A sessions and when we are done, it returns to being board game room decor.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer

    What the !!!  Is that Stalins grandson playing war games at The General’s Fortress Saturday night ?

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  • I built this for my Navy buds retirement gift. Works pretty sweet!

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  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer

    Nice !


  • '14

    @Trd_guy33:

    I built this for my Navy buds retirement gift. Works pretty sweet!

    @SS:

    What the !!!  Is that Stalins grandson playing war games at The General’s Fortress Saturday night ?

    CUSTOM MAPS AND TABLES!!! MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE!!!


  • 2018 2017

    Here is my storage spot for the new map I picked up at the Young Grasshopper G40 Invitational.

    Now that I have this awesome map, I might have to fall down the rabbit hole of getting a table…

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  • 2017

    Here is a video on the tabletop I made recently. Please check it out:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSkymonkey


  • 2018 2017 2016

    Here are a couple of pics of the table my son (16) and I built last spring.  For years we have had a table top on an air hockey table, however I had a custom map printed which is larger than that table.  So after looking at some tables we came up with this one and built it a little larger to accommodate the Global War map from HBG. Table is 4’ X 10’ overall.

    We wanted the shelves under the table top for storage (unit trays and such) to free up table space and space around the table. Dice trays on each end and some extra space for all the “extras” you need to play Global 40, 41 & 42!

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  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Very impressive!  And the posters on the wall are a nice touch too.  Thanks for sharing these pictures.


  • 2018 2017 2016

    Thanks, Just starting on the walls!



  • @Hambone:

    Thanks, Just starting on the walls!

    Love the table buddy, absolutely love it… Great job.



  • Appreciate all the insight into building a custom game table.
    Kudos to YG and all the videos re: this.
    I’m in the process of building a table.  I’ll submit some pictures when I get the requisite 10 posts.

    My question is on height of the table.  I have an 8’x4’ plywood with border. Standard map size.
    My son is 12, I’m 6’2… Was just trying to see what the consensus was for height of the legs and the overall table.  Unsure if we’d use barstools (likely) but do most people stand for this, sit for this?

    Thanks so much!


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @ghansonuoi:

    My question is on height of the table.  I have an 8’x4’ plywood with border. Standard map size.
    My son is 12, I’m 6’2… Was just trying to see what the consensus was for height of the legs and the overall table.  Unsure if we’d use barstools (likely) but do most people stand for this, sit for this?

    Looking forward to seeing the forthcoming pictures.  About the height question you have, my suggestion would be for you and your son to do some “reachability” tests by putting the Global 1940 map on your sheet of plywood, putting the plywood on a low table, then raising the map to various heights by putting books (or whatever) between the plywood and the table.  Start low, and check to see if your son’s arms can reach comfortably all the way to the middle of the board from all four sides of the map.  If so, raise it some more and repeat the test.  Once the middle of the board is out of his comfortable reach, you’ll know you will have gone over the maximum allowable height, and you should therefore aim for something a little lower – but not too much lower, because a table that’s too low won’t be comfortable for you, nor for your son as he grows taller in the future.

    This is based on the assumption that your table setup allows players to walk round the board on all four sides.  If your table is going to be up against a wall – which isn’t recommended, because the table will only be approachable from three sides – then the table will have to be lower because players will have to be able to reach all the way across the map from top to bottom rather than just to the middle.



  • Good Call!  Thanks for response.  We are building it in the garage, but eventually will go in a downstairs room.  To get it downstairs, we will have to assemble the legs/glue/screw once in the basement (wouldn’t make the corners!).

    I’m just trying to plan out our eventual gaming sessions.  I do like the barstool idea.



  • Quick update on the height.  We are making the legs 35".  Plywood and side mounting is 2 3/4".  It is about what a table height island that you can sit at is… Put a barstool underneath.

    Still unable to post pictures of the process!

    We are staining the legs and base.  Will have to transport the table itself downstairs, then mount it to the base once in the basement since it would be too big to navigate corners!

    Thanks for the input!


  • 2019 2018

    So much inspiration!!

    About 1,5 years ago Tjoek introduced me to the game and I have been a huge fan ever since.
    Currently thinking about my own table so I’m loving this thread. Will post some picture of my own version once it is done (eventually).

    Biggest challenge: making it possible to bring it along while still fitting the 219 x 100 cm version of the map…


  • 2018 2017

    I shared this in the thread for Siredblood’s map, but not here.  Here are a couple of pics of our table, mostly finished with SB’s custom map.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/eeon10G



  • @Navymule:

    I shared this in the thread for Siredblood’s map, but not here.  Here are a couple of pics of our table, mostly finished with SB’s custom map.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/eeon10G

    Beautiful.


  • 2018 Customizer

    @Navymule awesome!

    @Quirky-Turtle let me know what you figure out; I’m also thinking about a foldable/stowable option for this and I have tjoek’s glorious map in hand at 36" x 78".

    EDIT: has anyone tried building a G40 “topper” for a (large) generic plastic folding table, like one of these: https://smile.amazon.com/Cosco-Deluxe-Fold-Molded-Folding/dp/B00DOZTM3O/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1545257945&sr=8-8&keywords=folding+plastic+table&refinements=p_72%3A2661618011

    I’m envisioning a big sheet of plywood with a wooden skirt of typical design, with recessed or elevated playing surface and surrounding dead zones around the outside for dice/pieces/beer/elbows… but with a “shell” on the underside that snugly fits around the perimeter of the plastic folding table top inside it. Part of the rationale for this would be that my family could still use the underlying table for things that aren’t related to me being a giant nerd… and it would potentially be cheaper/easier to build, given that the underlying table would be subsidized by the family budget. 😉

    EDIT2: @seancb has had this idea: https://www.axisandallies.org/forums/topic/29375/table-space-for-global/17
    This is a little more crude than I had imagined (he actually screwed the plywood down into the top of the table, I think), but apparently it worked. Stability is my only concern- the danger of partially inebriated friends is real.


  • 2018 Customizer

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