So I finally got off my duff and decided to post pictures of what our game group calls “table #1”. Â This is the first “completed” table our group has, we play on 3 tables most game days and always G40. Its built around the out of the box map, you will notice we still use the 1st edition map, with some minor tweaks to it, but we play 2nd edition rules. (we did not see the point in spending money on the 2nd edition games just for the new map when none of us like the idea of the IPC chart being stuck on it anyway and since for the most part its the same map) and we make up the difference in pieces buy getting the new AA guns and stuff from Historical Board Games. Â anyway.
Its all built from 3/4 inch pine, glued and screwed together and painted, designed to come apart into 8 pieces without the use of tools so we can stash it in a closet when its not set up.
the 15 compartment unit trays are built from 1/4 inch MDF, cut and glued with butt joints (very simple) lots of hand routing and sanding of edges and painting and the way cool set up cards I are made with a 1/8th inch thick peace of MDF with painted edges that than have minor threats set up charts stuck to both sides of them. Â There is a finger hole in the bottom of the tray for getting the set up cards out and while we play the game, the set up card pocket helps for holding the IPC chips we use for money in each person play area.
the IPC control board (alpha 2 with things marked out…have plans to replace with alpha 3…just have not done it yet). Â you will see in some of the pictures and the “purchase units staging areas” you can see on the supply boards are canucks charts. Â The IPC , NO and Tech charts are glues onto sheets of sheet metal and the sheet metal is glued to a board with a simple oak frame on it and I made some magnetic roundels for it using a paper punch from hobby lobby, some business card magnets and like bam, we have magmatic roundels for the big control board. Â We have plans to rebuild this board, and we plan to eliminate the tech chart from it, none of us play tech so we don’t see the point of having a tech chart anymore.
I’ve painted this table battleship grey and find I have to touch up the paint about once a year because we move it out of the closet and set it up about two times each month.
We have plans to build a 2nd table very similar but with a few modifications, just waiting for group build funds to grow enough to purchase the materials (the materials for the last table cost about $200…in case your thinking about building one of your own).
We have plans for building a 3rd table with similar design but its designed around an enlarged map that is about 5 feet wide and about 11 feet long. Â I’ve posted some pictures of that that table at the end of all the other pictures for table 1. Â its a work in progress, we play on it but most players still prefer the efficiency of playing at table 1 over the big map of table 3. Â but table 3 is way cool because the map is so dang huge there is never any need for rally cards.
anyway, thought I would share.
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Anyway, hope you enjoy this and peace