VIDEO: Grasshopper's G40 Custom Table

  • Sponsor

    @SS:

    Awesome Grasshopper. Very well setup. Like your NA and Tech cards. I do have events cards and I will make cards for NA and Tech now too. Thanks for all your info.

    Thanks SS, …and I know what you mean, there’s something about playing with laminated cards that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

  • Customizer

    YG this video was really great and the table and extras look fantastic!

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    @toblerone77:

    YG this video was really great and the table and extras look fantastic!

    Thank you very much toblerone!

  • 2021 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    I’ve just finished watching the video and I greatly enjoyed it – an excellent presentation of a first-rate custom table.  It brought out the fact that your set-up has even more special features than is visible from the still photographs, for example:

    • Clickers to indicate the status of combat and non-combat moves

    • An auxiliary HQ for the US player

    • Lots of handy-sized laminated custom cards, with a roomy tray in which to store them

    • A groove in which victory city tokens can be placed (and moved) to track which side controls how many of them at any given time

    • A slot for a laminated copy of the rulebook

    It’s clear that a lot of thought and planning and gaming experience went into that table, and the results really show.  Well done!

  • Sponsor

    Thanks CWO Marc,

    I always knew that I would make a video eventually just for that reason alone (can’t capture everything in stills). This table took about 3 years to build, including an inferior prototype table that I eventually replaced when I built the higher quality, and better designed 2nd table featured in the video. Many ideas were implemented and tested over the years with playability in mind, and everything was designed to make the game experience easier for players, especially newbies. As a host, the best feature for me is how after 10 hours of playing, the room pretty much looks the same as when we started (except for the beer bottles, pop cans, and pizza boxes). Everything needed to play the game, as well as all the extra customized elements have their own place on the table. A big difference from when we first stated playing Global with so many separate boards, charts, and trays laying around waiting to get spilt just because someone had to get up and use the washroom. I’m hoping more custom table builders will consider presenting their creations in video form… I would very much like to view theirs in the same way.

  • '10

    LOVE IT!!!  It even has a “feel” of a Bunker!

    Hope I can make it over for a game one day.

    Jeremy

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    @FieldMarshalGames:

    LOVE IT!!!   It even has a “feel” of a Bunker!

    Hope I can make it over for a game one day.

    Jeremy

    Pick any day and I’ll invite the whole Oshawa gang over… we can also play some ROE.

  • Sponsor

    I just edited the video with some informative subtitles… might be worth a second look. However, not sure why the newly edited subtitles didn’t show up on my mobil devices.

  • 2021 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @Young:

    I just edited the video with some informative subtitles… might be worth a second look. However, not sure why the newly edited subtitles didn’t show up on my mobil devices.

    They didn’t show up on my immobile desktop PC either.

  • Sponsor

    @CWO:

    @Young:

    I just edited the video with some informative subtitles… might be worth a second look. However, not sure why the newly edited subtitles didn’t show up on my mobil devices.

    They didn’t show up on my immobile desktop PC either.

    Odd… every time I play the video on my mac laptop, I can see them, but not on my I-phone.

  • '16 '15 '14 Customizer

    Very cool game table - I like how organized you made everything!

  • Customizer

    If only for the space. I would love even the smallest space in my abode strictly for A&A…. alas LOL.

  • Sponsor

    Thanks for the great comments guys… can anyone tell me if they can see the subtitle captions I’ve added to the video?

  • 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13

    I just watched it again. Didn’t see any subtitles and it ran like it was in slow motion.

  • Sponsor

    @SS:

    I just watched it again. Didn’t see any subtitles and it ran like it was in slow motion.

    Just figured it out… You will need to enable your closed caption button (CC) on the lower right side of your Youtube screen. Click to get the full experience of the video.

  • 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13

    Saw the subtitles but for me the video was like it was crawling. Maybe my computer. But first time I watched worked good.

  • Sponsor

    @SS:

    Saw the subtitles but for me the video was like it was crawling. Maybe my computer. But first time I watched worked good.

    Sounds like your network connection is slow, I’m just glad that the subtitles showed up because that was a lot of work.

  • '16 '15 '14 Customizer

    Subtitles and all worked fine for me.

  • Sponsor

    @Der:

    Subtitles and all worked fine for me.

    Awesome! now I can stop customizing my table, and start refining my strategies.

  • 2021 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    I now see the captions, which appear selectively at various points during the video.  Everything runs at normal speed.

    By the way, has anybody tried clicking on the CC button and selecting the “English (Automatic Captions)” option?  The results are hilarious.  I’ve just watched the first 60 seconds of the video in that mode, and in that brief time I’ve already come across such howlers as “cliffside Parker”, “Axis and Allies 1948 Global”, “they stray for rolling in” and  – my favourite one so far – “it was designed by embezzle”.  Can’t wait to watch the rest of it during my lunch break!

  • Sponsor

    Sorry everyone, but I was not happy with the video and the closed captions are just not working for everyone. Therefore I made a new video this morning and have replaced the link in the first post of this thread. There’s no need to view it a second time as it’s only a little different, but pretty much the same content. However, don’t expect to see any subtitles if you do watch it again. Cheers.

  • Founder TripleA Admin

    If you do a short write-up of 1-2 paragraphs and send me all of the photos, I’ll post this on the main site.

    Cheers.

    @Young:

    Hello everyone,

    I have shown off my table here in the past, however, I’m creating one last thread due to some newly added features and custom map.

    Table Video Tour

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng_mXs37Cjg

    House Rules Video

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=31434.msg1155461#msg1155461

    As mentioned in the video we play 1940 Global with a few modifications. The link above will take you to a thread detailing all the house rules we use during our games at the bunker.

    Photos Below…

  • Sponsor

    Would love to, but I’m not sure what the purpose would be… if you tell me what the nature of the end goal is, it would help me decide what content to write. Is it to show off my table and explain the details of all the features involved?

  • Founder TripleA Admin

    Just to share with the world your awesome creation. If you want to make it instructional, that would be even better, i.e., how to make your own.

  • Sponsor

    @djensen:

    Just to share with the world your awesome creation. If you want to make it instructional, that would be even better, i.e., how to make your own.

    Will do, but it’s gonna be longer than a couple of paragraphs.

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