You could have painted at the borders, IPC values, territory names etc. on the glass. That way you could easily use the 3D map for different games by changing the glass overlay 🙂
I think that having different sheets of painted glass for different games would be an expensive proposition. I don’t know how much Rorschach’s setup cost him, but the acrylic sheet which covers my own AA50 table set me back over a hundred bucks.
Yeah, I originally was going to etch all the borders onto the acrylic, but when you’re looking at $50 (give or take) per sheet for this size it would be far too expensive. But, to be honest, the sheet is so close to the table anyway there is absolutely no mistaking the territories, so it’s all good.
And this way, if we want to play a different game, we just pop in a flat MDF panel underneath instead of the AA50 board and you’re good to go!
The entire table (not counting countless hours of time) cost me about $150 … still no legs on it though.
And, Jeremy and I finally finished our game. 17 rounds, 9 weeks (about an hour and a quarter, hour and a half a week) … Allied Victory when the Brits waltzed into a sparsely defended Berlin.