Oh dear. I see it’s over four months since I last posted – so not quite the regular updates I expected to make then! I’ve not been idle but, to be honest, as a technophobe, creating a post is a struggle. However, I shall carry on, if only to keep Andy happy.
Andy created this blog and constantly pesters me to post something. He’s one of those computer literate types who knows lots of techie stuff so can’t quite fathom that I still struggle with the function buttons on my wrist watch. He’s particularly haughty with me at the moment because he’s enjoying a bit of a revival of his wargaming mojo (see his sickeningly splendid blog here) but it won’t last and then I’ll get some peace and quiet.
During the meanwhilst I have played a wonderful mid 18thC game in the Loftwaffe (here) and a Great Northern War game with my mate Old John using his amazing 20mm and 1/72 collection.
I’ve done lots of non wargaming stuff over the winter, like hard landscaping in the garden, but most of all I’ve spent many hours building my work benches, slash, wargames table. They, or rather it, is now finished and I officially have a wargames shed. Ta da!
I have two benches (big bench and little bench). They are robustly constructed but swivel on their casters with the ease of Torvill and Dean on ice. A few pictures follow showing the construction process and end result……….
The benches can be arranged in a number of ways. In each position they are bolted together so that the whole structure moves as one…..not that you’d need to move them much I suppose. The photos don’t really give an indication of space round the tables. The largest set-up shown below (8′ x 5′) allows 32″ clear space along each side and 27″ at each end. At a pinch and by using little bench’s flap against big bench’s 4″ side I can have a 9′ x 4’+. I don’t think that would be too cramped. Most of the time little bench will be pushed up against the wall and big bench will be my worktop.
So now I suppose I’d better make some terrain? I’d also like to have a detachable border round the table for when I pay games. Oh crap, still more to do………..