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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-09, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was hoping the good people of heresy could help me out with this one. Unsurprisingly, I can't stand playing on plain white surfaces, which is what I am forced to do when my friends come over, as the only suitable area for battle is the clean white sheets of my double bed. Obviously we tart it up with scenery but it does detract from the game, not only because it doesn't look realistic, but that tall or heavy models constantly topple over due to the flexible nature of the bed. The dining table is far too small, there is no adequate floor space and there is no room to store a massive 6x4 board as I live in a moderately sized British house.

Does anyone know of any gaming mats that are sturdy enough to counter the supple mattress, and create a more stable gaming experience? And preferably something that looks good. I'd rather something urban and greyish but Id happily look into flock mats also.

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While i cant really suggest much in the line of game mats, I too only have my bedroom for space to play when friends come over (mainly so siblings dont bother us) and to solve the problem of keeping an 8x4' piece of wood in my bedroom I made it so the board will fold up to be only 2x4' which easily fits under my single bed just fine.

If you have the tools or know someone who does, buy the board and some hinges, cut the board into 4 panels, and hinge them together (hinge the middle cut the opposite way to the other two) Its not not a perfect solution but I like the result I got with mine,

heres a link to how mine turned out: https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...390#post347390

either that or just buy a green sheet and place some books under it for support
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thanks for the tip, not much of a wood-worker and don't think I ever once even managed to saw in a strait line in workshop, but worth a look into.
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my dad couldnt cut straight either lol, but the board still fits together nicely
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you could have modular boards. It's a solution and a chance for you to enjoy bigger games on a more exciting .. scene you could say. it's just cutting a 6x4 board into how ever many pieces you feel suitable and when you want to play, just put them together to a way you like. saves space, and you can put it together as pleased

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usually where you go and buy the sheet of wood the shop could cut it to the size you need if not to crazy, and one cut 4 feet long isn't crazy.

another thing you could do is depending on the size of the kitchen table build a wood piece that would set on-top of that for gaming, much easier if you ask me, just remember to put some cloth or glue felt to the bottom so mom doesn't shank you for scratching her finish.
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I asked if the placed i got it from could cut it (general hardware store) but they said they didnt have the tools to do something that big

oh well
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go to b&q and pick up some chip board loft panels. they cost £5 and come in packs of 3. thayre about 4ft by 1ft and slot together lovely. i use them cos i dont have room in my flat for a permanent gaming table.
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a hardware store without tools to cut wood? wow a hand saw could do that, those guys are nuts.
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yeah but who wants to sit there and make 12' worth of cuts?

Even though some (ok most) of the cut is a little wonky , its still reasonably straight, and when its laid down for a game you cant even tell (well except for the tiny gap between the boards for the hinges but nothing can be done about that)
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