Wargaming Tabletop

After painting tens of Nick Lund’s orcs, we recently decided to try his battlegame, Fantasy Warriors. Problem number 1: rules recommend a 4 ft x 6 ft playing area, but our long-working tabletop is only 4 ft x 4 ft 4 in.

Solution: Build a new tabletop! We went from vague idea to design with materials in one afternoon:

After scavenging some leftover house-building material we came up with: a piece of 3/8 inch plywood exactly 4ft x 6ft and 3/4 in x 3/4 in solid pine strips.  Add white glue from the crafts and the all-important “goop”: vinyl spackle and we have a table-in-waiting.

The pine strips are for rails on the underside to prevent the tabletop from slipping if it’s bumped into. My husband predrilled the pine so just the tips of the screws came through to the good side, then we glued and screwed:

He ground down the tips of the screws, and then we were ready for the surfacing.

My husband troweled on the spackle, while I textured it with an old towel.

It was a perfect New England spring evening, the chill and damp gave us a little more working time with the spackle:

Game Master with board, drying for the night.

Putting on the layers of paint next day:

Are we happy with it?

And finished with models for scale:

Next: Hills to top it off.

2 Replies to “Wargaming Tabletop”

  1. Dice Plague

    Great table! I´ve came to your website from a link of lead adventure forum and spent a lot of time here reading awesome posts of your games. It´s very heart warming to see a beautiful Family like yours bonded with such a passionate hobbie spending some cool quality time together. God bless all of you guys!!!

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    • SwordAndSorceryRPG

      Thank you so much! Just this morning we came downstairs to see our 7 year old son reading the blog! It’s a fun family obsession. I’m glad you enjoy the game descriptions too. Check back often as there are many more adventures to come!

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