It all started like that. When moving in, it was a dentist's rooms. Had the separations removed to make a huge space. Until I found out the house 300 years ago was a big stone barn, had jitters about the ceiling strength after destroying the separations. It looked big and rectangular. I made plans for tables, using as much as possible the existing stuff that came from old times.
It got more complicated. The previous owner of this house seemed to hate any 90° corners. Everywhere but once in the house, it was redone so no right angles. Imagine in this huge room nothing is parallel, no wall has the same length as it’s opposite.
To maximise the battle space and not finish destroying my back I would do parallel tables. Hesitating between two biggish and three, one central big two sides smaller (narrower). These would make better use of space as they would be over storage spaces. The Ma dame decided the kitchen was awful and needed redoing. So I already had a few bits saved from the previous kitchen moved in to re-use, then some of upstairs smelly crappy ones would be recycled in the game room. Lots of work, cleaning and testing positions, heights and finally clamping down the bits with long wooden covers. From past long experience there would be lots of games needing only the center table, then if all three, the main action would be often just there too.
To end up doing this:
central table 4.5 m long x 160 cm
the one wall with doors (with Napoleonic pictures hanging) 4.8 m x 65 cm
the opposite wall, but with walking space between it and the wall, 5m x 70 cm
It was needed as I said as the room is not rectangular but the tables need to be parallel. it is already not all intuitive to use the junctions of two tables (usually put chalk marks on hanging felt/ mats to give ideas of positions on both sides).
Battlespace usually is max 295 cm x 450 cm.
Painting space on recuperated computer table, plus drawer boxes for those waiting to get painted, paint storage from Gamecraft.
Even the seat was from garbage somewhere.
Half the length of the room behind this wall and under the stairs, a little storage. the door hanging stuff was intended for shoes, Two are in use for flock boxes, spray paints and else.
recent very space saving addition.
My CSA flag from my first visit to the US in 1978! the little movable brown contraption near the window will soon get a bigger top to have more work space when the tables are used and do an emergency "push away the end of the world" on the side if needed.
The toilet stayed, Can be used and rather be added value when I go from here for a downstairs flat. Storage of big polystyrene tiles waiting to be cut. And the remaining bits always useful.
Under the tables storages of every kind, some boxes from the 80s!
central table has space under for 6 spots seating with legs under it. . Old kitchen furniture put to re use. Then no unity in colours and shapes.
Part of the military library is there too. I tried to have one "side" of each game stored on each side of the room so you don't run around to pick them up. Drawers here mostly full of French grande armée and some ACW space with few things yet;) inside.
Drawers with hills and on top houses. Three with central European (and a bit of French styles) and not enough spaces now another one down, plus three with Russian and "Italian" types. And several of ACW/AWI too.
I once had all the houses you could find. No, not anymore.
June 2019 to be painted about 20 more are waiting.
Here on the side to use all the space , bags of the "bushes" with the drawers of Friedrich the great troops. The Austrians are stored on the opposite side. The future Russians might go on the side. of the room
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