What is your ultimate Bolt Action table?
February 18, 2021 at 10:28 pm #184422Duncan WasdellParticipant
Hi all. So how and where do you play your Bolt Action games? Do you use mats and scatter terrain? Purpose built gaming tables? In clubs, kitchens, attics…?
I’m new to the game, if not the hobby and have made an unusual decision…I’ve commissioned a well-known YouTube terrain maker to build me a 16ft x 4ft modular table, themed on the Normandy actions of the Band of Brothers. Why?
Well, simply because I’m lucky (and crazy) enough to do it. But also because I want to try to use the table to promote both the game and the hobby, and hopefully one day even use it as part of an immersive history event for schools. I’m based in London, currently shielding alone from Covid, so very keen to hear from anyone, about anything!
If you’re interested in seeing the table being built, then keep an eye on GeekGamingScenics YouTube channel over the next couple of months.
And if you’d like to arrange a game on it…here I am.
Duncan Wasdell0February 19, 2021 at 11:12 am #184433IanParticipant
First of all welcome to Bolt Action. It’s a really good set of WWII platoon level rules, so I do hope you enjoy playing. Also D-Day/Normandy is a great period with all the different troops types and strange vehicles scurrying about the table.
I hope your table works out well and you get a lot of enjoyment from it . I also like the idea of promoting the hobby using such a vast table.
Ian0March 3, 2021 at 7:08 pm #184663Paul NettleParticipant
Welcome to the game. I subscribe to GeekGaming on YouTube so I heard about the 16′ by 4′ table he is making. It sounds really great.
At home I use a 6′ by 4′ table covered with a single green unfitted bedsheet. Covered in scatter terrain. I also have a few game mats. In lockdown I have been reduced to solo games.
I am a member of the Swindon and District Wargamers club (www.sadwargamers.com) and as a club we provide terrain for members.
At https://paulwargaming.blogspot.com/ you can see one of my solo games and also the 8′ by 6′ table we set up for an all-day Normandy beach assault game.
Happy gaming.0March 8, 2021 at 5:56 pm #184760Duncan WasdellParticipant
That beach looks pretty impregnable to me!
I’m hoping to use the completed table from Luke as a bit of an excuse to see as much of this country as I can, as and when we can, while trying to raise a bit of money for charity and do a bit to promote various aspects of the hobby. I’ve asked Luke to build a Salute-worthy table, that could go on tour. Let me know if you want to know more… Or you could just keep watching his videos…
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