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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2014 4:17 a.m. PST

I found this old thread interesting: link

I think we did one here ages ago but we are probably due for another one.

passiveaggressive11 Jul 2014 4:36 a.m. PST

I'll clear out all the whips and chains and see what I can do…

45thdiv11 Jul 2014 4:50 a.m. PST

Here is a quick shot of my room.


It is a 6 x 12 foot table.


VonTed11 Jul 2014 4:56 a.m. PST

I like these threads :)

YogiBearMinis11 Jul 2014 5:01 a.m. PST

Is that Sudan in 28mm or 15mm?

45thdiv11 Jul 2014 5:11 a.m. PST

28mm Perry. The river boats are form John Jenkins. The buildings are crescent root studios.


olicana11 Jul 2014 5:15 a.m. PST

Here's an old tour of mine. The table is now 15 x 6 (12 x 6 permanent + 3 x 6 drop leaf extension).


Repiqueone11 Jul 2014 5:40 a.m. PST

Here's my current 4x12 foot table and room, along with some ideas for a future upgrade and table design.

See: link

YogiBearMinis11 Jul 2014 5:57 a.m. PST

Thanks, Matthew.

We just started meeting with an architect to design house plans, having bought the land a month ago, so I am in the earliest phases. The architect (and my wife) is well aware of my wishes for a game room, but the precise dimensions are still undecided; I am trying to decide what game table size I want so as to then know how hard to push for the size of the room. That 12x6 using 28mm terrain looks about perfect to me--I have a ton of MBA medieval terrain I want to set up for skirmish gaming in 28mm, and was unsure about a 10x5 or a 12x6 table.

45thdiv11 Jul 2014 6:00 a.m. PST

The rooms look great. I like to see how others have set up thier rooms.

45thdiv11 Jul 2014 6:05 a.m. PST

Say, since your are building one thing I did was to build my shelves into my walls. That saved me about 2.5 feet of floor space so folks can move around the table better. I would not make the table any wider. Also, I kept the table about waist high. It is easier to reach the middle that way.


Who asked this joker11 Jul 2014 7:09 a.m. PST

Here is a quick shot of my room.


It is a 6 x 12 foot table.


That place looks oddly familiar, grin

general btsherman11 Jul 2014 7:11 a.m. PST

Here's mine. I don't have a game setup at the moment and noting on the painting table. Not good. I'm planning to upgrade to a larger room in a few years. I won't accept anything less than a 15' table. I can fit a 6'X7' table in my current room.



45thdiv11 Jul 2014 7:38 a.m. PST

The only problem with my room is that it has not seen any games for a while. :-(

IUsedToBeSomeone11 Jul 2014 7:57 a.m. PST

I am in the process of rearranging my games room which also doubles up as the packing and storage area for Black Hat.

Here are some pics as it was:

General shot of Room:


shot the other way:


Painting table:


Figure storage in Study that adjoins the games room:


wargames/history bookshelf:


Couple of small display cases:


I am planning on changing the room around and dropping down to half the table tennis table for most of the time as I rarely use the whole thing for games. It is pretty easy to put up so will only take a moment to make a larger table.

I am also going through and selling off the old projects that haven't been started (Space Hulk went on Ebay yesterday and sold in 10 minutes!) and cutting down on the boxes I am using to store scenery.

Figure storage isn't too much of a problem, as not all the drawers in the two filing cabinets are full, but scenery is starting to get out of hand!


wrgmr111 Jul 2014 8:18 a.m. PST

olicana – lovely room. Wish I had one like that.
However it is far too neat!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jul 2014 8:22 a.m. PST

Here is my game room on one of its tidier, picked up days:


I have space for a 6ft by 15ft centre table flanked by two 2.5ft by 15ft back tables which increase the depth of the gaming table.

Here is the reading area:


And here is a more typical rendition of how it usually looks:


45thdiv11 Jul 2014 9:29 a.m. PST

Jim, what is the dimension of your room? I like the cleaned up version. :-)


(Phil Dutre)11 Jul 2014 10:42 a.m. PST

Here's mine, although with an empty table in these photographs:




My room is on the smaller side (roughly 3x4 meters), but I went for style rather than size ;-) I still have the garage as my main storage space though. Diplomatic talks with the powers that be to use one of the bigger rooms in the house were not very successful … ;-)

Cerdic11 Jul 2014 1:42 p.m. PST

These threads just make me jealous! Some of you have a room you can use just for wargames? Luxury!

Serves me right for living in London, I suppose. Just can't afford the half million or so for a house big enough to have a spare room!

Sparker11 Jul 2014 2:23 p.m. PST


This is a view of my games room, I don't seem to have a shots of my painting studio (mercifully perhaps, its not exactly ready for Captain's rounds) nor my library…You'll just have to come around for a game…and afterwards perhaps, if you let me win, I'll show you the wine cellar…

D A THB11 Jul 2014 3:40 p.m. PST

I've been meaning to take some photos of my room. Hopefully I will have it done for next time the question is asked. Its currently in a 3.5x6 meter room but hope to expand it so I can get another table in beside my current 10x6 table.

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2014 4:38 p.m. PST





artaxerxes11 Jul 2014 7:30 p.m. PST

Deeply envious of the lot of you.

Flatland Hillbilly11 Jul 2014 7:54 p.m. PST

I feel inadequate now.

45thdiv11 Jul 2014 8:17 p.m. PST

I wish I had all the cool props I see on everyone's walls and shelves. And some of the rooms just look comfortable to relax in.

For those who comment a game room, I know how you feel. When I lived in London I put a board over the small bed in my room for games. At least you have clubs to go to.

When my wife and I bought our house, we made sure there was a room for a game table. That meant a house that needed some work. I was a motivated home repair guy, seeing the game room at the end of the tunnel.

If you ever are on this side of the pond you are welcome to stop in for a game.


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2014 9:31 p.m. PST


Not my room but the winner of a Hobby Room contest at the HaT forum.

WarWizard12 Jul 2014 4:35 a.m. PST

DM – where did you get those long tall black cabinets?

Militia Pete12 Jul 2014 6:10 a.m. PST

Sadly, mine is now disassembled in preparation to the move to SC. Most stuff going to end up in storage for a time I am afraid. Took down the 5x12 table. Had room for larger.

wrgmr112 Jul 2014 12:52 p.m. PST

Some great looing rooms here.

DAF – love your reading space

Sparker – great memorabilia on your walls, any Canadian crests?

Thorfin1112 Jul 2014 1:16 p.m. PST

My room is smaller than some of your tables and the table is only 3'x3'! Even so, it has revolutionised our gaming – it's so good to be able to leave a game or a layout in situ and have time to savour it.


Must start blogging again soon!

45thdiv12 Jul 2014 2:22 p.m. PST


I think your room is brilliant. I enjoyed reading how you created the room.

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2014 4:12 p.m. PST


They're all from IKEA. Lots of possible combinations. You can drill additional holes for tons of figure shelf space.



Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2014 4:15 p.m. PST

The last picture from ochoin reminds me of the 2001 Space Odyssey scene when HAL is being shut down.


Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2014 4:28 p.m. PST

They all look like great places for a game.

Early morning writer14 Jul 2014 7:51 p.m. PST

Thorfin has it right. The size and style of the table pales in comparison to having the table in use, whatever its size or situation.

I have a 5' x 12' table set up and am working to clear and clean the detritus in order to have a game. It is in our covered lanai, recently enclosed. Out the door is the swimming pool. Still need to add lights and fans for the darker seasons of the year (well, fans are for the hotter times). Have had one game in the space years ago. Biggest challenge is the player space is a bit narrow but it is workable. More room for minis, less room for gamers. But the larger gamers can take commands at the ends of the table where there is room.

I am jazzed to be able to setup the table and just sit back and admire that it is there.

(Phil Dutre)17 Jul 2014 5:58 a.m. PST

Some new pictures of my room: see link for some more. A selection below:





As I mentioned before, my room is smaller than other shown here, but therefore within reach of the average wargamer?
BTW, I do have a garage that I use as storage space and where my painting desk is ;-)

45thdiv17 Jul 2014 8:51 a.m. PST

I like that last picture. The flats look great. I also like that brand of whisky.

I think your room is great. I have to have all my stuff in my room. No painting in the garage.


Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2014 9:04 a.m. PST



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