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ChrisBBB Inactive Member14 Feb 2017 6:07 a.m. PST

I've been experimenting with getting custom battlemats printed. I got one done for the battle of Kapolna (1849) which cost me under £20.00 GBP including delivery. Used it in anger this week and I reckon it looks pretty good.

Kapolna initial set-up by Chris Pringle, on Flickr

More details about the battlemat, and about the battle, are on the BBB Blog:


Bloody Big BATTLES!

Shedman14 Feb 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

It's the future AND one can spill beer on it!

I look forward to seeing it on Saturday


KTravlos Inactive Member14 Feb 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

I am not sure I would ever go fully to them, but they can be very very useful for some things. For example class activities.

M C MonkeyDew14 Feb 2017 9:48 a.m. PST


vtsaogames14 Feb 2017 9:54 a.m. PST

That sure looks good. Keep us posted on the progress of this experiment.

Unicum, eh? That's the spirit!

ChrisBBB Inactive Member14 Feb 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

That's the spirit indeed.

In 1941 the Hungarian army was chronically short of motor transport so conscripted a load of civilian trucks which it had no time to paint. These included some from Zwack (makers of Unicum). So my 1/300 scale Hungarian WWII army includes a truck in Zwack livery.


NickinRI Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Feb 2017 6:32 a.m. PST

Did you drink the Unicum before during, or after the engagement?

Was this also the Unicum that your wife managed to convince me I'd never had before?

ChrisBBB Inactive Member20 Feb 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

As aperitif rather than digestif.

Yes, it was the proper original fully leaded 1790 recipe, not the more recent version that has been sweetened for effete modern palates.


NickinRI Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Feb 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Ahhh! The good stuff…

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