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Lord Ashram17 Aug 2017 5:34 p.m. PST


Hey all!

Sounds silly, but I did a little walk-through of my carefully curated collection of snacks that I keep for visitors!

Let me know if you see any weaknesses in what is provided!

Anyway, come on by and get the tour from someone who thinks about food entirely too much!:)


(And I put this under the tools of wargaming, because let's face it… this is the most important tool of wargaming!:D )

Neal Smith17 Aug 2017 6:13 p.m. PST

Your game is strong!

Codsticker17 Aug 2017 7:41 p.m. PST

Needs more Gin!

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 7:49 p.m. PST

You sir, are a connoisseur. I would be especially tempted by the chillef peppermint patties.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

The bottles are empty… so when you said "curating", exactly what did you mean? Or should we wait for the hangover to fade? :)

boy wundyr x Inactive Member17 Aug 2017 9:38 p.m. PST

I'll volunteer to play the force on the side of the table near that set up!

Lord Ashram18 Aug 2017 4:26 a.m. PST

Hey guys!

Cod, yeah, no gin. You know, that's not a bad idea… get a few cans of tonic…

Lost, the peppermint patties are a good "end of night" palate cleanser… the cold and the mint wrap it up well:)

Nar, only is actually empty… the vodka is about half full, the tequila a quarter. but I think it is just tough to tell because of the labels. The whiskey is near full. The Italian one is the empty one, but because it is homemade (as is the bottle) I haven't gotten more:)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 5:41 a.m. PST

Great idea!

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 5:59 a.m. PST

You need a larger serving area for the chafing dish and buffet spread………….This way meals can be served. Players can grab a bit in between their movements. Really keeps a game moving.

Thomas O18 Aug 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

A bottle of Laphroaig would be a good addition.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Do you charge admission to your museum? It looks great! I will take Cuervo on the rocks, please.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

This is really awesome catering to your guests. You are a gnetlman sir. Well done.

BTW, one of gusts generally provides pretzells as a snack for our games….no residue on the figures and or terrain.

Lord Ashram18 Aug 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

Hey guys!

Hah! Doug (I assume thats you, at BTC?), that is an excellent idea… although I am not sure we'd get much gaming in!:D

No admission; if you are here, I'd be happy to get you that drink!

Duke, I appreciate it. I genuinely get such pleasure when someone comes by and finds JUST the snack they've got a hankering for. Silly, I know. Good idea about the pretzels… a few of the snacks leave a rather unhealthy orange glow on your fingertips, which figures most assuredly do not like:(

Oh, I think that was you who asked about the shelves? They are indeed from IKEA, but with added shelves… here is a link to my post about them, which includes a link to the guy who had the idea (and who clearly details how to do it!) It was pretty easy, and REALLY made those shelves SO much more worthwhile!


Thanks all, for the kind words! I just adore tweaking the room and always trying to make it better!:)

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

Lord Ashram, you are correct. Since we often host a weekend for a small group containing out of town friends, it works to keep the meals rolling without taking a lot of time away from the game. Couple that with a well stocked bar and a large fridge filled with beer………Makes for a fun gaming/social weekend.

I do like your House of War.


Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 5:20 a.m. PST

Cod, yeah, no gin. You know, that's not a bad idea… get a few cans of tonic…

Lord Ashram, since you are so anal about the details (and I absolutely mean that in the best sense possible) perhaps tailor the adult beverages to the game:

Gin and Tonic for colonial gaming.

Bourbon for ACW games.

Schnapps and Vodka for WW2 Eastern Front.

English, Scottish and Irish ales for ECW games.

The mind boggles…… may need a bigger fridge. Well done sir!

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