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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2017 12:25 p.m. PST



Hope you enjoy!


gangbusters14 Dec 2017 12:26 p.m. PST
robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

Interesting. (And thank you, Gangbusters.) A quibble in passing:

To get the game board down to 8x8, the stand frontage has to be no more that 1"/25mm--which I'll grant you is workable in microscale, and I've used it in other periods. But if you stick to a DBA "small" of 40mm and leave everything else the same, you'd still only need a board 320mm/13"(-) a side, while being a more common basing. Also a lot of ancients are sold in 20mm/40mm frontages. Before I went down to 8x8, I'd have to be convinced 13x13 took up too much room.

My thinking tends to lump wargame projects into
1. Club (Board 6x12 and up)
2. Normal (Boards from 6x4 to 5x9)
3. Plays on card table (no more than 3x3)
4. Whole thing goes in briefcase/laptop carrier.

Once you reach 4, I'm not sure of the advantage of further shrinkage. Others may disagree.

warwell14 Dec 2017 3:07 p.m. PST

I've been experimenting with portable wargames using A4 sized Tuff Boxes. An 8" board fits perfectly in the box, as you can see in the first photo of this post on my blog:


In this particular instance, I was using Magister Militum's excellent 3mm ancient range. I also experimented with 2mm and even block armies.

Anyway, I love reading about your efforts Gangbusters

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Dec 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

I am often intrigued with ideas like this. I did one in which the box *is* the game board:



I'm currently working on a 2mm project just for a laugh, but it will use a 5x8 piece of cloth but the whole game will fit in a pretty small box including terrain, mat, armies, dice and rules.

Sebastian Palmer16 Dec 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

Hi Armand, your link has been bug-jacked! The 'inside the tank' link is great though, thanks for sharing. Seb

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

It happens my friend!… (smile)

Glad you enjoyed it!.


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