|House cleaning at Fort MacDuff.|
There were three main goals:
- Reduce congestion when moving around the room and make room to have more than 1 guest over for gaming.
- Make room for a bigger table for special occasion
- Get the table away from the window to make it easier to take pictures on bright days, esp as the sun is going down.
Reducing the clutter would also be good but that's phase 2.
While the table would be, and has been in decades past, suitable on its own for a small game, especially in 15mm or smaller, its not big enough for a standard game with big figures. However, with a protective cloth it is big enough to set a wargame table top on. In the pictures I have used my current top now removed from its legs. I have experimented and it can be set up either way (esp once I finish moving the last bits like the filing cabinet with CD player on it). This means that on special occasions I could set up a 5x8 again. I don't expect to but do plan to set myself up with an 8x4 for special occasions leaving the 4x5 for ordinary days. There is room behind the long bookcase to stash the gaming top. Take the leaves out and the small round table slides easily on the floor and leaves ample room for a cot should I have overnight company willing to rough it in the midst of armies.
(goodness only been 8 years since I painted the floor and it already needs doing again)
The two main immediate chores that remain are sorting a few odds and ends of furniture and finding somewhere to tuck all the stray figures, scenery, and various bits and bobs, Later will come redecorating, paint, pictures etc.
But first, a game, tomorrow afternoon I hope.