I set out this morning to finally make space in the woodshed/workshop/storage dump for another cord of firewood. As I was shifting valuable flotsam and jetsam I spied an unexpected item which appeared to be a remnant of the stuff my table surface is made of. I hauled it out and OMGoogle! it was the 2x5ft expansion to my old 5x7 table that I had had to remove last June! Having failed to locate it last fall I figured that I had cannabilised it but Not So!
Bringing it swiftly into the house I thought, "Here's what I need to make my table 4x6 which should be plenty big". Just to be bold I propped it up to see what 4x7 looked like. Lonnnnng and narrow, very narrow, much narrower than it looks at 4x5, which just goes to show how easily the eye is fooled.
Then I thought the table is 5 wide, the piece is 5 wide, I could....no...maybe...well just to see.... ARGHHHHHHH! I practically got a sort of vertigo! Such open spaces! How many troops and how much scenery would it take to fill this beast?
|The 40's don't look as big on a 5x6.|
OK, breathe Ross! This is the same table you were using this time last year!
So now the question is, do I make it into an extension for soecial games? or do I give up the day to day space that I've been enjoying and remake a permanent 5x6 table? I seemed to recall that always felt odd playing a small game in one corner of the table.