|25mm OS Medieval Fantasy game.|
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After long mental gymnastics over ratios and arm lengths I tried this improvised 40" x 56" table (10 x 14 x 4" squares if it were gridded). It felt a little narrow until I started playing and realized that with the 2/3 scale down I was using my medieval armies were 2 bow shots apart at the start. A very reasonable distance. The gridded version would have the same number of squares as the 5'x6' table I just tore down, just 4" rather than 6" ones.
As the game progressed I found the table size more than adequate for the game but found it hard to reach across. The oversize cloth was even more annoying than usual and I really missed my under table shelves. The main thing though was that the size and orientation fit without getting in the way or feeling awkward.
After the game I pulled off the cloth and the various bits propped up to hold the shape, raised the height then laid my 2 main boards down to be measured for trimming. While I was marking them it occurred to me that due to other changes, their 4'x5' layout was no longer as much in the way as it was when I tested one a week ago.
So I am going to leave it in place for a week or so. If it doesn't get in my way I'll make it permanent otherwise I'll trim it to the size in the picture. So not a big table or the small card table size I had in mind but a medium size that I've used successfully before for a wide range of games. Might be the size that's juuuust right!