|Model railroad tables repurposed as a wargame table|
I added a set of folding legs to the blank tables. These are lower in height than normal for a model railroad, but just fine for gaming.
|Alicia helped cut pieces of felt for dirt roads. The main paved road|
is pieces of masonite I cut on my track saw with sloped shoulders
The crew lounge is large enough to house the 5x7 table with plenty of room for the planned expansion of the Aquia Line. Even Alicia likes it. She came down and helped me build the terrain board. It is very rare for her to come down to the basement. I think she is lobbying to keep the crew lounge /war room open.
War gaming scenery is a bit different than model railroad scenery. It has to be robust and reconfigurable. So it tends to be less detailed, and more stylized. But a lot of the same principles apply.
The figure below describes the scenario we will play. This is part of our commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Western Europe. Each month we have been playing a scenario that is appropriate for that month in 1944.
We have already done scenarios from D-Day, Fighting in the Bocage, and the Battle of Arracourt. This is from operation Market Garden, the Bridge too far campaign.
|The first scenario we will play in the new "war Room" involves the Battle of Koevering, |
on 23-25 September 1944. It was part of the Market Garden campaign.