The Adult Wargamer: Gaming Boards


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In my early teens I’d love to spend summers working on projects like building terrain and gaming boards. But with great age comes great responsibility, or something like that. What also comes with age is a little bit of disposable income. Not a lot mind, but a bit. In this, hopefully, regular article I’ll be looking into where you can pick up some great gaming accessories if you’re looking to purchase or how to make some if you’ve got the time to do so.

Gaming boards

Let’s start with the basics. You’re going to need an area to play on. Some people are happy to just play on a kitchen table, but rarely does the kitchen table meet the required sizes. If you’ve got a 6×4 kitchen table, you must have a huge family!

One great resource is the Games Workshop realm of battle boards. These aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but I really rate them. You are able to build a it’s up in 2×2 squares. So you can have a 4×4 or a 6×4 up in a jiffy. You can pick them up with a juicy discount by clicking the pictures above and below which will send you to Element Games.5391-citadel-realm-of-battle-gameboard-med


What most people have is a dining table that’s not quite big enough. This is where B&Q, or any of your local wood suppliers (tee hee) can help out. I recently decided to go for 3 2×4 ply 5mm ply wood panels. I wasn’t going for something that was to thick¬†that I couldn’t store them. This is where having 3 2x4s is perfect. You can easily squeeze them behind the sofa. They also came in at ¬£13 each, which in my mind was a bargain.

Now you could easily just buy a green table-cloth and throw that over. That’s fine, but love a little bit more immersion. I really like the gaming mats that are becoming more and more available. The one below is from Frontline Games. I will discuss them more in an upcoming review.


Well that’s the first instalment, hope you enjoyed it and remember the second Tale Of 40K Gamers will be out on friday.


The Tale Of 40K Gamers

Pewpewpew Mother-flippers! I’ve decided to write this article to explain about The Tabletop Projects up coming Tale Of 40k Gamers. We are trying to get as many listeners as
Possible involved with us.

We are delighted to announce that The Tabletop Project is now sponsored by the fantastic Element Games! I have been a happy customer from the beginning and you can’t fault the customer service. If placed before 12 your order will most likely be with you the next day and let’s not forget the massive discount on all products!

“The Tale” Explained

What is the “Tale Of 40k Gamers?” I hear you cry. At it’s core, two or more people choose a faction, then a points amount for their initial month, we have chosen 750pts, then you build and paint that for the first month. Then you decide how many points you are going to add for the next month and so on and so forth. This way you have targets to reach and everyone involved can give each other support. We have decided on the following monthly points amounts: 750, 1000, 1250, 1500, 1850. So our Tale will last for 5 months. After which we will all, hopefully, have a completed 1850pt army!

The Campaign Explained

We have also decided to run a campaign along side it so we can be playing games. We are using the new 7th ed rules, which from the outside look very tight! This means that we are playing small games to begin with which tends to be the best way to learn the rules.

We are using an edited version of the Crusade Of Fire supplement Games Workshop released with 6th edition. We’ve decided to add some cool missions and few other surprises for the players along the way!

How You Can Get Involved

If you fancy getting into Warhammer 40,000 then this is the best time! It’s a great edition and great time to start. We are beginning on the 2nd of Feb, so you have then till the first of March to paint your 750pts but, to be honest, the first month is the hardest, so you can start from now if you wish! Then please send your progress photos to and we will post them on our Facebook page and on this site, you can also tweet them to us with the handle @lost_lighthouse. You are also encouraged to use the hash tag #to40kgs on twitter and instagram.

We hope you join us on The Tale! And remember to pick up all your hobby supplies from Element Games.