I am lucky enough to have my own gaming room, along with a spot in the garage where I do most of my painting. It took some lobbying to the political powers to allow me to have my own gaming room, but once the paperwork was done, the SO was kind enough to advise me on choice of colours, choice of furniture etc. Thank you, Ann!
The idea was to create a nice room to host games, rather than turn it into a chaotic storage den. This particular room literally is the smallest one in the house (apart from the toilet, of course), so the possibilities were limited in what was achievable in terms of table size etc.
No doubt, the room will improve and receive some decorations during the next few months - e.g. I need some nice comfy chairs. Also, I didn't want to cram as large a table in the room as possible, without room left for standing around or finding a spot to put your glass filled with a single malt whisky (or an excellent Belgian beer, for that matter). So, I scaled my table down to roughly 120x180cm. After all, the games you play should be adapted to your table, not the other way around. Years of wargaming have learned me how to bend any ruleset so you can use it to play the games you can play, rather than keep on dreaming for the ideal games that will never materialize.
Without much further ado, here are some quick pictures I took this morning. Image quality is variable, since they were quickly shot using my iPad.
|The south wall, with a large map showing the history of WW2 in the Pacific. The other drawing shows the siege of Bouillon castle, and was made as an educational aid for history lessons in primary schools.|
|Another view of the west wall. The centre cabinet displays my collection of toy soldiers and some awards we won over the years for our convention games. Note the collecton of empty whisky and bourbon bottles ;-)|
|Selection of military history books, with a lot of Ospreys. Another part of my collection of books is kept in the large library / living room.|
|Last picture showing the storage drawers underneath the table containing all the figures.|
Some newer pictures in "My new wargaming room (part 2)" and "My new wargaming room (part 3)".