Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cigar Box Battle Mats

Earlier this week, two 6' x 4' Cigar Box Battle mats arrived in the mail. My initial excitement was tempered when I realized that I'd have to clear my work/project/junk table to actually deploy the mats. Clearing the table is always a major project because I always come across long abandoned, half finished, project that pulls me in an unintended direction. 
  Now back to the mats, they are everything I expected them to be. They actually impressed my wife, who usually has a neutral to negative view of my hobby purchases. The dimensions of mats are larger than advertised, allowing for the placement of contours, made of whatever you like, under them. This allows for a rolling surface effect, rather than the billiard table look.  
  I promise I will post some pictures as soon as I get the table cleared of projects, which should be in about a week.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

First Game of 2016, at least for Me.

An AWI game using Sharpe Practice rules from Too Fat Lardies. Sad to say, I was on the losing side, the Patriots lost, but this time not to the Broncos.