It goes almost without saying that storing everything you need for wargaming in 10mm is WAY easier than 25mm. The weight difference alone (if you are using metal figures) is dramatic. I have a floor to ceiling (well almost ceiling) built-in bookcase right next to the table where games are set-up and that is sufficient to store all the figures, structures, and game accessories I need plus several other related items. The lower shelves have bins that hold trees and hedges for all seasons:
We are in the process of doing some traveling so I stored up everything after Balleyeasca and will setup again for Justice Mills (Aberdeen) in a couple of weeks. As should be obvious to anyone who has looked at some of my battle pictures, I use terry cloth for all of my playing surface and to pretty much “sculpt” the terrain features. I like it because of its texture and because it folds up nicely with hardly any wrinkles. Because of the folding it can be stored in two under-window cabinets:
The game-board or playing surface or what ever you want to call it folds up and is stored in two cardboard sleeves behind a low wicker chest-of-drawers next to the built-in bookcase. Each folding section is comprised of four 20″x 30″ x 3/8″ foam board panels covered with the base green terry cloth material. Each section is therefore 40″ x 60″ and can be combined to form a long, 40″ x 120″ game board (as at Balleyeasca) or a more square, 60″ x 80″ (as at Tippermuir):
In my typical game scale, the long board is well over a mile long and nearly 700 yards wide, while the “square” board gives easily a half mile per side. With selective compression I think I’ll be able to do all of the Celtic Fringe battles or at least the significant parts.
While I was taking pictures of my gaming environment I went for a walk in the neighborhood and took a couple more pictures:
Below is where we live, the last long valley before the Allegheny Mountains to the west:
Looking west, the beginning of the mountains in the distance above us:
Each season here has its beauty but Fall (Autumn) and Spring are my favorites.