Floating grids

By Jim Rohrer

This is a new game board set up for me. It was inspired by Bob Cordery’s Wargame Miscellany site. Bob uses hexes instead of squares. This site https://narrativesolowargames.blogspot.com/ shows use of floating squares but they are 2″ instead of 4″.

Hobby Lobby had a framed white MDF board on sale for $18. Four-inch wooden squares (tiles) from Amazon were about the same price. I painted some squares green and others blue (for future use as lakes). See the picture below. The white road is a convenient use of empty space on the white board. The tiles can be easily reconfigured to set up a new scenario. This new board is space-efficient and sturdy.

 

About jimr

As a semi-retired professor, I have time to indulge myself with hobbies. Solo wargaming with 54mm figures using One Hour Wargame (OHW) rules and an expanded card deck is my style of play. https://rohrerj.blogspot.com/
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5 Responses to Floating grids

  1. Bob Cordery says:

    Jim,

    I like the concept and think that it will work very well indeed. Unfortunately, we don’t have Hobby Lobby in the UK, other wise I’d be copying your idea.

    All the best,

    Bob

    PS. I do use squares as well as hexes as I find squares work better for periods where linear formations were the norm.

  2. George Arnold says:

    I like this grid set-up. Clever re-purposing of the board and tiles.

  3. jimr says:

    Bob and George,

    My original intention was to buy a cork bulletin board and use that as the game board with frame. Those should be available anywhere.

    Really, this approach is Bob’s idea, not mine. The opportunity for reconfiguring the battle field by sliding around the floating squares seems revolutionary to me.

  4. JAird says:

    “The opportunity for reconfiguring the battle field by sliding around the floating squares seems revolutionary to me”

    You have just given me an idea for a Fantasy game in the Universe of Michael Moorcock’s Elric. When Elric ventures into realms of Chaos the terrain can change quite rapidly and unexpectedly – this sort of setup with 2mm or 6mm figures might be just the way to try to represent that.

    That’s now in the “good idea” file for when I have a spare moment!

  5. Jim Rohrer says:

    It made me think of the movie Tron.

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