This is a blog for those interested in wargaming with the 25mm Gnomes at War figures produced by Brigade Games. This group also discusses the Gnome Wars rules set, written by Jim Stanton. In addition we discuss modeling and painting issues, as well as offer advice on new scenarios and rules.
I have decided to build an X-Wing Table Top. Here are the simple steps:
1) I went to Home Depot and bought a 4x8 sheet of Purebond Poplar plywood. When you purchase the plywood at HD they will give you 2 cuts for free, so I had the gentleman cut the 3'2"x 5' section I needed.
Here is the board on my sawhorses:
Here is the X-Wing: Death Star Assault Playmat on it to give you some scale. I bought the mat from Cotton Jim's Flags. Great prices, great service, fast shipping!
I had considered using MDF board, but I had no use for the extra pieces. I'm going to build a birdhouse with the leftover plywood.
2) I wanted to frame the two "player boxes" on each end, so I purchased 6 simple 3/4 inch dowels. They come in 36" sections so I only had to cut the short sides.
This is the "making sure it fit" layout.
I used a countersink bit to make conical holes in the dowels so the screw heads wouldn't be exposed.
I picked up 24 EVERBILT #6 x 1" wood screws
The long edges are just the 36" dowels laid out, I had to cut the other two dowels into 12" sections for the short edges. I then secured the dowels.
Elmer's Carpenter's wood filler to fill the holes....