First an overall view of the table in the room:
Another view - propaganda posters and newspaper clippings from WWII are framed on the walls:
Next the ceiling: 2 strips of bright studio lights. A flag from each major nation in WWII is draped to the corners: (I have since corrected the American flag)
Handmade wood and felt dice rolling trays on both sides of the map keep the dice from hitting other pieces:
Handmade wooden trays for each nation:
This map on the wall is a copy of an actual German invasion map - circa Sept. 1942 - Stalingrad.
The closet was converted into a nook with a 40's look. I keep all my extra pieces and game parts in the dresser below and the radio plays Cds with 40's music:
A custom production chart at the head of the table - made of sheet metal with magnetic markers:
My custom battle-boards are double sided "attack" and "defense" to increase size and utility - each side of the table has it's own that can be flipped over according to the situation:
Update -I fixed the US Flag - now it is historical....
I added convoy raiding zones to my map....
And added a WWII Fighter display - 1:48 scale....
Lastly, to avoid those disastrous game ending spills - everyone has his own cup holder under the table. House rule: no drinks on the table!
I've been wanting to something like this for 25 years - finally have the space and a good tolerant wife. Now the guys can play and just walk off and shut the door and it will all be there next time.
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