September 24, 2013 by brennon
I know it’s a constant struggle for us gamers to tidy away our massive gaming boards but there are increasingly different ways of playing a more compact kind of wargame. Warboards from Warsmith looks to be one of those solutions…
How they work…
“Each Warboard is constructed of 2mm solid board, is double sided and folds out to 2′ by 3′ gaming area (61cm x 91.5cm), so two boards makes 3′ by 4′, four generates 4′ by 6′ and so on. Each side of the board is printed with a different option, these options are explained further down the page. The innovative patten designs means that there is no limit to how many board you can join together. One Warboard can be combined with others in the range to generate beautifully diverse battlefields with an almost infinite combination of orientation options. So you can keep your battlefield layouts fresh, diverse and engaging with minimal fuss!”
This looks like it could be a good way to play your games and at least set up a good playing surface very quickly. This is also something that has happened in the past with MERCS where you play on flat surfaces rather than 3D terrain.
Ideally it would be interesting to see this company create some terrain for these boards too. Then you’d be able to fold out your battlefield and then populate it with their buildings too.
Do you think this is a neat solution?