THIS WAS A GO AND NOW I OWN THE HOUSE WITH THE GREAT WARGAME ROOM!
Our offer on a new house has been accepted. It only took two months of hell to find the perfect home for us. Once we get past the home inspection and VA loan approval (95%+ chance that all will go our way), we will own a home with a major wargame man cave, really a cavern as it is so big. This will be a dedicated wargame room, with figure and terrain storage and a table that can be left up as long as I’d like. As I wait for all the inspection boxes to be checked so I can own the home, I’ve started to ponder what size table I’d like to use and if that would allow me to change figure size (to 25mm). I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch, but as we foresee no problems in getting the house, I’ve started to ponder all this, which is a much more optimistic way to spend the next two weeks than worrying about something going wrong.
If all goes well, I’ll have this room (see pictures below – I know the green carpet sucks, but that would eventually be replaced by a durable hardwood floor), which has about a 16-18′ x 12-14′ useable area for a wargame table (I forgot to take a tape measure, but I did a rough pace off of the pace). The slanted roof reduces some of the space for a table, but the other areas can still be used for shorter storage units and half height book shelves. In the past, I’ve only had room for a 4′ x 6′ table and that had to be put away after the game. So I’m sort of at a loss as to what size table I’d like. That has made me start thinking about what size games I’d like to play, and what size figures I’d like to use. If I go for 25mm, would I sell my 15mm and 6mm figures? So I’ve got a lot to dream about until I take possesion of the house. Still dreams at this time as lots of things can go wrong with a home purchase, but at least we have an accepted offer at this point and the contract will be valid as of Monday. The best part is that the wargame cavern is only one of the excellent features that this house offers my family, so we are buying the house for lots of reasons, not just the wargame cavern.
I’ll post more when I know about the approval, but for now I’ll start dreaming about what I can do with this space. I feel like a kid with a big pile of cash standing outside of the candy store, just waiting for them to open up.
Here’s some pictures of my soon to be (wish me the best on this) wargame cavern: