I am continuing to uncover little surprises as I clear the shelves in my recently deceased best friends garage. The cobwebs, dead spiders, mummified wasps and layers of dust and grime were quite expected but underneath one particular lump I found, perhaps, a timely pile.
Green and rectangular they were, not heavy at all and swiftly recovered back to my wargaming hut.
Here they are spread along the only clear (but narrow) section of my 12 foot long table.
They are 300mm x 300mm cork tiles painted green and marked off in 100mm squares. There are enough to cover my entire tabletop.
There are a good number of thicker pieces nicely chamfered along the edge.
Here they are with a few 10mm figures for scale. The squares are 100mm wide or 4 inches for those of an imperial mind.
Given the recent waves of interest in Old School wargaming and square grids in particular I am sure I will be able to deploy these when ever I get my tabletop cleared. Peer back at my leading picture and you will see that my tabletop is stacked ceiling high with some of my old chums figures, books and rulesets. Those in sight are about one quarter of the total, another quarter is out of sight in the hut, a third is at a friends house for viewing and the fourth quarter is already sold. I have raised over £2000 so far which will form a donation to Combat Stress in my friends name.
Finally, I can report on a recent purchase which should prove useful once I start gaming again, particularly in games where no grid is used.
It is a sheet of Perspex, cunningly cut and engraved by my good friends at Figures in Comfort. My Imperial version, in clear Perspex has an 8 inch ruler on one edge with 1", 2", 4" and 6" lengths on the other edges and has 30º and 45º angles etched inside. Very useful indeed.
These can be purchased from Figures in Comfort in a variety of forms including Metric, mine cost £6 so I bought two.