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Skip Franklin
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Last weekend I emptied out the War Room (tm) and am in the process of putting it back together. Here are some pictures.

You may post pictures of your war room if desired. Somebody has to have a better one. Mine is only 10'x12'.
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Entering the War Room (tm)
The War Room (tm) is adjacent to the master bedroom. Who would want kids in this room? Note the pink color. This was supposed to have been my wife's hobby room but I lost mine when a kid moved back. That room was really cool with the camo table cloth shown here, camo opaque curtains and a tan color.

Note: All pictures are large. Just click on them for a better view.

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The Main Battlefield
This is an 8' conference table and has two games under the plexiglas just waiting for play. Have you played these games? I have not.

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The Honor Wall
Above the Main Battlefield is the Honor Wall where my Battle of the Bulge games reside. I used to live on one side of the Losheim Gap and work on the other on top of the Schnee-Eifel Ridge.

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The War Room Shelf
Here are my hot items for play on the shelves and floor. Also you see one of six bins on the floor.

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The Command Center
Here is my work table with computer, extra scanner, and odds and ends.

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Printing Center and Blueprint Case
Here are my printers, phone, External Drive, office storage cabinet and the closet.

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Drawer Number 1
Here is the top drawer of the blueprint case. Do you recognize the game?

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Drawer Number 2
Here is the better shot of that game.

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The Wooden Frame
Note the wooden frame that the map sits in. These trays made by a wargamer for a game trade with me. it can hold a Wacht am Rhein map. I have six of these trays.

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The War Room Closet
Here is a bad shot of a tiny, crowded closet. Note the bookshelf on the right side. It is also chock full of Avalon Hill, GDW, and SPI wargames.

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Poster Frames
Shown here are two maps in plastic poster frames. They are inexpensive and effective.

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The South Wall
Note the bits in the hanging type setting drawer and the pictures on the wall. The historical flag was made by my home-town buddy.

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The Pictures
Here are closeups of the pictures. What is interesting about them besides their historical value about the USA?



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The I love me wall.
Three plaques from US Air Force assignments. I have another one from England elsewhere.

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Cheers!
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Opnion?
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What is your opnion of the War Room (tm)?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Your War Room (tm) Rocks.
83.5% 71
My War Room is bigger than your War Room.
9.4% 8
Sympathy is in the dicationary between shit and syphilis.
4.7% 4
Who needs a War Room. You should play more Euros.
5.9% 5
Some other oddball comment. See Below.
2.4% 2
Voters 85
This poll is now closed.   85 answers
Poll created by Darksan
Closes: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:00 am
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Very nice setup Skip.
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When I had two 8' tables in the middle the room was way too crowded. Now if I can get a regular wargamer...
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Excellent room!!! The drafting storage is great....gonna have to find those myself!!!!!
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JohnnyD wrote:
Excellent room!!! The drafting storage is great....gonna have to find those myself!!!!!


I found this at an estate sale for a measly 20USD. It originally went for 50.
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ftarzanin wrote:
Darksan wrote:
Here is the top drawer of the blueprint case. Do you recognize the game?



Guess by looking at the terrain (cauz I don't know the game): Some kind of Bull Run Battle?


Sorry. Wrong century.
 
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Rock of the Marne?

Your War Room looks great! For functionality it's a ten, but there's a little bit more to do when it comes to the design... Love the pink and camo combo though

I'm just about to be evicted from my war room (yellow wallpaper with floral decorations ), my daughter is getting her own room. My wife is dug-in in our office, so it will be hard to flush her out of there... Guess I have to move out into the garage to get a new HQ...shake


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Big BabOOn wrote:
Rock of the Marne?

Your War Room looks great! For functionality it's a ten, but there's a little bit more to do when it comes to the design... Love the pink and camo combo though

I'm just about to be evicted from my war room (yellow wallpaper with floral decorations ), my daughter is getting her own room. My wife is dug-in in our office, so it will be hard to flush her out of there... Guess I have to move out into the garage to get a new HQ...shake




Rock of the Marne it is. I gave you .02 GG. You will need it for decorating your new HQ. laugh
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Now Skip that's one hell of a war room! I especially envy those sneaky drawers.
I'm quite new to the hobby (always focused on electronic games, pc and consoles) so I'm still trying to organize my space.
Anyway, being a huge fan of big u-shaped desks I've re-fitted my room as follows (I'm single, no issues with children and wife).

This is the big u-shaped desk, that is three areas for different activities: pc stuff in the centre, studying left, wargaming right...

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