As a Press Ganger, my main function is to an enthusiastic representative of Privateer Press.
Among other duties, I am expected to run demonstrations of the WARMACHINE and HORDES game.
So, an integral part of my Press Ganger tool kit is not only my models but having a gaming board to do demos on in various locations.
This sounds simple, but it’s really not so. Having something that’s functional, sturdy, and easy to transport can be a problem. On top of those factors, I personally added in the following: inexpensive, simple to replace, and easy to repair.
My personal solution to this was to create a simple gaming board some Plexiglass and vinyl tiles. I went over to the local Lowes and has them cut me an appropriately sized piece of Plexiglass and then I went to the flooring section to pick out some tile. When I returned home, I simply had to peel and stick the vinyl tiles and I had an instant gaming board ready for play. As an after thought, I took a Department 56 road and cut it to length. I placed this down the middle of the board to help to conceal the edges of the vinyl tiles somewhat.
The construction took me about a half hour at the most. Simple. Done.
Not amazing. Not awesome. But functional. And it meets my personal needs.