Building my dream home one brick at a time!
I am a massive science fiction geek, of that there is no doubt. I grew up with Star Wars as the film I’d force my dad to watch with me every weekend, and soon added to this with Judge Dredd, random science fiction titles and stacks of books from Arther C Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Iain M Banks. Games Workshop also soon came into view and to be honest dominated almost everything else.
I also have an unhealthy love for all things fantasy, from the work of Tolkien and George RR Martin to David and Leigh Eddings, I would regularly squirrel myself away to visit another world or universe.
All of this has combined to make a room dedicated to these hobbies a need in my dream home, though it is my fixation on the Games Workshop side of things – in particular their miniature wargame Warhammer 40,000 – that will be the focus and drive most of the requirements for this space.
Essentially, the game involves collecting, constructing and painting armies of 28mm figures and then playing games using a core set of rules against other players over detailed tables of scenery. these tables are usually 6ft by 4ft, though can be combined into any number of sizes depending on how many miniatures you want to use. When you consider this is the table top space required, plus the storage and display of all of the miniatures, plus the scenery, plus space to paint them, plus the piles of related books; you can quickly see how a dedicated space would be perfect (and after all, this is my dream house so why no aim for perfection?).
So, here are the basic requirements for this space:
I’m sure other things will come to me over time, so this list may very well expand. This room will for me be one of the hidden gems of the house and an absolute luxury, and I will probably be one of the few occupants who use it (with visitors sometimes), but it’s also one of the things which would mark this out as my dream home rather than a home which I can live in.
<Quick update time> – I came across this online; a fantastic example of a gaming room which meets many of the requirements I have here! https://wargamingworkshop.wordpress.com/gaming/wargaming-room/