Welcome to Gull's own Battleground Blog!

This is my personal space about YMG's Battleground: Fantasy and Historical Warfare miniatureless miniatures game. If you love miniatures wargames, but are put off by the expense in time and money of collecting and painting all those figures, this is the game for you! If you are unfamiliar with Battleground simply click on the tutorial link below and watch a quick sample combat. Next, click on the forum link and meet some really great folks who will be responsive and answer all your questions. If you are already familiar with BG:FW&HW this site is an adjunct to the forums where I put up my own brand of replays and and stuff that just wouldn't fit in the forum (but I'll post links!).

Friday, April 25, 2014

New Magnetic "Pushpins"

Got some magnetic pushpins to try out. My idea is to mount a board coated with magnetic paint on a wall, or even just lean it up against a wall. The idea being that the advantage of using cards rather than miniatures is that you can play on a vertical surface which opens up table space and makes the cards easier to see.
For the experiment of just seeing if this works I mounted a sample game on the side of the fridge. The rectangular bit of graph paper is some gamer paper cut to 15X26 which is the space between the two opposing deployment zones. My Terrain is all felted so is extra thick, but the neo-dymium magnets still hold it up, but just barely. I did use a couple YMG measuring sticks which weren't felted and which worked quite well, so I know it will work.

This is a closer commanders eye view. The magnets are really strong. I will post ordering info and what not soon.

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