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    Who says you can't play miniatures games while traveling?

    Idea for gaming while traveling:

    Play a terrorist scenario using miniatures rules on a seat map of a commercial airliner! Maybe while you're on a plane!

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    (Best done on a "virtual table" using a laptop or tablet computer)

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    Or if you really have some time on your hands...say, while you're on a cruise ship...

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    Very cool idea... I tried something similar with a mockup blueprint of the Battlestar Galactica years ago!
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    I ran a virtual game on the Two Hour Wargames forum a few years ago using a detailed map of a multilevel starship from some Star Wars website. Wasn't my idea, but it was fun. That forum doesn't seem to exist anymore.

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    A pretty cool idea. I did hear of someone once who made a travel 40K gaming kit using a box with polystyrine in both sides and 6mm figures on pins instead of the full sizw 28mm ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    A pretty cool idea. I did hear of someone once who made a travel 40K gaming kit using a box with polystyrine in both sides and 6mm figures on pins instead of the full sizw 28mm ones.
    Wow, that sounds impressive.

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    It looked a lot like one of those travel chess/backgammon type boxes, about 15" by9" if I remember right so you had to ignore the middle hinge section.

    I have no idea of how practical it actually was. I think your virtual system would probably work better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    It looked a lot like one of those travel chess/backgammon type boxes, about 15" by9" if I remember right so you had to ignore the middle hinge section.

    I have no idea of how practical it actually was. I think your virtual system would probably work better.
    I imagine you could use a converted backgammon game case... or a gutted artist paint box to create a rather impressive 6mm miniatures travel system. Using something like foam exercise mats, cut down into module terrain squares could be modeled with different terrain, and somewhat illuminate the center hinged-side issue.

    I’m not sure I’d ever find use for something like that but, it’s a novel idea for traveling to game clubs and cons! An industrious mad hatter could probably make some money on such a venture.
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