I have been looking at some sites recently trying to decide what terrain I might want to buy to enhance my collection and to put together some nicer stuff for AT-43 and Infinity. I started thinking about my gaming space at home and I have two tables that would work very well. One is a 3’x3’ square table and the other is a 4’ round table.
Got me thinking, why do we play miniatures games on square or rectangular boards? Why not use a round playing surface? I have seen a number of round demo tables, I think Privateer Press had some nice ones for Warmachine. A round table seems like it would be a more natural or realistic surface to play on. A round table lacks the hard borders of a rectangle, and seems easier to design a large. Perhaps it is just that game rules have long been written for square tables. I don’t suppose there is any real reasons for it other than precedent.
Does anyone know? Are round tables in someway bad for playing miniatures games?