For miniatures games, I've been using an old set of 2x4 terrain boards on top of our dining room table. I previously posted a photo of a 3000 point WFB game in progress, during the "Crisis in Marienburg" campaign that was played in my dining room.
It's worked OK, though I'm always nervous about tipping the table. The dining room is nice and roomy. The terrain boards are not too heavy, and are stored in the basement.
But I am considering two things. First, the terrain boards need replaced. Either with four new 2x4 boards, or a 2x4 and a pair of 3x4 boards. The swampy boards in the photo were done with some particular skirmish games in mind. I'd like something plain. I'm debating about whether or not to glue a layer of sand, and then paint and flock to match my usual basing (and the swamp boards, and my terrain, etc.) or whether to just paint the flat to match.
I'd like to do the sand, but that's quite a bit of extra effort and I fear the possibility of warping. I would be using 3/4" plywood, but I believe that's the size of the last boards and they warped. But it would definitely look better.
The second thing I'm