Earlier in December I did a very good trade for both of us with a wargaming friend where the bulk of my contribution was Longstreet Movement Trays. You may have seen me building a soviet army (tanks, cat killers, and recce). Adam was smart to notice that I was amassing the soviet force and he had some well painted spare ones that I will showcase in a different article. He was in the need for some nice, pro looking laser cut wargame movement trays for the Longstreet American Civil War game he plays. We designed a few different sizes to accommodate changes in army composition. Apparently most of the units go in one inch deep and varying sizes of 2, 3, 5, and 6 inches wide. I think the wood makes them look more classic, great for a pre-20th-century based game.
I am not familiar with the game, but he supplied the measurements of the bases he needed and off I went building and cutting the trays as described in my previous article. If you want to build your own or are in need of some, check out that article for details. We added a tenth of an inch to accommodate his models and the margin between the end of the model and the end of the tray was another tenth of an inch – as small as it can get. The files to build them are fairly simple – just rectangles of the right size.
I also offered him some Flames of War pumas in exchange. You can never have enough of those. The pumas themselves were the outcome of another successful trade with another friend of mine, Robert/Bob. I did liked those pumas a lot – however I already built a few more as you may have seen in a previous article.