I worked in Bangkok for more than 6 years. Thai people are unfailingly nice but even for all of you who are young and slim, there are times when you can’t help but feel a little lonely.
These are times when you wonder, as exotic as this city is, perhaps you’ll find a wargame store?
I found one : Battlefield Bangkok
I am going to tell you how to get there. I am nice like that.
Bangkok has an elevated rail system [ElRR B32.1] called the “BTS Skytrain”. Everything’s in Thai & English so it’s not hard to navigate. Get to a station called “E11 Punnawithi”.
Once you get off the train, head towards the south exit, marked “Exit 6”. You will find yourself walking along an elevated walkway under the elevated train tracks. This keeps you away from the busy streets.
When you see this, you should be ready to get off the elevated walkway and to make a left turn down the street.
You will see local food stalls and lines of motorcycle “taxis” as you walk eastwards.
Don’t you feel at least a slight twang of excitement finding yourself walking towards the “Golden Pearl Hotel”, named like a bad 70s Hollywood movie? Oh, if street food is not your thing, you will be happy see a courtyard of restaurants on your left.
This is the Golden Pearl Hotel. Go up those stairs.
This is Battlefield Bangkok.
Once you push through the door, remember one thing [ALERT! ALERT!]: take your shoes off and put them on the rack.
It’s a nice and airy place, with plenty of tables for people to game. There seems to be another room behind doors where folks were playing. I could only hear them. Either that or they were unsuspecting victims of some sort. I am rather happy about it either way because I was scouting this place out as an Advanced Squad Leader tournament venue!
This guy here seems to be the owner. I asked him for permission before I started taking photos and then I was too busy looking at the racks. They have board wargames but it’s mostly miniatures.
So here you go. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you have made it here as well!