Finally I bit the bullet and went to Bunnings to buy some new tabletops to game on.
I almost got the 4'x4' size. They are just short by I think 1/2", but close enough is good enough in this case. I'm very happy with this. They are pine, and will only need a light sanding to take the rough cuts along the edges. I intend to paint one blue for my sea table, the other black for a space table. Will have to see how brave I am with painting stars and the like on the space table.
The other two boards I bought for DBA. They are 3'x2' which is great as it will leave 6" on either side of the 2'x2' area for the placement of "dead" and other gaming paraphernalia. I may buy a few more of these and store them with the long term view of a one day DBA/HotT tournament. Need to drum up interest in this though as it's only a very small number of players at the Blind Pig who play.
So, it's the club tomorrow. An epic game of Dystopian Wars with Leslie. I wonder how many points we'll go for this time. Something insane I'm sure. Must remember to bring my camera.