So I had a few spare hours and thought I could build a movable screen to block off the bits of table I'm not using at any given time.
Being a grown up bloke my garage has lots of random bits of wood in it. Mrs T doesn't understand why I hoard bits of wood like old shelves or dismantled wardrobes. The fact I have no definite plan for their use is the issue, I think. However, as every bloke knows, you never know when they might come in useful.
And it just so happens I have a door from a kitchen unit I took apart in our last house (nearly 30 years ago....) that is the width of the table, almost.
And almost is what I need so I can screw an old shelf cut in half to the end to keep it all upright. This is all the work of a few minutes as being a Grown Up I have access to a jigsaw and a powered screw driver.
As you can see it fits lovely, - except that the mdf of my far end table has started to bow a bit, so isn't entirely level (should have used thicker mdf when I built it). I've painted it blue for now. I think I'll put in some green hills. I was wondering about sticking a model railway background on it, but they often have modern ephemera on them, so not helpful for the battlefields of Hannibal and Alexander. I need to do some work on the other side, as it is a bit mouldy, and it also has a handle recessed in it, so it needs a bit of cleaning up before it can become a double sided screen. Once done the other side will have a sandy lower half, probably
Lastly I think I might need to put some flanges on the bottom to overlap the table edges, so no ham fisted MNGr can nudge it off the side and make it tip over.