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Author Topic: More Terrain for the FIW (or wherever there are Woods and Rocks!)  (Read 287 times)

Offline Dining Room Battles

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It's amazing what you can accomplish when you retire early, set your own schedule, and get to take long walks in the woods with your favorite dogs. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've been taking pictures "off trail" in an attempt to get a realistic look for the terrain I'm building for our French and Indian War battles using Rebels and Patriots.


An enjoyable discovery is that building terrain for large skirmish games is not that difficult. It is also not that expensive; rocks from the woods, sticks and twigs I find, railroad hobby trees, florist moss, old CDs/DVDs and fine hobby railroad ballast. Almost forgot - white glue!

https://toysoldiersanddiningroombattles.blogspot.com/2021/01/more-terrain-for-fiw-or-wherever-there.html

Offline jambo1

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Re: More Terrain for the FIW (or wherever there are Woods and Rocks!)
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 04:29:01 PM »
Your terrain is superb, really works well. :)

Offline Pan Marek

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Re: More Terrain for the FIW (or wherever there are Woods and Rocks!)
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 04:51:21 PM »
Went to your site, great terrain!
I too, use rocks as rocks, and play M&T for AWI.
I've broken down my rocks into colors.
For AWI, the brownstone ("red' sandstone) of where I live-NJ.
For Pig Wars (dark ages) I use grey schist, also from NJ, but
typically the big ridge lines.
For cowboys, tan stones from Montauk (a place that has just
about any color rock you could want).
Now I have buckets of each.
The guys I game with now tease me by saying things like: "Your rocks look sooo real".

As indeed they do.  And so do yours.

Offline Dining Room Battles

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Re: More Terrain for the FIW (or wherever there are Woods and Rocks!)
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 01:31:42 PM »
Thanks all.
Neil

 

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