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Online Silent Invader

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: game boards
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2022, 07:47:02 PM »
Iíve been making progress with the generic terrain boards; there are 4 though only 3 are in these photos (CDA):



These use  600mm x 1200mm x 50mm thick grey rigid foam, by Panel Systems. I bought a carton of 6 so I have 2 spare for Ďspecial projectsí, whenever and whatever they might be.

My boards will be flat rather than contoured, so largish terrain items can sit level when placed  on them; thus there wonít be any elevations (such as fixed hills) but there can be depressions (such as a fixed river).

The 4 panels, three with roads/tracks and a fourth with a river crossing plus a ford or watering place, were marked out, then the recesses cut out.



A gauge was used to arrive at a fairly level river surface (note river surface, not river bed):



The bridge sits on recessed pedestals, with the bridge being removable for storage or to be blown:



The river bed was plastered and sanded, albeit not completely smooth as I want some rise and fall to suggest movement:



The basics of the bridge pedestals:



And with green stuff added:



And the bridge test fitted:



With sieved Sharp Sand glued in place to create ground cover:



With Kiln Dried Sand glued on to the tracks and river bank, the tracks being brought up to the level of the ground cover and scored for track and transit marks:



The bridge bedded-into the terrain:



A couple of views of my hamlet in situ, showing how itís tracks overlay the boardsí tracks:




« Last Edit: June 22, 2022, 12:55:39 AM by Silent Invader »
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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: rocky outcrops
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2022, 07:55:37 PM »
Theyíre gonna look great  :)

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: rocky outcrops
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2022, 08:04:28 PM »
Yes, if they are anything like your villages, they'll be amazing!

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: rocky outcrops
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2022, 10:00:57 PM »
cool set up - what scale is the bridge? Is it bought or did you make it?

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: rocky outcrops
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2022, 10:31:10 PM »
Thanks all :)

what scale is the bridge? Is it bought or did you make it?

Itís for 28mm and is by Debris Of War:

https://www.debrisofwar.com/store/p321/28mm_Stone_bridge.html

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: rocky outcrops
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2022, 11:10:58 PM »
This is going to be brilliant  8)
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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: game boards
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2022, 04:14:05 AM »
I really like how you are doing this- I have dreamt of doing something similar.

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: game boards
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2022, 07:08:29 AM »
Wonderful work so far! I especially like the way the bridge is embedded in the terrain, yet still removable.

I am in the planning phase of doing several 6'x4' surfaces in different finishes (grassy/verdant, desert, snow, (urban) wasteland) and they'll be in 3 pieces of 120x60cm as well. Previously I made a desert one with integrated elevations (both plus and minus), but I quickly found that even though the board looks really good, it severely limits the placement of scenery items. Meaning that the new ones will be completely flat, with at the most some negative elevations, like a riverbed or canal.

So I'll be taking notes here...  :D
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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: game boards
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2022, 08:12:29 AM »
Looking forward to seeing this completed, and maybe even playing on it  :)
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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: game boards
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2022, 08:37:01 AM »
@ Deothar
Thatís pretty much it 8)
The approach doesnít work so well for predominantly hilly terrain but I suppose most of what Iím now gaming is set within plateaus and valleys! lol 

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Games are getting closer!!

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: game boards
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2022, 08:46:20 AM »
Superb, finding this very useful, thanks. Great work!   :-*


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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: game boards
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2022, 08:55:32 AM »
Really nice bit of work there - superb!

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: rocky outcrops
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2022, 06:18:27 PM »
Thanks all :)

Itís for 28mm and is by Debris Of War:

https://www.debrisofwar.com/store/p321/28mm_Stone_bridge.html

Even more impressive at that scale - wish dow did 15mm stuff though

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Re: SIís Generic Terrain: game boards
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2022, 12:43:03 PM »
Great seeing this come together. ;D
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