Saturday Thomas and I spent some quality time together and I took him to his first wargaming tournament. We played three games of the WW2 game Bolt Action. I let him make all the decisions and roll the dice while I made suggestions and kept everything within the rules. We both had a great time and he won an army pack for being the youngest player.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Schutzmannschaft Battalion 118
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
All the flocking is dry and complete and I have set up all the initial terrain I plan to use for the display. I'm still waiting on the water effects to arrive so I can add some in the ruts. I also need to add some glue to the thatched roof to get it to lay down. Initially I'll use it to display my Bolt Action German force in a tournament next month. I'm hoping to win best themed. I have left the buildings and other terrain elements removable so that I can customize it for skirmish games. Replacing the buildings with some half timber framed Saxon ones would make it work perfect for a skirmish battle. Could use it with Fistful of Lead rules Might and Melee set in early to mid medieval. I could put trees over the area were the log piles are to make the edge of a forest and run an ambush scenario.
Overall I am very happy with this. I learned a good deal and think I could make more tiles that go together. I didnt make this specific one with that though in mind so it might be hard to integrate it into others but it served as a good proof of concept.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Sunday, February 6, 2022
For the texture I added sand over the entire board though I used a coarser grit for the "wild" areas and a fine grit for the road and yards. I imagine the difference being the pulverized sediment from traffic, both foot and vehicle.
Once the glue had dried I painted over all of it using craft smart Brown. Then a heavy dry brush of Golden Brown. I went back over the fine grit areas with a final dry brush of Khaki for a more exposed and dry look.
Next will come the flocking.