Saturday, 1 February 2014

Rivers Need Water

..and here are a couple of boards I prepared earlier (last October to be precise). They're 4x3 feet of 20mm chipboard, so they're pretty heavy. I've had them for about 15 years and in recent times they've been relegated to garage rafter storage duties, but I decided to renovate them with a fresh coat of a dark blue gloss paint in readiness for the riverbanks project. They're stored behind the door in my games room/office, resting face to face with the reverse of one board painted the same colour as the wall, so they're pretty much invisible unless you're looking for them.


Here's a quick set-up with some of the new boards placed on top. Obviously the addition of some trees, buildings and other scenery will enhance things, but this is the basic look I was after.



With a row of terrain squares removed the river can be widened, allowing for the off-cut islands to be used. I think this will offer me plenty of flexibility and options for different types of battlefield. I can do a large bay or inlet, a big central island, as well as straight or winding rivers. As I'm aiming to get my post-Napoleonic Sharp Practice project ready to play this year, I think a bit of water, with the odd bridge or boat, will make things interesting! These rivers, like the rest of my terrain, are designed to be used for all scales I play with, from 6mm to 28mm, and I'm looking forward to getting plenty of use from them.








 

1 comment:

  1. This all looks very impressive, Dave. It must be very satisfying to look upon after all that hard work.

    Iain

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