Friday, 16 January 2015

Four Boards

Added three more 2'x2' boards to use for my modern games. I've kept them simple, primarily since FoF tends to be urban based. So added a crossroads, T-junction and  another straight but with the road passing over a culvert. The culvert was to break up the flatness of the boards and add an interesting feature.  

All are mounted an 15 MDF base with a surround of 25mm MDF off cut and Styrofoam inner of 600x600x25mm. Had to cut the Styrofoam to fit the frame so it is more 570x600x25mm. The roads are made from 1mm MDF and the culvert pipes are made from the hollow metal circle tubing. The type used to provide a hanging rail in certain wardrobes. Cut off about four 1.5" lengths and sprayed black. Dug a hole into the side of the banks and pushed in the tube. The water is made from Vallejo Still Water mixed with Vallejo Model Air Light Brown to give a mucky appearance.


I've placed what terrain I have at the moment to give me an idea of what they look like and what needs to added. At the moment it may appear sparse but useable I believe.

Despite working on this project for some 15 months still a lot to do. More buildings to be completed, fields, junk(?) etc.. Of course none of vehicles or figures I have painted are on the board and I have some 1/72 diecast cars to add which will add another feature when placed in the village/town.

Hopefully this will give an idea of the sort of appearance I'm trying to create for my games set in the Middle East. I've kept the boards sand coloured and not added grass since the intention is to add more terrain. But I am considering adding small clumps of grass to break up the dull brown colour! But the juries still out at the moment.

With the impending release of the modern supplement for Chain of Command I will be intrigued how the game play will compare to Force on Force/Ambush Alley.

That's it for now more to follow......