Sunday, 11 August 2013

Till we Wheat Again - Fields for Wargaming



Having just completed my hedgerows I decided that a few fields would be nice on my table.



The following is a quick snapshot of how mine were constructed.


Secure one coir doorstep mat - mine was sourced from B&Q for a fiver.  





Mark up the mat with the shape of the fields on the underside of the mat.  





Using a sharp blade cut out the fields and an inside square.





Glue the field perimeter to a hardboard base.  





Once dry, coat the base in PVA and add sand, grit and ballast. Texture to taste. Allow to dry. 




Then paint base - mine painted with acrylic raw umber. Allow to dry.





Once dry dry brush soil with lighter browns.Add static grass. Sorry no photo here.



It speeds up the process if you make more than one at a time. I made four. Here are the other three.




Set out for games.


With Hedges.

Note the Inner cutout can be used to fill the field or removed to allow troop deployment. The gap around the perimeter allows troops to defend hedgerows etc.









By not having fixed hedges on the field base I can now cater for a range of different perimeters.

With Fences.






or with walls









Total Cost about a tenner in wood, paint, glue, and mat. Time to construct circa three hours (excluding drying time)






Job done



If you were interested in this build you might be interested in one of my previous terrain builds...

Follow this link to something new....Wattle Fences

11 comments:

  1. Very nice, I keep meaning todo this thanks for the remainder and tutorial :D

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  2. What a brilliant idea to have a removable middle - well done!

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  3. A simple yet brilliant idea

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  4. Love the look of these. Great idea and very well done!

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  5. Will have to copy this technique!

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  6. Super work - quick, easy, effective. What's to not like?

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  7. looks really fine! good effects and realistic
    Peter

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  8. Fantastic, I really like these ideas!! Great work.

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