Terrain

Over the River and Through the Woods – Table Top Terrain
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Over the River and Through the Woods – Table Top Terrain

One subject I’ve thought about (even agonized about) for a long time is terrain and how to best model tabletop terrain and its influence on the rules, combat, visibility, movement and morale. It’s my observation that most wargame tables have far too little terrain. The world is not a billiard table. Yet, if we attempt […]

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Sratchbuilding gun emplacements, Project I

Sratchbuilding gun emplacements, Project I

With my ongoing interest in the WWII Pacific theater, I decided to try my hand at something different. I already tried sculpting, building a couple of vehicles and a pillbox, so I thought some terrain would be interesting to attempt. I found out that, of all the building projects that I have done, this one […]

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Fences for Rural and Economically Challenged Areas

Fences for Rural and Economically Challenged Areas

I had wanted to entitle this article “Russian Civil War Fences,” but realized they could be used in far more periods and geographic areas other than Eastern Europe. The ‘economically challenged’ part of the title was just me being a little passive aggressive. A good and aesthetically pleasing wargame takes more than merely putting nicely […]

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Making Birch Trees

Making Birch Trees

  One of my favorite periods is the 1917-23 fighting in Eastern Europe. This time period includes the Russian Civil War and the Russo-Polish War (Polish-Bolshevik War). These wars offer a variety of scenario possibilities from infantry only battles, sweeping cavalry actions, armored trains and assortment of different armored vehicles. Battles can be fought on […]

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