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Mascius
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Terrain essentials

Post by Mascius » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:45 pm

Greetings,

Starting my 15 mm terrain collection. I made two hills around 6"x8" out of hardboard and styrofoam today. Added resin rocks to one for variety. Made the hill about half the height of a 15 mm infantry figure.

Any thoughts on what would be considered terrain essentials for a gaming group staring in FoG? (Romans, Cathaginians, Gauls, Selucid, + a few undecided)

Any tips? Sources for terrain?

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Post by malekithau » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:27 am

Look at the compulsories for each army. That's your starting point. With the fields make them open probably 3-4 of them, make some low walls and hedges to turn them into enclosed fields, individual based fruit trees for plantations and free standing grapevine lengths for vineyards. Do similiar for broken ground - irregular shaped with a few rocks etc, throw lichen on and it's brush , indivual trees and its a wood. You'll need one village as well. Throw in a few hills - one steep. That would probably cover most terrain types.

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Post by will05 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:17 am

Hi
My method is like malekithau's. I made a load of pieces of hardboard cut as terrain bases and then painted and flocked them but without putting anything else on them. The hills I did likewise, just painted and flocked. Then to make them more specific I cut out a load of small irregular shaped pieces of thick card onto which I put bushes or rocks or marsh or trees etc.

This works well for me as storage is easy, the terrain pieces can be moved to allow for troop bases without affecting the outline of where it should be on the table top, and it can all look quite nice.

I think its a bit like making lots of different figure bases, but without the figures.

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Post by Mascius » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:59 am

So, taking the comments into consideration, here is my idea for a compact terrain kit...

In games using the terrain setup rules, 6-10 pieces of terrain will be placed.

For Rise of Rome armies Agricultural or Hilly cover all the armies in the book.

4 Open Fields areas (brown felt): Add some rocks to make Broken Ground. Add more rocks to represent brush. Put rocks around edges to represent Enclosed Field. Random bits of foliage scattered to represent Plantation.
2 Forest/Vineyards area (green felt): Use clump foliage. Randomized piles of clump foliage or moss for forest or put in rows to represent vineyards
2 Gentle Hills
1 Steep Hills
1 Village

So a nice gaming group or tournament table terrain pack would have 4 brown felt rectangles, 2 green felt rectangles, a bag of gravel, a bag of clump foliage, 3 hills and a village. Could also have strips of brown felts for roads and blue felt for rivers.

JR Miniatures has some nice stuff http://jrminiatures.net/

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Post by hammy » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:28 am

In the past I have used cloth with markers on terrained bases (trees, rocks etc.) but for FoG I am looking at moving to hardboard bases terrained to match my figure basing style and then markers for that they are.

Marker wise I have:
Small trees - (orchards ?)
& Rocks

I am intending making:

Hedges (probably using woodland scenics foliage)
Walls (need to think about this)
Large trees (I will make up my packs of model railway trees)
Brush (pobably using lichen)
Houses (I have several medieval ones but will buy some earlier ones)

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Post by CLAVDIVS » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:48 pm

Just got them today from Aus my new rubber toys??? also come painted for you as well

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Post by CLAVDIVS » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:49 pm

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Yours in the Hobby "CB"

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Post by CLAVDIVS » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:07 pm

and more of my new rubber toy's as well
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Post by nikgaukroger » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:21 pm

Colin is a big fan of rubber products :shock:
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Post by CLAVDIVS » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:57 pm

Hi Nik
only when I am in my M&S group as you know
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Post by nikgaukroger » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:10 pm

CLAVDIVS wrote:Hi Nik
only when I am in my M&S group as you know
These aren't just rubber products, they're M&S rubber products ... :lol:
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