Friday, February 19, 2016

15mm Across a Deadly Field or Land of the Free ACW/AWI Johnny Reb Farm for North American wargames

I just finished a farm complex for my ACW/AWI wargames I call it "Otis Spankler's' farm and it consists of 3 fields and a portion reserved for either a buildings or some of my modular cornfields according to individual taste. The base is around 12 inches square with several rough hewn fences enclosing crops made of various materials ideal for representing different crops and visually appealing to the onlooker.I am currently experimenting with 10 mm buildings (the one pictured is 15 mm in size) which would allow several out buildings to be placed in the cleared are the current building resides in. I will be adding more of these sets on the blog in the near future. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

New Hills and Railroad cut for Blitzkrieg Commander, Across A Deadly Field, Bolt Action, Fields of Glory or Koenig Krieg

 I just finished a new set of hills for my WW 2 15 mm collection. The vary from 5 inches by 7 inches to 2 feet by 1 foot in size and feature uneven sloping to better reflect dead space and uneven footing most hills are comprised of. Each hill stands about 1 inch tall and has gently curving slopes and a few steep slopes randomly thrown in to provide more realism. Each hill is backed by Masonite basing which helps prevent damage and prolong its gaming life.I haven't finished my new palm trees or added underbrush to the pieces yet to let you see the surface of the hills. Ill post some fully set up pics in the near future.I also have made a railroad cut/pass hill set to supply our local group with this type of terrain for our Gettysburg games for Across a Deadly Field.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Modular Cornfield for ACW/Across a deadly field

I finally got to making my cornfield for our ACW group. We have started using Across A Deadly Field and as a 30 year veteran of playing Johnny Reb I was quite surprised on the ease of play and streamlining that the late John Hill made to his rule system. I decided to make my long delayed cornfield using a supply of cornstalks I had gathered over the years. As the stalks are rather delicate I had to find a way to be able to remove them when units entered the field without damaging them. The solution was to mount the rows on removable bases as a unit passes through. I placed destroyed bits of cornstalk on the base to represent crushed cornstalks which are visible in the photographs below.The fences are made of wood stained and fitted haphazardly to reflect its rustic theme.The figures are 15 mm Essex,Old Glory and Stone Mountain.