My blog about my wargaming activities. I collect a lot of 15mm miniatures for the American War of Independence and so collect a lot of rules for this period. I started miniatures with Napoleonics, so I have a number of armies in 6mm and 15mm figures for skirmishing. I have15mm WW II figures that I use for Flames of War, Memoir '44, and someday, Poor Bloody Infantry. Finally there is my on-again, off-again relationship with paper soldiers that I sometimes write about.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Terrain for Multiple Scales
Still, with four scales, do I need four sets of terrain (times two)? I decided to buy some model railroading trees (off of eBay, of course) of various sizes and do some experiments.
In the first picture you can see some trees that are 1.25"/35mm high. I've glued three to a 1" wooden disk and it looks pretty good as a copse of 6mm trees. What I also noticed is that it look pretty good as a bush for 42mm troops. For 28mm troops, the lack of foliage at the bottom means it no longer makes a convincing (high) bush or scrub tree, but is still usable. For the 15mm troops, the height is fine for small trees, but the trunks are just a little too small. So, they would have to represent new growth trees or heavy, tall brush.
As I get more terrain I will certainly post more pictures, comparing them against the figures in the various scales, so you can get an idea of their value.
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- Huachuca City, Arizona, United States
- I am 50 yrs old now. I bought a house in Huachuca City, AZ (although I have a townhouse in Houston, TX and a small home in Tucson, AZ) working on a contract for "the next two years" that is going on five years now. To while away the hours I like to wargame -- with wooden, lead, and sometimes paper miniatures -- usually solo. Although I am a 'rules junkie', I almost always use rules of my own (I like to build upon others' ideas, but it seems like there is always something "missing" or "wrong").