Miniatures: Scenery & Accessories
been to a few wargaming conventions it has to be said
the standard of terrain, buildings and accessories
certainly is a far cry from the days of using the
lounge room floor, the billiard table or throwing
a green sheet over the dinner table!
who wargame with miniatures take their hobby very
seriously and use various bits of terrain to make
their battle more historically accurate or life-like.
are plenty of companies and indivudals around today
who make wargaming accessories professionally and
we will be reviewing some of them in the near future.
while you can spend lots of money adding those final
touches to a table-top battle, you can also achieve
a lot with a little imagination.
example, while trying to interest my youngsters in
wargaming with miniatures I thought adding a few trees
and stone walls might boost the visual appeal.
trees were easy enough. I ripped off various shapes
of foam rubber, painted them in shades of green, attached
them to cut off sticks and then on to bases to form
they may not be award-winning standard, but they are
fun to make and are very cost effective.
stone walls took more time, but came up really well.
Basically we built them on a balsa-wood base and pretty
much as you would build a ful-size one - stone by
to say we used gravel from our path and then glued
each stone into place as we went. A little bit of
sand boosted the look.