Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Simple Things

After last weeks' post on getting Old School with my terrain, I decided to continue down the cork tile path. I bought another pack and broke half the tiles up into large, irregular chunks. Their reverse sides were painted green then stippled all over with yellow ochre tobrighten them up and to provide some visual interest.
The idea was to provide something like a river bank that could be used to disguise the sharp edge of the felt that I am using more and more in combination with our outdoor garden furniture. I like this table a lot because, left strategically uncovered, it provides a nice water effect. Gaming outside is lovely when the weather is right. Come the Summer, I may have to flip the tiles over, replace the felt with some brown paper and take out my Egyptiand and Mahadists!


Captain Chaberts' men defend a breastwork left over from last weeks' terraining activities!


A canoes-eye view through the Merit trees.



Chaberts' men strain in the misty coolth of the dawn for the first movement that may betray their enemies.



The view from the Iroquoise as she glides over the limpid waters.


A more general view that shows what is becoming - quickly - my new terraining philosophy; The Simple Things.




7 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Agreed -- simple terrain is best! Neat water effect, as you point out, with your table.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Bluebear Jeff said...

I agree with Stokes. It looks very good.


-- Jeff

Bloggerator said...

The Major General's website provided the inspiration - plenty of great terrain ideas there.

Greg

gregoryk said...

What is the water made from? Looks great.


Gregory

Bloggerator said...

Glad you like it - it's the glass top of my garden table!

Regards,

Greg

gregoryk said...

I thought it might be some special technique. I have read that a good method was using cellophane or transparent color overlays of blue, then green, followed by clear, to produce a water-like depth to a scene.


Gregory

Bloggerator said...

I use that method indoors and it looks very effective. I like to game outside when the weather permits and my glass table-top makes for a good water-effect, I find!

Cheers,

Greg