I had an inspiration yesterday that, for a change, was quickly transformed into a short project. Earlier this year I posted some pictures of minefield markers I had made for my 6mm FOW games. Minefields were a ubiquitous part of the desert war, especially the battles preceding and during Alamein, and any game of this period would be incomplete without at least some mined areas. But as I am planning on using micro armour on full or even over-sized tables (up to 8'x10') I would need a lot of minefields, and that would take a lot of time and money that I don't have if I am going to put on a game for the rejects before the year is out.
|160 Inches of minefield ready to deploy|
The finish models took less than an hour to do and I now have over 13 feet of minefield that I can deploy as terrain when using larger tables. This means I can use multiple belts of mines just as they would have been used in real life.
|Photocopied Minefields - Quick, cheap and easy to make|
I know they don't look as good as fully modeled terrain but frankly once they are deployed on the table its hard to notice that they aren't 3D until you look closely. The equivalent length of modeled Minefield would easily have cost £40 to £50 and many hours of work. These only cost £20 (for the bases) and a few pence on the photocopies and glue. Not bad for a quick brainwave!
very clever and yet simple idea for what as you rightly say would have been an expensive and time consuming projectReplyDelete
Ingenious! Quick to make, easy to store and transport. What's not to like?ReplyDelete
I am rather chuffed with how these turned out. I wish all my terrain projects were so quick, easy and cheap!Delete
What a wonderfully simple but effective solution! 11/10 for ingenuity.ReplyDelete
All the best,
Shame I can't do it with £@<&!±% figures!ReplyDelete
Clever boy, give him a banana!ReplyDelete
Stop it, he already has a big head.Delete
Lee, they look terrific. Simple, practical and very time-saving!ReplyDelete
They look great.ReplyDelete
That's a great idea; well executed. Could we do the same thing with wadis?ReplyDelete
Really well done Lee. Excellent idea.ReplyDelete
Well done. I think you are right, hard to notice they are copies.ReplyDelete
Clever Mr Bond...very clever...ReplyDelete
Love it, Lee, great idea.ReplyDelete
That's jolly clever. Wish I'd thought of it before actually making all mine for real!ReplyDelete
Those work really well.ReplyDelete