It has been another busy week in the Operations Room, with more terrain work and the long-awaited table expansion (more on that later). I have put in a couple of orders for new miniatures but expect to be waiting for them for a few weeks. This is a combination of delayed (and more costly) shipping from the continent and the inevitable covid related delays for manufacturers still trying to get back up to full production. I'm happy to wait for their arrival but in the meantime, I have been scrabbling around looking for some new terrain projects to work on. This week I have managed to recycle or repurpose several bits of terrain for use in my 15mm Normandy games and in the process, I have realised I have an untapped resource that can keep me busy for some time to come.
Rough GroundAbout three or four years ago I bought a large bag of pre-built terrain from the Bring and Buy at a show in Kent. All of it was repainted for use in my North Africa games but there was so much in this that I could never use all of it in a game (especially on my small table). So I have recycled three of the smaller pieces that I thought would make good-sized pieces for my Normandy games. I started by re-priming the whole model and then repainted them entirely for an NW European setting.
|Anti-Slip rubber sheeting stops the MDF from |
sliding off the table it will sit on
|Sat on top of my old folding table it's only a few inches wider |
on all sides, but it makes a huge difference.
|With my game mat on the top, this has increased my |
gaming surface by 50%