Thursday, October 11, 2012

Building Sectional Terrain: Part VII, The Hill is Done!

 The hill, which will be a focal point for the Lundy's Lane game is finished.  It's roughly 3 feet by 2 feet and will hold two to three 40 figure battalions along with some artillery so it should be a tough nut to crack.  The first picture shows the side that will be facing the American army.  I have no idea if the hill at the actual battle site had a rock face but mine does!

The second photo shows the side that face the British table edge.  I think I was a bit to heavy handy with the wheel ruts but nobodies perfect.

Next up are some split rail fences and road sections and then I think I'll be ready for the game.

11 comments:

Phil said...

Very nice looking hill, good work on it!

John de Terre Neuve said...

Great work, I really need a hill myself. I have modeled previous ones into the board itself, but that reduces its flexibility. Do you think if I build one 6x3' using your technique it will hold together.

John

Ni. Tchirititch said...

And it surely looks great !
Very intersting step by step here.

Thanks a lot for sharing.

DeanM said...

Looks great, Miles. The hard work paid off again. Best, Dean

Tony said...

Nice. I particularly like the grey stone outcrop to the front in the first image.

Tony

The Angry Lurker said...

That's a nice piece of work Miles, damn nice.

Curt C said...

Just catching up on your past few posts: beautiful work, Miles! I'm very envious of your final product, it looks excellent.

Monty said...

Absolutely fantastic work, Miles!

jmilesr said...

Thanks for the nice comments.

John - I think you might get too much sway at each end with a hill section that's 6' long unless you braced with a few strips of 1x2 glued together.

You might consider making the hill two 3' halves that can either butt up against each other for a long hill or be used as 2 different hills that are positioned on the edge of the table

John de Terre Neuve said...

Thanks Miles. I agree that might be a better idea.

John

Sir Tobi said...

Very nice piece of gaming furniture, chapeau. Also the idea of two half hills is great, I'll try it.