This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
A start to the terrain for my upcoming Historicon games. The fictional naval battle will take place in the "eastern bay portion of the Chesapeake Bay - it's near where I live. Doing a fictional battle does give one a bit of "artistic license" and I think it will be fun to build the shorelines for areas that I often sail in.
The test game is a bit crowded as it's on a 4 by 8' table. The game will be run on a 6x10 space which is almost twice as big.
The land cut-outs of 1/8 thick white styrene. I like using styrene plastic for sectional terrain bases and it doesn't warp and is both cheap and easy to work with. A few years ago I bought two 8x4 sheets from a sign manufacturer and have only used about 30% of the material.
I've also rebased all my ships using clear plastic bases - that makes matching the water effect simple. I'll add ship names to the bases over the next few weeks.
A look at Tilghman Point. It has a shape like portrayed but there isn't really a fort there - there's that ol' artistic license again....
More Unions ships on they bran new plastic bases.
Another shot of the fort. Once the weather warms up a bit I'll take the sections outside to base paint and then scenic.