Monday, December 1, 2008

Forest boards

Every good miniatures game needs interesting terrain. As an alternative to simple green felt, I created these forest boards. (a 28mm model is pictured for a sense of scale) These are sheets of hardboard on which I painted a bird's eye view of trees. There are no model trees present, so I can move models freely across the surface.

I like how these turned out, but I am also interested in making forest boards that look more realistic. I have some Woodland Scenics model trees that can be separated from the stump. I'm going to glue the stumps to the board, and the player can pluck out the trees as he moves his models through the forest.


Secundus said...

These are very interesting, I can see the value of having flat boards like these. Funny enough, they make the rules about cover and line of sight a lot easier to work out.

Steve Zieser said...

I've never seen this approach. Very cool!

Andrew said...

Thank you, gentlemen. I like the idea of these. They're certainly better than a cut piece of green felt. Yet, I will be replacing them with more realistic forest boards. I'm almost done two that feature removable trees, static grass, leaf litter, etc.