You’ll always get those moments with bits of terrain when you look at them and think that’s not that special, but I guess it’ll do. I used to be very much like that and it’s been more about getting stuff on the table and playing games than the elements behind the scene like terrain. But as some of you may have seen in my other articles I’ve been slowly trying to up my game.
With my other Terrain articles I’ve been aiming for an end product that has some use when gaming. So the Trees and Asteroids have a purpose, the piece this time doesn’t really have a purpose in any game and it’s all for show.
When your out doing demo’s it’s really nice to have something for the mini’s your using to sit on. Whilst a nice glass cabinet is great, it’s a bit much to drag around to places that I’m just doing a demo at. After seeing Mark’s Armies on Parade post it reminded me that my current display board was not only a little small for my expanding force but very bland. It’s just a piece of a very old Zuzzy matt dry brushed and stuck on some blue foam.
The big thing about wargaming is its a huge hobby. Its not just spending time painting the amazing armies that we use, its also the field of battle we choose to fight on.
I have to say I actually find painting the terrain to be a lot more fun that the miniatures. I think its because it’s a little more forgiving. With that in mind I thought I’d throw up a small tutorial on how I do my tree’s.