For this week’s Terrain Tuesday feature, I am happy to show off these two completed terrain tiles for 6mm Napoleonics gaming.
The large timber frame building on the right is by Timecast, and is a lovely model, full of detail. To flesh out the terrain piece and give it the sense of being a village or part of a town, I found two antique metal GHQ building castings in my hoard and painted them up quickly.
Trees are also by Timecast. The terrain tile also functions as a four way road crossing, making it a potentially significant objective for hard marching marshals, foragers, and other ne’er-do-wells.
This gray building is also a Timecast model. I based it individually to suggest an inn or estate house out in the country.
I find a huge satisfaction in working on the scenic aspect of 6mm gaming. Buildings are relatively inexpensive, a little busywork effort goes a long way, and the finished result adds immeasurably, not dominating the table as a 28mm terrain piece might but adding just enough flavour to evoke a real world location.
This morning I threw a few other pieces on the table besides these newly created models and was entranced by how quickly a scenic view came together. This visual aspect of small scale gaming is a huge reward in itself for me.
Cheers and blessings to your brushes!