I’ve been quiet here last week, which, as you might expect, was a busy one for my day job as a wargaming vicar, but time to catch up now that Holy Week is concluded.
Recently I needed some custom-made MDF bases and ordered them from Warbases in the UK, as my Canadian supplier didn’t seem to need the business. While I was on the Warbases webstore, I saw that they offered fields and ponds, in a part of the store called Terrain Bases It wasn’t clear to me that these were 2D images printed onto MDF, I had formed the mistaken idea that they were somehow 3D, which was my own misperception.
There wasn’t a full range in stock, but I ordered two field sets, one in spring (left) and one in autumn (right). Here are the large pieces from each set, each with a stone wall and gate around the edges. They blend nicely against my Geek Villain game cloth.
And two small fields in each set, again, spring (left) and autumn (right).
And I bought a set of ponds, which includes a generous five separate ponds.
28mm figure stand for scale.
And a 6mm stand for scale. In 6mm, depending on the game scale (eg, Blucher where this one stand would represent a brigade), these would be decent sized lakes!
In 28mm, the large stand would accommodate a four or five based unit quite nicely to represent a terrain objective or a defensible terrain feature, such as a walled field. Useful if one didn’t have enough actual wall section models.
Some folks might balk at the idea of putting 2D terrain representations on the table, which is fine, but for a fast game or if one is travelling light to a club or convention, these models might well be fit for purpose. The quality of the printed images of the field and pond sections is pleasing, so they are a definite step up from fields and ponds of cut felt.
Cheers and blessings to your tabletops.