Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Terrain for DBN, Highland Brigade and Daisy!

With the arrival of my new cloth from S&A Scenics I thought I would lay out some of the terrain items that I have acquired over the past few months. I'm now happy that this very manageable 5 x 3 battlefield is the way to go for me and is perfect for my DBN games as I do utilise a slightly increased ground scale (2" = 100 paces) and my slightly wider and deeper bases which just opens the game up a bit more. I did experiment with placing the hills beneath the cloth but I think they work better laid on top. I'm finally happy with my representation of woods, the re-based trees placed on a section of the old cloth is more the look I was after. Road sections have been edged with static grass and I have the narrower sections to do to represent paths etc. I might yet re think the fields and possibly make different shaped sections which can be placed together to represent ploughed or wheat fields etc in order to break up the expanse of green cloth. 

All terrain items featured here are by Simon at S&A Scenics, I also have one of his vineyards but could not find it this morning anywhere. The buildings are 10mm scale by Steve Clay at 'Battlescale' which work perfectly well with 18mm figures. The cloth just needs an iron run over it to remove the creases!

And here is a shot of the three Highland infantry bases together with their mounted commander, two AB's units flanking a Blue Moon unit. Hopefully you can see that I tried to represent the different tartans as best I could. What I like about DBN is the ability to form larger formations of 30 to 40 figures which is when my small bases com into their own.



Finally I am delighted to introduce Daisy, born on Saturday 10th October, 6 lb 2oz to our youngest daughter and her partner. Daisy is our fourth Granddaughter although we have a Grandson due in early January 2021, as my cousin said to me "keep going at this rate and you will have your own football team". With the covid infection rate being low here in Medway we are just so happy that we are able to see them, I feel so sorry for those Grandparents who are not able to do so.



14 comments:

  1. Congratulations - you are a lucky man.

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    1. Thank you Rob, I do consider myself so :)

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  2. very many congratulations on the arrival of Daisy and yes, well on way to building your own football team
    cheers Old John

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    1. Thanks John, we will have a 5 a side team in January :)

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  3. Gorgeous looking Highlanders but Daisy beats them hands down I'm afraid, glad your still able to see her!
    Best Iain

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  4. I think you will find the 5’ x 3’ the perfect companion. Hello Daisy.

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    1. It's funny Norm how the extended battle field just sits so much better with us wargamers?

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  5. The Highland Bde looks great and yes, I can see the different tartans - if I am correct, Black Watch on the left, Gordons in the Centre and Camerons on the right. Daisy is a very cute baby - but then they all are, aren't they!

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    1. Spot on Ross, I'm happy that you can distinguish between the tartans, they have never been my strong point so was really looking for an impression of each :) Daisy is indeed lovely and certainly has some lungs on her for something so small !

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  6. Congratulations Lee, grandparenting is the best thing ever!

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    1. Thank you Ian. Yes, we consider ourselves very lucky indeed, and it's nice that you get to hand them back :)

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