Monday 10 July 2017
Another Village Module
This module is another mixed timber/brick construction, which gives a nice colour contrast I think. I decided to go for an earth rather than cobbled courtyard and the whole thing is a little less grand. It made its debut in a hard fought battle I played last week with wargaming mate, Dave Green (report to follow). Suffice it to say that I got my arse kicked!
With two pretty large village modules to my name, I think I will do something a little more modest next time. Still not sure whether to go for smaller modules with a couple of buildings and surrounding wall/hedge/fence or to do individual buildings. The usual compromise between flexibility and appearance. I am also experimenting with my terrain boards to try and build in a bit more flexibility; basically to do away with integral roads and settle for drop on. I bought a load from the delightfully named "Fat Frank" so that I could have a more complex road/stream network. With a little re-painting they look pretty good. I am also looking at a complete re-texture using grasses/flocks, rather than the old sand and dry brush approach. Still early stages and not yet convinced, but will report back when I have something to show.
This is just a part of my concerted push (and New Year's Resolution) to get my terrain sorted out in 2017. I have made a lot of progress and have lots to post on the blog over the next few months.