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20 May 2010 12:46 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Zasgard196920 May 2010 9:59 a.m. PST

I've decided to use my huge 4'x8' green mat for gaming and make some terrain.

What I want is portable and placeable terrain. For instance….removalbe river pieces, shrubs nad trees on cardstock/cardboard so I can place it where ever needed, etc…

Show me what you've done with your 10mm terrain/scenics. Where do you get your materials?

Going to buy a dessert map too for N. Africa fighting.

Is there a 10mm only site for gaming that has terrain info and what not?


Grizwald20 May 2010 11:08 a.m. PST

cross-posting is your friend …

Lentulus20 May 2010 11:22 a.m. PST

I bought commercial roads, and will be doing the same for rivers. Scenics are mostly n-scale model railway buildings. Trees are a kit from Woodland Scenics bought at a model RR store. Hills are Kallista hexon, and hedges are clump foliage on recycled "fox base" basis from a dead project.

I am not aware of a 10mm oriented terrain forum. Pendraken just started a forum for their product. It has a modeling section and they might welcome a suggestion for a terrain board. Lots of friendly folks there, and all 10mm fans.

blacksmith20 May 2010 1:02 p.m. PST

I play mainly with 10mm. Here's my gaming board of 2'x2' with some terrain, some homemade some bought:


You can see more pics at my blog:

hurrahbro20 May 2010 1:34 p.m. PST

I do Nam and banana republic games in 10/12mm

Commercial roads and rivers for larger scales tend to be free-er of scale. for N guage/10mm, A road or river marketed for 28mm would make a good two way road or canal. one for a 15 or 20mm scale would be perfectly fine for a single track or stream.

My Roads and rivers tend to be S&A scenics, along with hills, marsh clumps and other items.

I have a good selection of resin buildings
Timecast: excellent stuff, Always.

Kennington: (now owned by SHQ) Moulds are old and on the way out so see before you buy. However the Vietnamese hooches (straw with unrended walls) and village (3 hooches on a diorama base)are very worthwhile getting if you are thinking about games in an area where such buildings exist.

The Square: Crisp, simple and paint well, serious bangs per buck. they have a few buildings that are near perfect for shanty towns.

Rubble piles are not something that are very scale specific either.

The green stuff. N gauge and HO scale trees can do the large stuff, Bundles of plastic ones from Ebay for railway scenery can be very good. a 2 inch/50mm tree will do as a sapling for larger scales or a mature tree for this scale. Plastic fake aquarium plants cut up and based do the shrubs at their feet or in separate clumps.

Chris Palmer20 May 2010 6:39 p.m. PST

Heres a link to my Cold Wars '09 Flickr file where there are lots of pictures of a 10mm WWII game and a 10mm ACW game that I ran.

The roads are latex caulk, the fields are astroturf and washcloths. Town sections are floor tiles cut to shape and painted. Trees and buildings are pruchased commercially. Hills are one inch pink foam

TridenteBologna21 May 2010 5:48 a.m. PST

These are some examples of scenarios that use the 10mm for Anticamente rules


The system we use allows us to make many different types of fields with the same basic elements. For example, with four basic types of slopes you can get any form of hill

tuscaloosa22 May 2010 12:58 p.m. PST

Here's my approach to 10/12mm gaming terrain:


138SquadronRAF24 May 2010 10:52 a.m. PST

Here's mine:


Buildings from JR Miniatures amd Musket Miniatures.

Here the terrain mat:


138SquadronRAF24 May 2010 10:57 a.m. PST

Here is one from my friend Jeff – 'War Artisan' using floor tiles:


Bravo Six30 May 2010 2:01 a.m. PST

Wow! Those are pretty nice looking tabletops guys.


skinnedpuppy07 Jun 2010 4:09 a.m. PST

My 10mm desert table here:-


Made most of the scenery myself, check out my blog for some more info on how I built various things

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jun 2010 9:39 a.m. PST

PaperTerrain has a full range of affordable buildings and accessories in 10mm.

Megagente12 Mar 2011 4:11 p.m. PST

LOL blacksmith, those are the same houses and cathedral I use. They are good paper terrain I printed on cardboard and they have survived 5 years.

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