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Lenore Inactive Member02 Oct 2012 10:11 p.m. PST

I am working towards building an army and terrain for the Fielf of Glory rules.

The army I have chosen is New kingdom Egyptians and the terrain is desert.

I was wondering how to build terrain pieces for soft sand.

Madmike102 Oct 2012 10:25 p.m. PST

yellow felt, in all the games I have played with my Arab conquest and NKE I think there was only ever one piece of sand in one game.

Build/buy fields, both open and enclosed, they appear in almost ever game.

The very best terrain out for FOG is from these guys miniatureworldmaker.com.au

Its the same stuff they make 'rubbers' from in basically unbreakable, you can bend it into any space and it bounces back, looks great (comes fully finished). The hills are a bit average but everything else is great.

MajorB Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2012 2:08 a.m. PST

I was wondering how to build terrain pieces for soft sand.

Get hold of a pack of those sanded sheets designed to be put on the floor of a bid cage (from any pet shop).

Cut to size.

Jobs a good'un.

Chazzmak03 Oct 2012 10:10 a.m. PST

I used sandpaper on the bases for my Arab Conquest army. Suppose it would work for terrain pieces considering that the sheets come in various grits, sizes and colours.
For example, sand dunes made by gluing paper over toilet paper rolls sliced down the middle and tapering off the edges.

Lion in the Stars03 Oct 2012 12:36 p.m. PST

I'm not really sure how much soft sand there really is in the deserts close to civilization…

I'd probably use some felt that had been lightly sprayed with a couple sandy colors.

kreoseus205 Oct 2012 12:08 a.m. PST

Get an irregular shaped base, build up a few small rises on it like small hills, coat in pva and sprinkle with sand. repeat if need be. Section of soft sand with low sand dunes done.

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2012 11:02 a.m. PST

You would want to understand that virtually none of the battles were actually fought in sandy areas. It would be impossible for wagons and chariots and horses to be of any use. hard enough for the infantry as it is.

Just take yourself to the beach sometime, put on sandals (or go barefoot, but be mindful of the used hypodermics and other refuse) and try running and see how it goes. It doesn't go very well at all, you'll quickly discover.

There were a lot of arid areas where they fought, but not so much sand.

Lenore Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 4:15 p.m. PST

Thank you for your responses.
The Miniature World maker site was a fantastic discovery!

I do appreciate that such a terrain feature might be unrealistic but it is part of the terrain list in Field of Glory and surely even historical gaming isn't 100% real?

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