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Mute Bystander Inactive Member05 Feb 2016 7:58 a.m. PST

Looking to avoid having to make a game board with a ravine type element built in for gaming.

Anyone make such a thing?

I would be using 15mm figures mostly but other sizes are in my collection (30mm, 25mm, 6mm, even 3mm micro-armor) so if there is something suitable for sizes other than 15mm feel free to mention sources, please.

MajorB05 Feb 2016 8:00 a.m. PST

I like the old TSATF method of a ring of cat litter or gravel.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Feb 2016 8:59 a.m. PST

Tiering layers of different colored felt works well. Get a real dark brown (or whatever color) for the lowest level. Layer on a lighter brown for the next, and still lighter for the next. Kind of like a color coded topographic contour map. Three or four layers thick of felt is not too bad, so it is close to being a flat map.

Logain05 Feb 2016 4:45 p.m. PST

Check out Secret Weapon. They might have something for you

Lion in the Stars05 Feb 2016 6:38 p.m. PST

You can also grab some wooden ceiling molding, it's what I'm planning to do for low ridgelines, wadis, and related. say, 1"x2" with a simple angle. 1" is deep enough to hide most 15mm vehicles, even Shermans or Grants.

tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2016 8:35 a.m. PST

Stacked cork tiles perhaps?

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