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Xintao Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 11:30 p.m. PST

About 6pm we started putting on the snow flock. We had 4 shaker bottles of snow. It wasn't enough. We realized this about 7pm, just as the 2 closest hobby stores were closing. I called Maplewood Hobbies cause I knew they stayed open late for gaming. They had one bottle. My wife volunteered to drive the 55 minutes to get it. She is awesome.

Big thanks to Maplewood for getting us out of a tight spot.

Not alot of pics. It's 2:21 and I am just taking a break from painting my Frostgrave table.

We might tweak the table a little in the morning, but it is ready to go.




Shoot me….

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 12:06 a.m. PST


Amazing what can be accomplished when under the pressure of time particularly when there is a game afoot!!!

Excellent job, and hope the game goes well for all involved!!

Top profs to your wife! Post convention flowers & dinner would not be out of the question!!

forwardmarchstudios16 Mar 2017 12:06 a.m. PST

Very nice! Worth all the effort!

holien16 Mar 2017 1:30 a.m. PST

What an appropriate game and table for cold wars.

I guess you could have used flour as a substitute for the missing snow?

Great job…

TheGiantTribble16 Mar 2017 2:12 a.m. PST

It looks magnificent.

Trajanus16 Mar 2017 3:18 a.m. PST

Makes me feel cold just looking at it !

plutarch 6416 Mar 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

Terrific work. I can't wait to see it with figures on it.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 5:07 a.m. PST


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 5:57 a.m. PST

Well….that is truly a fabulous effort. You've done a terrific job there, most impressive.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 6:12 a.m. PST


Glenn Pearce16 Mar 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

Wow, you even got a fan to simulate the cold winds blowing across the battlefield! That's clearly over the top!

C M DODSON16 Mar 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

Excellent. You can almost feel the cold.


Oberlindes Sol LIC16 Mar 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

Beautiful table. Your wife is a keeper.

wrgmr116 Mar 2017 8:23 a.m. PST

Exceptionally well done! This is what gaming is all about, the spectacular look of it. I agree with vagamer63 dinner out for your wife.

Allan F Mountford16 Mar 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

That is one first rate job! Well done!
Allan Mountford
Secretary Stoke Wargames Group

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 10:26 a.m. PST

Almost ready to roll


14Bore16 Mar 2017 1:02 p.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

I love it but I would not have anyplace to store it.

Dr Jeckyll16 Mar 2017 1:36 p.m. PST

Wow!!! Awsome!

Osterreicher16 Mar 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

Some of the best terrain I've seen, well done! Also, very inspiring how you made it, and very helpful. Appreciate your efforts!

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 3:49 p.m. PST

Excellent! Wish i was going this year to see it.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 3:50 p.m. PST


Xintao Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 6:38 p.m. PST

Love it.

Did someone go crazy with the snow flocking outdoors as well? ;-)

Markconz16 Mar 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

Gosh that is truly fantastic!!

Arch Duke charles Inactive Member19 Mar 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

Just love what you have done.

Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 9:41 a.m. PST

Saw this in person at the show. I thought it was the best looking game of Cold Wars.

47Ronin20 Mar 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

The Awards Committee agreed with you, rampantlion.

The Eylau game won one of the two top awards (Best Theme Game and Best of Show) at Cold Wars. I forget which one, but it was well deserved.

Congratulations to all those involved on a job well done.

historygamer20 Mar 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

Congrats. Your game looked great. I hope the publish all the winning games and provide some photos too. Again, nice job and well deserving.

Gazzola21 Mar 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

Just viewed it. Very impressive. You just want to get your miniatures on the board and roll the dice.

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