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Who asked this joker13 Apr 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

Here's a decent picture of what my portable wargame armies look like.

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I've noted a few more tweaks to the 18th century game here. link

Mako11 Inactive Member13 Apr 2017 5:45 a.m. PST

Those look really great, as does your gaming "table" solution!

Thanks for sharing.

My only quibble is with your 90 degree angle river squares. I think they'd look so much better if you take the time to smooth, and/or round the corners a bit to make them look more "realistic". That shouldn't be too difficult to do, but might require making the river a little narrower, or using a couple of squares for the "corner"/bend sections.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

Nice and practical.

Who asked this joker13 Apr 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

My only quibble is with your 90 degree angle river squares. I think they'd look so much better if you take the time to smooth, and/or round the corners a bit to make them look more "realistic".

But it's a canal! All water ways in my fake land are canals! grin Yeah. Point taken. I can probably figure out how to round off the corners without too much difficulty. Maybe just angle a3 lines to "round" it out might be good enough.

Mako11 Inactive Member13 Apr 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

I was wondering about that, but don't recall seeing any canals with 90 degree bends.

;-)

Even 45 or 60 degree bends would be nicer, but I'm sure you can work out how to smooth them out a little to make them look better.

Gone Fishing13 Apr 2017 8:10 a.m. PST

Strange, I don't mind the 90 degree bend – sort of fits in with the overall aesthetic, at least to my eye.

I love the look of your figures and game board!

Who asked this joker13 Apr 2017 8:21 a.m. PST

I love the look of your figures and game board!

Thanks! I learned some lessons from the Paper Terrain figures. Scott Washburn (I think that is the gentleman's name) uses green near the feet of the figures and a sky background for the…er…background up high. The pictures did not wash out the sky print I used so you can see the effect first hand. I am rather pleased with the results.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 8:37 a.m. PST

Very nicely done!

Bob the Temple Builder13 Apr 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Very nice paper figures!

arthur181513 Apr 2017 1:27 p.m. PST

Your paper figures have a very pleasing, simple but effective appearance that complements your Portable Wargame terrain very well.

Together they create an attractive old school aesthetic that I like very much.

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