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28 Apr 2017 6:26 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Ambush Alley Afghanistan Teraain reboot" to "Ambush Alley Afghanistan Terrain reboot"


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tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

Been trying to get my Ambush Alley mojo back for a while and wanted some modular stuff for Afghanistan to represent the high walled box like compounds in Helmand with the ability to swap in various different buildings and crops as well as linking them together to form the sprawling areas that ISAF troops encountered.

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Plus if I need something a bit more generic Middle East I can throw this sort of thing together:-

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Everything fits in one large box and the addition of a couple of vine drying buildings, some ditches and a small river this will be done and give me everything I want.

Next up the buildings needed for the original AA scenarios and the 3 linked scenario downloads they have recently re-released so 2nd Bn Lennox Highlanders the famed "Devils in Skirts" can be redeployed to Iraq.

Thanks for looking.

Phil on Facebook @tinnedfruit

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member28 Apr 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

That's really impressive work!

The cultural geographer in me wants to ask – do the Afghans actually farm small lot fields behind high walls? That's not a critique, but a genuine question.

Love your work – looks like it would provide a great tabletop gaming experience.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

Wow, wow, wow!

Now that's what I call versatile. And transportable in a single box? I love it.

Dan
PS. How tall are those walls, by the way?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

I wonder if this is a common sight over there (a shipping container encased in mud)? Or perhaps it's really just the doors that were simply taken off a container?

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Dan
PS. @The G Dog, check this out:

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tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

Thanks for the kind words.

Great photos Dan which really convey the closeness of the terrain. These are scaled/ sized for 20mm figures with walls on the compounds being 5cm and the others 4cm high.

Hope this helps.

Phil

tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 1:01 p.m. PST

Hi JJ

5mm foam core with a thumb nail run to rough and round off the wall tops. 5mm is about right for 20/28mm figures – I use 3mm for 15mm.

Exposed brick areas are made by cutting off the plastic/ paper layer of the foam core revealing the foam which then has a brick pattern drawn on in black biro.

All joins in the wall, internal and external, are strengthened by application of newspaper and PVA.

Cheap filler mixed with basecoat emulsion applied with a palette knife. Textured paint used to cover the tops of walls and exposed brickwork areas.

Cover everything in your basecoat, lighter wet brush with slightly lighter colour, dry brush with lighter colour etc

Hope this helps.

Phil

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

That's a cracking set up. Very inspiring, I think I'll have a go myself.

tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 3:53 p.m. PST

Glad you like them Fox if you'd like any further pointers please drop me a pm.

Phil

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