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green beanie26 May 2017 6:17 a.m. PST

I have a favor to ask of you Great War 15mm gamers. Would it be possible for you to post pictures of your trench systems that you use in your games? I am not impressed with the Battlefront trenches and would love to see how you gamers out there did your trenches to help me come up with a plan. I thank you in advance for the help.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 7:07 a.m. PST


link to photo of my trench system

whitejamest26 May 2017 9:10 a.m. PST

Those look very nice Wackmole9. Are they scratch built? If so, what did you make the sandbags out of?

I've been considering a lot of different options as I embark on my own 15mm WW1 terrain making, and I've decided that I really want sunken trenches and craters. That means making my own terrain tiles. It's going to be a lot more work, but I just love the look others have achieved this way.

I'm using 1' x 1' x 3/4" styrofoam tiles, with plastic styrene panels on the sides to make them more durable. I use a double thickness so I have a good amount of depth I can achieve where I want it.

I'm working on no man's land tiles first, since they are less work and let me experiment with the process. I cut holes for craters in the top styrofoam piece before gluing it to the bottom piece, then partially fill and build up the hole with Sculptamold. I'll post some pictures as the first ones shape up.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 9:17 a.m. PST


Yes they are scratch built. Sandbags are playdoe's air dry clay. I press them out of a old playdoe kids press and cut them to length and press into place.

Porthos26 May 2017 1:16 p.m. PST

Unfortunately I have no pictures, but Early War Miniatures has quite an impressing offer:

I do know that they are 20mm scale, but I do not feel that a problem.

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