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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Sep 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

Much of WWII was fought in forested and hilly terrain, and all of the battles in the Team Yankee novel involve hills.

How tall are the hills you are using in your 15mm games of Team Yankee?

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Much of WWIII would be fought in Europe where there are forested and hilly terrain. The hills are as tall as they need to be. Wait, what was the question?

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

For my group we use maps of areas we will have a battle in so we try not to get carried away but 4 to 5 inches in height some times, but they are a big hill.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

We TY in 6mm 1/285. The hills are 1" and most are flat, more like mesas. There are only a couple of 'round tops', no more than an inch high. The mesas have steep sides, so you are either on the hill or off. A vehicle is totally blocked from an enemy vehicle on the opposite side.

UshCha Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

We have done Team Yankee in 10 mm but to different rules. L what realy counts is crest lines, having a long slope or flat may not be a major issue if the sight line are similar. You could p r op one side of the board up to represent a slope but it would have minimal impact on the model. However the figures might fall down.

From a physical representation we have found that a tangent slope of 0.5 is the extreme limit I. E 2 horizontal to 1 up. Therfore in a 3 ft length you can only get 1 ft 6in rise and this could result in models sliding down slope unless the surfaces are highly friction.

The most we have found actually practical with 1/72 Models is 240mm high and with a discontinuous slope about 900mm (3 ft) long and the high point was at the table edge.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Sep 2017 5:41 p.m. PST

Standard GeoHex, 3/4 inch per level

Lion in the Stars13 Sep 2017 8:26 p.m. PST

1" tall contour levels from styrofoam.

nickinsomerset14 Sep 2017 1:06 a.m. PST

The Wiehen Hills will require a great deal of styrofoam!

Tally Ho!

Puddinhead Johnson14 Sep 2017 9:13 a.m. PST

How green was your valley?

huevans01114 Sep 2017 2:24 p.m. PST

Much of WWII was fought in forested and hilly terrain, and all of the battles in the Team Yankee novel involve hills.

How tall are the hills you are using in your 15mm games of Team Yankee?

The Fulda Gap is pretty damned hilly. Most of central Germany is hills.

Lion in the Stars14 Sep 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

@Nick: Got some good links for contour maps of the area? I know I saw an online map of Fulda area that looked pretty hilly.

@Puddinhead Johnson: Valley isn't very green at all after the Soviet Grid Square Removal Service gets done with it!

nickinsomerset15 Sep 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

Lion,

no, alas any decent mapping I collected of the area was left when I headed off the the far east in 88!Try to google earth so you have Goslar in the South, Hanover in the North and West to Herford,

Tally Ho!

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