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Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 2:21 p.m. PST

Here are some photos from my Trenton game I put on for my club. Here is the Flickr link.

There are two pages. So at the bottom of the page click on 2.


Timmo uk25 May 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

Fabulous looking buildings.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 2:49 p.m. PST

Outstanding looking game. Would like to read more about. Where did You get the buildings?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 2:52 p.m. PST

Is that the Trenton Barracks?
Wow. Fantastic buildings.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

Great looking village.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

Nice and simple! Very atmospheric!

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 4:35 p.m. PST

Very cool set up. 😀

Berzerker7325 May 2018 7:38 p.m. PST

Very nice layout

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP25 May 2018 11:42 p.m. PST

The buildings are fine, but he plain white mat doesn't do it for me. I guess the snow was really sticking.

4DJones26 May 2018 1:22 a.m. PST

@nevinsrip: it's a wargame, NOT a diorama. And I like the clean, simple, elegant lines of it.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2018 1:27 a.m. PST

"And I like the clean, simple, elegant lines of it."

I'm glad you like it. That doesn't mean that I have to like it, as well.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 1:33 a.m. PST

Truly Impressive!

advocate26 May 2018 2:36 a.m. PST

A great looking game.

John Leahy26 May 2018 5:23 a.m. PST

Wow! That is impressive!

thumbs up



coopman26 May 2018 6:35 a.m. PST

Very nice looking game.

FlyXwire26 May 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

That is neat!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 3:55 p.m. PST


There is actually a hill on the north end of King's Street. I put a green hill under the mat. Perfect place for artillery to fire down the street. Hard to see in the photos because it is covered in snow.

I looked at lots of snow scenes in paintings and came to the conclusion that snow when it covers something, looks like snow. Especially at this scale.

So I decided to keep it clean. Next time I might put in some street/road material but when it is buried with snow there is not much to see.

If I was to build one off custom terrain sections, I would put more detail into it. But for a simple game that I can just roll up the mat to store and that I can use for other games in any period, I think it came out well. I will work on improving the game for next year.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 4:16 p.m. PST

The game mat in some of the photos look a little different than it did live. In some photos it almost looks like everything is floating. As someone said earlier "atmospheric". It didn't look like that live. There were more color variations, undulations and gradient to the battlefield.

This is not like a normal game where I get out my box of rocks, ground cover etc. and just throw them onto the mat. Every extra terrain prop you put on the battlefield has too look like it has snowed and still is snowing. I couldn't figure out a way to show an object was covered in snow and still see the object. The snow has to be reversible, that is I had to be able to remove the snow from the object, building and figure stand.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2018 8:58 p.m. PST

Rally, I have, in the past, praised your terrain. If I recall, you won an award for "best in show' or something.
I thought that terrain was well done.

I just don't think that this is up to that standard.
To each his own.

saltflats192926 May 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

Excellent. I have wanted to do this battle at some point, but it will have to be the "Christmas in July" version since I am not rebasing my Hessians to winter 😉

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 10:12 p.m. PST


I didn't rebase mine for snow. I just took a small container big enough for my bases. I filled the container with Woodland Scenics snow and just dunked my grassed bases in them. I mixed in a little baking soda. I just finished removing the snow from my bases.

I just tapped the metal base once and usually the snow just falls off. If some of it was still there I used a mop paint brush to just brush off the rest.

For the creek I used a combination of the Woodland Scenics snow and a product called Fresh Fallen Snow from Department 56. The Fresh Fallen Snow is sparkly and looks great on the creek. Hard to see in the photos. I also used the Woodland Scenics show on the buildings. Making sure I got all the windows and flat surfaces.

Part time gamer28 May 2018 11:51 p.m. PST

This looked Amazing in everyway!
For myself, 28's are the largest I work with, but 54's always look GREAT on a table.
Just curious, what rules were you using for this game?

Oh.. who won the battle?
And many thanks for all the great pics.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

Rules were our club rules "Sons of Liberty" the figures were 28mm Perry, Foundry, Front Rank, Eureka and a few OG.

It was clear that the Americans were going to win the battle and take the town. To win the game they had to prevent the Hessians from escaping.

The Hessians had to get three battalions off the table and they just barley did.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the kind comments from everyone.

huron725 Inactive Member31 May 2018 4:27 p.m. PST

Wow, very nice.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 6:06 p.m. PST


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