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jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 1:30 a.m. PST

We got the Ottomans on the table at Crisis. We now have both Donnybrook and Beneath the Lily Banners supplements written to handle their use n the table top.
More about the game here:
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Some pictures to get you in the mood!

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fantasque07 Nov 2018 3:30 a.m. PST

Good looking table but, from waht I saw during the day, disappointing that it seemed to be a static display rather than a game

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 3:43 a.m. PST

That is all that is possible when you are a two man team, trading products and talking to punters. Come and join us and you can run our game next time ;)

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 3:45 a.m. PST

Ah, I see… now

.. you just can't leave it alone can you?

Concentrate on doing something constructive – you'll feel better.

custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 1:02 p.m. PST

Very nice looking miniatures and table, Barry!

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 1:04 p.m. PST

Many thanks for that!

Martyn K08 Nov 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

Great looking figures on some really nice terrain.

Can you give us some idea of how you did the roads and the grass? I have some battle matts by Killing Fields and the grass looks very similar. Did you use a battle matt and then cut some roads into it? If so, how did you texture the roads – the dried, cracking mud looks fantastic.

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

These two links give the full story of the production in pictures

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The mat is totally scratch built, it was not a modified commercial mat these shots show part of the story

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Martyn K08 Nov 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

Thanks very much, I think that I will copy your road technique on my commercially bought mats.
You mentioned that your roads were designed to withstand rolling or folding of the mats and not crack. The cracking of the road details is the one thing that is worrying me and preventing me cutting roads into my nice new mats. How did you find your roads worked in practice? Does your technique eliminate cracking?

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 12:42 p.m. PST

The cracking is not a real problem but you don't need to coat the roads as I did if you are nervous about ruining a mat. You could leave them 'bald' and scatter loose sand each time you use the mat. That would cost nothing and still look very good.

Interesting though that you commented the cracking looked authentic… it does have appeal and it has not spoiled the mat which travelled about 900 miles and been rolled up in the back of a car for 120 hours!

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