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olicana13 Oct 2019 3:15 a.m. PST

On Wednesday last, Graham H. and I started playing out a little Peninsular War scenario revolving around the taking of various key landmarks. Thus far, it's turning into a bit of a ding dong affair.

Report (and lots of pics) here:




I hope you like it,


Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 3:42 a.m. PST

Very nice game room. Not enough space for 28mm🙄

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 8:08 a.m. PST

Great buildings, who makes them??

olicana13 Oct 2019 12:30 p.m. PST


The houses are made using War Bases MDF 'building blanks' and their windows, shutters and doors, etc.

Tiled roofs are Will's Building Materials (HO railway plastic pantile sheet).

The arched fronted building is scratch made, as are both churches and the graveyard. Basic construction is MDF or Foam board.

All are 'finished' (plastered walls and brickwork) with artists acrylic paint much easier to work than filler and glue. All are painted with Dulux household emulsion paint and ink washes.



Old Contemptible14 Oct 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

This is just great! Where did you get the roads?

Old Contemptible14 Oct 2019 6:57 a.m. PST

I really like the mat you are using. Did you make it yourself? It is very realistic without being over the top garish like so many of the mats.

olicana14 Oct 2019 9:22 a.m. PST

The rubber roads are by Early War Miniatures, though I'm not sure if they still produce this design they come unpainted in any event.

The 'mat' is a high quality (championship grade) snooker baize sprayed with rattle cans. It's wrong side up the other side is very smooth, and it's so finely woven that the fifteen to twenty cans of spray paint I've used over the years haven't gone through at all. I managed to get 7m x 2m directly from the mill where it was made through a friend of mine (and the mill owner), gratis. It's 97% best merino wool and worth about £700.00 GBP, so unless you have deep pockets…. I just struck very lucky on this one right place, right time!

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