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Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP updates us on progress at this Champion Hill landmark.

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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 8:28 a.m. PST

Hi Guys,

A few teaser pics of a game in the works. Using my available buildings, I've arranged them to resemble the Martin and Edgar Matthews farm along Matthews Hill, for this upcoming "Look out to your left, you are turned" scenario.

The battle board measures 4ft. X 4ft., and will involve the units of Nathan Evans' demi brigade, reinforced by Bernard Bee's regiments, versus Ambrose Burnside's Union brigade on the morning of the battle.

Perris070720 Nov 2021 8:30 a.m. PST


35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 9:24 a.m. PST

Looks good

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 9:26 a.m. PST

Very cool. 😀

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 10:47 a.m. PST

Terrain looks great – especially like your roads – yours or did you purchase them?

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 11:15 a.m. PST

Perris0707, 35thOVI, Stew art, and torokchar – thank you guys, I appreciate these kind comments!

Hey Charlie, maybe one reason you like the look of the roads so much, is because they're part of the fur mat itself, so they're cut down into the fur (below the 'foliage line'), and then I use a soldering iron to further melt in the wagon wheel tracks (lastly, the top surface is lightly dry-brushed with tan for the "pop").

chrisminiaturefigs Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 12:22 p.m. PST

Brilliant terrian.

BrockLanders Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 2:24 p.m. PST

Fantastic work!

CHRIS DODSON21 Nov 2021 2:25 a.m. PST

Fantastic terrain, especially as it is a war games scenario.

The teddy bear fur thing is not my thing but you have elevated it to an art form here.

The buildings and paling fences look lovely.

Personally, I would get in the garden grab some twigs split them and enhance your split rail fencing, it's easy.

( The uprights should be diagonals).

The result will be amazing.

Best wishes ,


Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 7:15 a.m. PST

Thank you all!

One of those advantages of the fur mats, is so much travels embedded along with them, and locating the add-on pieces is easily referenced. This board should set up in 15 mins. or less at a shop or convention, and I do hope to run the scenario a couple of times to get my value back for the effort invested.

One thing I'm toying with, would be to paint up some specific-looking figures for the RI Regiments in their shirts, hats, and havelocks, and make the 2nd New Hampshire uniformed in grey (or cheat and just make a Union flag stand in grey to cobble together with some rebs for the effect).

"Toying", because I don't want to get too specific vs. my goal of maintaining the collection's versatility.

huron72522 Nov 2021 7:49 a.m. PST

Wow, professional.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 8:40 a.m. PST

TY Huron!

Some terrific links right here from off of TMP, on a general breakdown of weapons equipping the bn.s & regt.s at 1st Bull Run -

TMP link

With unit effectives and artillery equipment in this thread -


It'll be interesting to see how the effectiveness between the smoothbore musket-armed units 'flesh out' against those with rifles (and/or how well the players can manipulate these differences in-game).

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