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mgk416717 Apr 2022 8:43 p.m. PST

Team,
It's been awhile but Easter is a great opportunity to finally push some figures around. Here are some shots of a fairly simple game I played with a full write up at the link:

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Plenty more scenarios if you are interested at:
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Maha Bandula17 Apr 2022 10:03 p.m. PST

What brand are the French cavalry and what paints did you use on them?

mgk416717 Apr 2022 10:24 p.m. PST

The horses are Raventhorpe metal. I think I used fairly standard enamels on them, mainly Humbrol.

BattlerBritain17 Apr 2022 10:42 p.m. PST

Great write up and fantastic terrain.

1 square to 50m I think?

Love the way you've done the sunken rivers and the marsh indicators.

Also interesting scenario that seems good enough to play through in a session so replayable.

Many thanks for posting 😀👍

B

mgk416717 Apr 2022 10:58 p.m. PST

Thanks Battler Britain that is very kind of you.
Each 5cm x 5cm x 2cm block equals 100m, so 10 blocks equals 1 kilometer. My whole system (blocks, buildings, everything) religiously fits into the 5cm x 5cm as standard. This way everything fits rather well together.
The blocks are made of balsa allowing light weight, pins to be stuck in them for trees and a certain compressibility that holds the blocks together by friction.

emckinney17 Apr 2022 11:35 p.m. PST

Curious about the MG carts for the French cavalry. Do you have any photo references of the actual carts? I'm trying to work out the parts.

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2022 11:38 p.m. PST

That is one of the most original and impressive terrain systems I have ever seen. Congratulations!

What material do you use for the roads and the marsh pieces? (they seem to be laid down over the ground squares)

mgk416717 Apr 2022 11:48 p.m. PST

emckinney, thanks for your interest in the MG carts. Here is a photo of what looks like them, the porte-mitrailleuse de cavalerie 1911 M.1918 modiifiee 1938.

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They are Early War Miniatures models (no photo):
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mgk416717 Apr 2022 11:51 p.m. PST

Eumelus, thank you for your very kind encouragement. The roads are actually painted onto the blocks – they are the reverse (obverse?) of the blocks. One side is grass, the other road. That way they sit into the terrain rather than being on top.
The marsh pieces are bits of materiel I found and then stuck on stout cardboard. While a little grey for my liking, they do have the desired 'sparkles' in them that kind of look like puddles of water. I then stuck tufts on top. This is what I was after anyway.

Fred Mills18 Apr 2022 4:24 a.m. PST

Brilliant stuff. Do you have a more detailed description somewhere of how you make the whole system? Looks marvellous. Seems like there's a retaining perimeter or some such to fit things inside of? Great-looking game and system. Wow.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2022 5:42 a.m. PST

Well done, bravo! That terrain must have taken forever.

Joe

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2022 6:33 a.m. PST

Great stuff. Thanks for posting.

emckinney18 Apr 2022 9:02 a.m. PST

Thanks, mgk4167!

mgk416718 Apr 2022 2:29 p.m. PST

Thanks Fred Mills. I have been meaning for some time to write a short booklet on how to build my system. I'm certain it's not for everyone but it might give some ideas. I just have to get rid of this horrible four-letter work called 'work' for a suitable time

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