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wingnut24 Jun 2022 10:54 p.m. PST

I have a blog that is a catch all for some WW2 terrain Building and tinkering. It's not extensive. During the Pandemic I posted a few articles then got busy with god knows what and just forgot about it. link


This was a game that I provided the terrain for, while the other players brought the rules, figures, vehicles….
"Hey invite Wingnut; his terrain is better than ours!" Kid with the pool seems to always host the party.



These I was told are bad guys, I've never met them so the information was third person. They did seem out of place in this generic Canadian town, and they were easy to spot because they had guns.


This is what a Russian Special Forces call a low-Profile mission. It's hard to see under the Smoke, burning cars, and blood.


A British SAS team, with their Highly trained Anti-IED-fetching-K9. Highest ranking officer in the squad.


This is where the Delta Force Frag'ed an apiary in the orchard. The guy on the ground forgot his EpiPen.


Overall it's difficult to get me out of the Pirate and Old West genera, but this was a good distraction. less serious gamers may enjoy the Blog's scenario as much as I did making up the story to explain what was happening as we went.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2022 6:03 a.m. PST

Great looking game.

Desert Fox25 Jun 2022 8:00 a.m. PST

Good looking game. Tell us about the hedges, fields and green mat!

Korvessa25 Jun 2022 10:09 a.m. PST

Wow! Just wow.

wingnut25 Jun 2022 10:30 a.m. PST

Desert Fox,
The mat is an old Heki or Nock paper backed mat, I'm really unsure of it's origin because it was left at my house by another gamer who was upgrading his layout.
The fields are an HO scale plowed field. It's little more than corrugated cardboard with a healthy amount of soil colored turf glued on it. It would be far cheaper to make than purchase but back when I got it at hobby lobby I thought it more sturdy than it turned out to be. I think it was a Woodland Scenic product. The hedges are a n old woodland scenic product. It was also carried at Hobby Lobby, or it use to be. The neat thing about that hedge is it has 90 deg. Angles cut in the base that allow the hedges to be bent into right angles every inch along the base.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2022 12:07 p.m. PST

You know, the scenario sounds so much more plausible than the ones where everyone's decently briefed and has an intelligible objective, and there are only two sides. My guess is the brewery was closed for some sort of health & safety violation, and then they lost the paperwork to reopen it.

And very nice terrain. They were right to invite you.

wingnut25 Jun 2022 4:30 p.m. PST

Thanks Robert!
I play most games "tongue in cheek". It sometimes gets on the nerve of more serious players, TMP- posters, and convention patrons. I've just never forgotten that the only thing that separates War-Gamers from little kids making "Pew-Pew" noises with some plastic army men is some dice, puberty, and a mortgage.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2022 9:20 a.m. PST

And there are days that the only thing separating the little kids making "pew-pew" noises from real generals is the permanency of the results.

Does anyone know, by the way, when WWII games officially stopped being moderns? When I started buying miniatures they still were. There ought to have been a ceremony or something.

wingnut26 Jun 2022 1:00 p.m. PST

We could learn a lot from those little kids….

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