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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 11:45 a.m. PST

… do you use on your wargaming table?

Balsa, branches, pine, oak, wood dowels, etc.

For me, it's probably about 10% of my terrain. Most of that is mdf and balsa (with some plywood) for buildings. A lot of those are craft kits (like christmas village) and birdhouses. Next would be wood strips and dowels as supports inside other buildings. And I've trashbashed things like bamboo spoons and wooden handles from various implements.

I have a couple of outlier miniatures in wood as well, but tht ends up being a percentage less than accounting rounding error. ;)

Pythagoras05 Jul 2024 11:54 a.m. PST

No wood. All plastic. That is, if you consider foam and resin to be plastic too, then yes. All plastic.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 1:05 p.m. PST

About 20% of mine

Bases of terrain
Precut Structures (TRE Games and Sarissa)
A few for support to scratch built terrain
Wooden Sail and Gun Boats
Small pieces of wood on bases or as scatter

14Bore05 Jul 2024 1:50 p.m. PST

I make most of my terrain with wood, hills, trees, my paper houses have wood blocks inside to give them weight. I have 2 wagons homemade out of wood

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 2:09 p.m. PST

Depends on the game, from 0 – 50%

rustymusket05 Jul 2024 2:49 p.m. PST

I have a few small twigs as fallen tree branches that I sometimes use. That is it. Everything is pretty much resin or plastic.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 3:46 p.m. PST

Heaven knows. By piece? By volume? By weight? Mostly more in the smaller scales--matchstick trees and fences, and houses made from small bits of balsa.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 9:45 p.m. PST

A little and there. My chain-link fences have wooden bases, and some twigs serve as logs (usually floating). Some of my buildings are made of paper packing material, which is close to wood.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2024 6:40 a.m. PST

Very little. I use square balsa/bass wood dowels, glued inside large spans of cardboard castle square towers and wall sections, to keep them from warping.

I also Hot Glued these same wooden dowels inside a plastic fort toy model after it broke off the MDF base. The dowels, glued to both the base, and the plastic fort, ensure it will never come off of its base again.

I made a dozen crude watchtowers, using pumpkin stems as tree trunks, with bamboo sticks glued together to form a platform (I used wooden toothpicks, on the prototype model); I also inserted bamboo sticks as 'steps' around the 'tree trunks' leading up to the platforms. I Hot Glued bamboo skewer stick's sharp ends, around the bases, for defense, with moss in between to represent buckthorn. That is my biggest wood-based project, and those are basically my only wood-based projects. Cheers!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2024 11:45 a.m. PST

A fair amount, no idea how to quantify.

Old Contemptible07 Jul 2024 3:22 a.m. PST

Depends on the scenario. Generally between 3% – 5%.

14Bore07 Jul 2024 5:28 a.m. PST

Could put up a picture of my Gettysburg game board, if it's not a metal figure it's wood one way or another

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