A new view

Older readers may remember the “Lionel Tarr Periscope” described in Donald Featherstone’s wargaming books. I am testing an updated version.

In addition to buying a cheap toy periscope with a small footprint on the table I have invested in an endoscope which connects by wifi with my iPad or iPhone. With a bit of practice this will enable me to record the view from the ground in my wargames.

Unfortunately the “mirror” version that would allow me to place the end piece vertically in a footprint of only 5mm gives a blue image, so I do need a space of around 50mm x 5mm to place the lens. It is also important to get the angle correct, so I will try to construct a cradle to keep the horizon level.

Meanwhile, here are a few test pictures – some at odd angles – from my game board. This town is modelled in 6mm (1/285) on a base of Kallistra Hexxon tiles, modified by me. Buildings, walls and hedges are from a range of manufacturers. Roads are Noch cobblestone tape.

A general street view.
The churchyard, as viewed by a drunk
Our drunk has reached the town square. What happened to the sky?
Staggering home, he comes to a dead end.
Eventually, in a haze, he finds his own street
And home at last. Can he make it to the front door?

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

One thought on “A new view”

  1. Dear Paul,

    Considering that your models are 1/300, the views are amazing! Please tell me that your endoscope is only going to be used for wargaming! 🙂

    Regards, Chris.

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