More battle boards

Today I have been adding to my ten-inch square gaming boards compatible with “Travel Battle” for my 3mm wargaming. I started with a set of textured vinyl floor tiles.

A 12” tile, straight from the box

The first step was to trim four tiles down to 10” square and scribe the 1” grid with a sharp-pointed modelling file. The 2” off-cut pieces were saved to make hills.

After preparing four tiles I cut two of them with heavy-duty scissors to produce a river shape and stuck them back-to-back with the other two. Two tiles together make the same edge height as the original plastic tiles from the Travel Battle game.

The next step was painting. So far I have only done the river sides, but on the reverse are two more plain tiles. I used several shades of green spray paint. I painted the rivers a muddy blue-grey and added roads to align with the Travel Battle road layout, using a paint tester pot, “Pebble” mixed with “Terracotta”. Below are a couple of the possible configurations using these two boards.

I tried to lay out the roads so that I could use bridges if required, or use the wide part of the second river section as a wharf or dock.

I need to spray them with matt varnish (when my order arrives), and then add some more detail to the roads and gloss the rivers. Then I can start on the reverse side and make some more hills and woods.

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General Whiskers

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

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