Chris Palmer This past Saturday, a few of the HAWKs got together at Duncan’s house to work on the terrain for our Saturday morning “Fate of Battle” Battle of Paris game we will be running at Cold Wars:
The main goal of our session was to cut out and paint the large hill we would need to represent the Montmartre Heights, and to build the fortifications the French had during the battle.
|Buck, Duncan, and Dave apply a base coat to the heights|
We started by drawing out the shapes of the heights on 2’ x 2’ foam panels, and then cutting them. Then, while Buck, Dave and Duncan worked on painting a textured dark brown coat on the hills, Buck’s daughter, Sam, and I worked on the log and gabion fortifications.
|Sam works on building fortifications|
Unfortunately, Dave and I had to leave early due to the onset of a snow storm and a long drive ahead of us. The others who stayed, had a lunch break while the first coat of paint dried, and then finished up drybrushing a lighter brown coat on the heights.
|Some of the finished hasty works|
It looks like we will need to meet again one more time to finish flocking the hill, and finish up work on the sections of canal that cut across the battle field.
|The assembled and drybrushed hill. (Photo by Buck Surdu)|