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Printed Maps: The Farmstead Part 2 – Layer by Layer

The Farmstead map is finished. It took a while but we’re pleased with the result and I learned some new tricks along the way, which is always fun (more on that later). Since I teased the layout of the map in part 1, I thought it might be fun to go through the finished map bit by bit and write about each part like a DVD commentary track. So let’s dive right in at the bottom layer of the map: Continue reading Printed Maps: The Farmstead Part 2 – Layer by Layer

Tutorial: Pig Pen/Wooden Animal Closure

Farms are a mainstay in tabletop gaming.  They add a variety of terrain for a countryside battle and offer a remote location for more intimate skirmish settings.  Even today, you can still drive through parts of the country and see farms that look similar to how they must have been over a hundred yeas ago.  Adding a tractor brings it to the 20th century and the present.  Adding rustic wagons can make the landscape appear hundreds of years old.  Farms definitely give us tabletop gamers some versatile scenery for our collections. Continue reading Tutorial: Pig Pen/Wooden Animal Closure