Hi Stephen, I will specify the playing card details – good point! And yes all cards that are used, from assets to cards drawn from the deck to check for support are discarded.
The Afghan villages are made from thick cardboard – cut out, glued together with PVA and painted with textured paint (essentially I “texture” it by adding baking soda to give it some grit) This was a cheap and quick way to make the terrain with an afternoon of arts & crafts 🙂
All the figures I use are Heroics and Ros 1/300 scale (6mm).
Here are some close ups:
Tom Jensen - http://ostfrontpublishing.com/