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    I wanted a 6mm game to allow more of the war in wargaming, I am fedup with skirmish games at 28mm. I dont have any money right now too. I also have the airfix battles introductory wargame rules that i love for solo play. So I got my armour out of the tide of iron boardgame as they look like 6mm, the rules i am just going to use armore and ATG with a few infantry. I am going to use axix and allies infantry figs because they have nice round bases, I have the counters for ATGs in the airfix battles box as i dont have any in plastic.

    I have never had a 6mm game so I had no terrain or scenery, so i cut up some foam into squares, they were rough so only dots for windows were possible, they dont look pro but they will do for me, I created a coastal city in one day, it took a day for the paint to dry but it was really easy and no cost. I quite like the look of it.

    I cutup some black vynal for roads, I am going to make some more yet.

    I also tried making a church and a house out of clay you can see on the hill, but i did not think they look to good.

     

     

    #178717
    Avatar photoMike
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    Fair play. I bet the sponge buildings are easy to store!

    They may not look amazing but it is very clear what they are meant to be, which ultimately is the point?

    #178718
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    Thanks Mike, good insight. It was suggested to me it looks like Grozny, so I am going to research the ww2 battle.

    #178720
    Avatar photoNorm S
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    Good shout, getting a game to table is the priority. I’m sure that as economic realities get tighter, we will see a shift back to yesteryear, when much more of this sort of thing was more common and games were marvellous.

    I had trees made from matchsticks with cotton wool balls glued to them, with very thin green poster paint dripped in to give green foliage. My hills were 3 sizes of foam circles increasing in size, stacked and stitched together with ordinary cotton.

    #178721
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    matchsticks are definatly going back to yesteryear, I have not seen a real matchstick for decades 🙂

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