Tuesday, 25 November 2014

On the kitchen table, part one: the desert

The kitchen table is where we shall be doing battle. It's a pretty good size...about 4' by 3' so ideal for the skirmish games we'll be playing.

When I started wargaming I was a bit initimidated by all the amazing terrain you see on the various blogs especially considering how rubbish I am at anything DIY (these fat, clumsy fingers just weren't made for finesse!). So I never thought I'd be able have a decent wargames table at home but I've managed to pick up enough terrain over the last couple of years to put together two distinct tables.

The first is a Middle-Eastern or North African style desert setting:

The buildings come from The Colonial Steamboat Company and the Ancient Egyptian ruins are aquarium decorations by Europet Bernina (available on Amazon). 

The figures in the above picture are The Prince of Wales Extraordinary Company for In Her Majesty's Name painted by Matt Slade of Glenbrook Games.

In this one I've replaced the Ancient Egyptian stuff with a few more buildings and some Pegasus Hobbies' crates and sandbags. The figures are Lord Curr's Company for In Her Majesty's Name and Ironclad Miniatures' Sanwar Warriors...again painted by the inimitable Matt Slade.