A blog to discuss my many wargaming projects.
How many, you ask?
And I'm adding more
all the time.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Quick and Easy Frostgrave Terrain Cloth
I recently completed a gray winter-themed terrain cloth to use for my Frostgrave games. I wanted to give it a hint of ancient cobblestones and a frozen feel to it.
I found a great 36" wide mottled gray felt to use as my base, and bought 4' of it. I then purchased a round silicon trivet (for use in the kitchen) that has a hex pattern on it, and a large black ink stamp pad.
I cut the trivet into random shapes, and laid out the cloth on one of my gaming tables.
I then randomly stamped "cobblestones" here and there on the cloth, trying to keep the general orientation of the hex pattern all pointing in the same direction.
After I stamped the cloth, I then sprayed it randomly with white spray paint followed by accents here and there with Tamiya Medium Blue (Navy) spray paint.
Here's a close up of how it looks.
And here it is with some terrain and figures set up on it.
I'm very pleased with the results. It gives me the effect I'm looking for at a fraction of the cost of a commercially produced gaming mat.
I've been a gamer since my high school days in the 70's. I'm married to Jennifer, and reside in Maryland. I am co-author, along with Buck Surdu, of "GASLIGHT" and several of its supplements, and "Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII", and "LSNC: ACW". I also wrote the "Thunder & Plunder"; half of our Pirate rules, "Blood & Swash"
I am a founding member of the HAWKs wargames club.