With the start of our ACW campaign drawing ever nearer, I've been busy making some more terrain that fits the period and theatre, namely sweet corn fields. I'd made some a year or so ago, using artifical grass samples from a local company. However I needed more so dug out what I had left and based them up in the same way as before. All I had to do was trim them to a similar height.
The only downside with 10mm is that it is a tad tricky to get terrain such as this looking right. In reality the sweet corn is spaced a foot or so apart, so has quite a linear look to it, which is easier to achieve visually in the larger scales. I've seen aquatic plants used instead of the artifical grass and can look pretty good. Anyway, this solution works for me and is very durable and once on the table looks fine IMHO.
These will be used for AWI, ACW and Eastern European games, whether at a skirmish level with Rebels & Patriots, or with BKCII, BBB etc. For the latter theatre, they will represent maize which is grown for animal fodder for the Winter.
|A few of the fields together.|
|Pendraken AWI Militia give a sense of scale.|
|The height works well for me as I've seen sweet corn 7' - 8' tall.|
|Again Pendraken cavalry to help visualise the size of the fields.|
I've enjoyed making these, but they do take some time, mainly due to glue, filler and paint etc drying. However the actual time for each process is quite short, so not too bad at all. It would be quicker in the Summer when I could probably get three of the processes done in one day.