How To: Modular Game Tiles Part 2 (Bolt Action, Warhammer or Hail Ceasar)
AOK, Here we go back onto our Modular Game Tiles. This time we'll get some color and final touches on. Here's what it'll look like when done.
First off was to get things painted. Additional browns and grays were used on the hills and mountains. A light gray was used on the small rocks around the bases of the cliffs.
We added multiple browns to the river edges and decide on the river color. With battles raging, we felt a green and muddy look was better than blue this time. Mix brown with your water color on the edges and any shallows.
Next was to paint all the larger rocks with multiple light browns and grays. We also dry brushed a good deal of the texture in the base paint. Wanting to keep a duller look of war torn ground, we chose not to use normal green flocking. We started with a base green blend of woodland scenic blended turf. Then added a pale green of some finer material, crushed basil leaves and Italian seasoning. This was mixed in the container you see here.
The mixture was applied with watered down PVA glue in patches around the boards. A coarser mix was used in the rocky crevices. It started with less of the blended turf and added coarse turf, parsley flakes and additional Italian seasoning.
The hills configurations allows multiple ways to place them in the tiles. Here they are in a wide view.
Flip them around and here we see a more vertical look. The path still works for vehicles or siege engines.
And, flip them outward and there leaves a narrow escape lane easily defended from the two hills.
Add two river tiles and two blanks, and you are ready to play.
Swap out a blank for a river bend, change your mountains and ready again!
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to configure these tiles.
Then you can put them into action!
Give your men a place to get a great view or launch a counter attack.
There you have it, we'd be happy to answer any questions you might have!