Howdy fellow wargamers! Today lets take an in-depth look at the basics of building good terrain for your tables, with a special guide to hills.
Terrain is a key part of any tabletop wargame. Having quality terrain can be a massive bonus for you and your gaming group. Now, not every player needs to have terrain all the time. Normally a game group or a game store will have a good stock of terrain to use. Conventions and tournaments also need a good supply. Many players, however, do like to have a table or so worth of terrain so that they can get in games at home. No matter if you are playing at home, or need to fill out a store or conventions stock of terrain, knowing how to build good and useful terrain is important.
I'm one of the principle terrain masters for the BOLS Open and have built terrain in the past for other conventions and several stores. I felt it would be helpful to do up a primer on some of the basics of terrain building.
Today we are going to take a look at the basics of homemade terrain and as a bonus, we will go over some steps and tips for making that most basic of terrain pieces: hills. Now there is plenty of pre-built terrain or easy to assemble stuff out there. Games Workshop and many other companies make great terrain kits if you are looking for something easy and pretty quick they are great options. However, if you are wantin...