A new battleground

For a while now I’ve been rather bored with the green golf course on which a lot of our battles take place. Having some weeks off on parental leave has given me time to do something about this. Thus taking the cue from Sir Tobi and many other fine bloggers and gamers I decided finally to make a battlemat of my own.

I would have loved to show you some pictures of the process but given that my hands were more or less covered in brown goo for the most part I could not get around to actually using my camera. The method was fairly well-known though. I mixed acrylic paste and sand in three buckets and added different tones of brown as well as water to each container. These different mixes of paint and paste I then smeared on the cloth. While still wet I sprinkled the thing generously with some different types of flock and then left it to dry in the basement.

The point of departure - some rough hessian cloth to be cut into size

The point of departure – some rough hessian cloth to be cut into size

The final result left to dry in the basement. The edges stil needed to be trimmed at this stage

The final result left to dry in the basement. The edges stil needed to be trimmed at this stage

Today I trimmed the edges of the cloth and voila, the whole thing is done, rolled up and ready to be used.

Rolled up and ready for use!

Rolled up and ready for use!

The process was rather fun and messy. Now I’m eager to see some action on my new battleground. This will at the latest be by mid-September where we’ll be playing a scenario entitled “In the halls of the Ghoul King”, but more about that in a later post.

Cheers

Martin

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