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On the workbench: Dark Ages battle debris terrain for DuxB

November 14, 2013

After months and months of playing a Dux Britannarium campaign and finally getting my warband painted, my somewhat ADD type attention turns to some Dark Ages terrain bits for the battlefield. I have your basic trees and such, so I decided to add some unique Small terrain pieces. First concept is a 6″ x 6″ battle debris terrain piece. This would probably be a minor obstacle.

I have a number of Gripping Beast Dark Ages casualties, some left over spears and bits, so let’s see how it’s shaping up. The base is MDF with a thin layer of “pink stuff” foam, then coated with spackle and sand on the edges, with a resin paste in the middle. The resin paste, which you can get at a craft store, hardens up in an irregular pattern and when painted looks very much like a muddy area. I’ve usually used it for adding wagon wheel ruts and the like to vehicle bases.

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Dark Ages Wagon set

I set the casualty figures into the resin paste (with white glue). Extra shields were cut from plasticard with cracked lentils for the shield bosses. I figure the flock of ravens (from Reaper miniatures) will get bent in storage, so it will be on a small base that slots into the center of the terrain piece for easier storage.

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Flock of Ravens

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View of battlefield terrain piece from above

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Base coated terrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that it’s all set and dried I’ve base coated it and will start doing the detail work.