At our most recent ANF session we forewent a game to spend the day working on our terrain for Borodino.
We had eight 1 200 x 1 200 mm2 sheets of foam to use to cover the 4 800 x 2 000 mm2 table. At first I envisaged that we’d cut them into 400 x 400 mm2 squares, but saner heads (i.e. Mark and Julian) prevailed and we decided to cover the area using four of the sheets as they were, while cutting the other four down to 1 200 x 800 mm2 rectangles; thus reducing the amount of cutting and less-than-perfect straight edges.
|Map of our Borodino tabletop|
|Step 1: marking on the roads and Kolocha Stream|
|Step 2: base colours painted on some of the sheets|
|Step 3: flocking|
|Borodino terrain; about half-way there|
We gave some of the troops troops preview and were happy with the result.
|Russian cuirassiers and French infantry testing the terrain (Mark and Julian’s figures)|
|A closer look at those Russian cuirassiers|
|Lifeguard cossacks (more of Mark’s great painting)|
|Three units of French légère (figures from P.T. Hine, one of our ‘benefactors”; scratch-built ‘duck’ (eagle) and touching up by yours truly)|
|Saxon heavy cavalry with the relevant page of the Histoire et Collections book “Borodino–The Moskva: The Battle for the Redoubts” as a backdrop|