Started the business of "dressing the boards this weekend.Rather than grass-mat or painted sand, we chose to use toweling dyed olive green (mostly), using Dylon dyes. As no two batches are exactly the same (different dilutions, amounts of salt used to fix colours) we ended up with a variety of tones.
These shots look down the board to Auldearn village, showing Garlic Hill in the centre and Castle Hill off to the flank. Still got some gaps to fill in and the roads to paint and texture.
The towel was stuck down with a mix of wood-glue and plaster of paris, but we need to fix some of the edges, then saturate the whole thing with watered down pva for extra strength. This should also give us a better texture to dry brush the towel, breaking down the hard edges.
Castle Hill is the only lay down terrain on the board all the other hills are intrinsic - helps stop warping.
Good view "up-table" showing the layout of the village
Some Covenanters and Macollas Lifeguard fro scale
Detailed shot giving a feel for the texture on Garlic Hill.
With most pike and shotte regiments having a foot of frontage - even big features such as this will get cluttered fairly quickly.
View from the defenders side.