Sunday, 27 March 2016

The "village of Semenovskeya" (Battle of Borodino, 1812)

In preparation for the upcoming battle of Borodino game,  I created the "village of Semenovkaya" which was dismantled and burned to provide an clean field of fire so that "only a few walls were left standing".

With this in mind and the playability of large blocks of figures to move over it (as it has no defensive factor) I only made one half wall and left the outline as burnt out rubble.  In this way, the base can be turned to allow the blocks to be positioned unhindered.

Indeed it is more space filler than model piece but will be handy as a reference point for players over the table.







8 comments:

  1. Great looking units, and nice "few walls still standing"!

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    1. Yup, pile a few wood dowels one atop another and paint one side as old wood, the other in black with a light drybrush of grey for soot. That I can do.....grin.
      Thanks for the comment
      cheers

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  2. Looks great, wonder what happened to the poor people turfed out of the homes??

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    1. Never really thought of that and I suspect neither did the Russians at the time!
      cheers

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  3. Nice burn't out remains and usable for multi-periods.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  4. I like it. Even if it doesn't serve a purpose for defensive terrain, it still adds character to your battlefield.

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    1. LOL. I just noticed that almost exactly what I said on your last post! But I really do like "flavor" terrain.

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    2. That only emphasizes your love for yummy items for the tabletop!

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