Last week I received some new terrain boards commissioned from David Marshall at TM Terrain, https://en-gb.facebook.com/Tmterrain/. To add to my existing boards were two more hill pieces, a harbour, a coastal piece and plain boards for the other boards to sit on top of when the hills are being used. Over the weekend I have had a chance to try them out on the wargames table and the results are below. David has done a superb job and they match the existing boards perfectly. They look great and have added loads more options to how the table can be set up.
My plan is to use the coastal boards for 16th century naval raids, there are quite a few scenarios I already have in mind. I am also attempting (with much trepidation!) a larger early 16th century resin ship at the moment. Hopefully, assuming my attempts at the sails and rigging aren't a total disaster, it will be able to sit in the harbour and really bring the table to life. I would also like to have some early 16th century rowers for my smaller boats shown in the pictures. Please let me know if there are any suitable figures or any that would lend themselves to head swaps and conversions to act as suitable oarsmen? At present I have not found any that would work.
The two extra hill pieces really open up the options for the table. They can be used to raise the height of the playing area to form a hill top twice as high as was possible before, as shown in the below photos with the hussars. I also recently picked up some new fir trees which can be seen in these photos. The tabletop landscape will be able to rise up and then down again or form a valley with the hills at either side. The other option now possible is to have a slope running for the entire length of the table as shown in the final photos. Of course this opens up the possibility of a particularly famous British battle that took place in 1513, and I couldn't resist having a bit of a tester for the Scots army in the last four pictures. I am really looking forward to putting the new terrain to use in future games.
|Harbour scene with a coastal fortress in the background.
|The harbour from above.
|Rowing boats tethered in the harbour or pulled up on the beach.
|Rowing boats moored in the harbour.
|All three of the coastal boards. The far one is from my initial terrain commission http://camisado1500s.blogspot.com/2018/07/new-terrain-and-more-border-horse.html, back in 2018.
|Hungarian hussars on a wooded hill.
|28mm Hungarian hussars charging down the hill. Note the new fir trees.
|A view up the hill with a fortress sitting at the top.
|All of the hill pieces along the length of the board.You may recognise that the Scots army is for a particularly famous British battle.
|A 16th Century Scots army arrayed along the hill top.
|1513 Scots along the top of the hill.
|A 16th Century Scottish army in 28mm forms up at the top of the ridge.