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Trees

06.29.2009

Post by Bill

For years we’ve had tree’s on our gaming table, but up until recently, they haven’t been this useful. Generally, a forest in a miniatures game is a base with tree’s attached and unmovable.  A wise friend suggested that perhaps we could attach our existing tree’s to some washers.  Sounds simple, it is simple.

Washers

Washers

I bought 40 washers for around $2, brought them home and primed them white.

Tree's + Washers

Tree's + Washers

After that we used hot glue to attach each tree to a washer. Once the glue has dried we flocked each of the tree bases and that was that!

More Tree's + Washers

More Tree's + Washers

The washers provide enough weight to make it rather hard to knock a tree over by bumping into it. These will now be used in combination with Forest Bases (Article coming soon). The base represents a forest and defines it’s edge in terms of the games and the tree’s are there to show that there is Height involved with the forest. The tree’s can now be moved over so that your unit can safely reside inside of the forest without be tipped over or crammed into a set of static tree’s. I can’t emphasize enough how simple this was to do and how worth it is in practice while playing your wargame.

Finished Results

Finished Results

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