As you can just and only just make out the board is coming on quite nicely. The main cliff is nearly done and I am just adding the rock "Staircase!" I really should add one more step for a smooth transition. Each step is now big enough for a 25mm base (I Hope) so with the final piece done tomorrow morning early I can then move on to the rest of the board. There are still decisions to make as I do want the board to remain versatile and not just a one trick pony. As such I think some of the terrain will be in the form of free standing items which may be put on afterwards. I have decided on a ruin of some description to go on the right hand side. I do think this might start as a TAR7AN board, but by having free standing terrain pieces I can turn it into a LARA CRO7Tv board or something similar. As those types of games can also be fun. However as mentioned above TAR7AN is my current thinking.
I should have at least half the figures done by Wednesday and hope to show them then.
I am also thinking of starting an Egyptian board of the same dimensions as I have enough materials and knowing that desert terrain is so much easier than Jungle. But I promise not to start that just yet, as I need to get a little more of this one done first. So don't panic and think I'm starting something fresh just yet, I may manage to hold off until Monday!
Back to this board, I need to start thinking about what I will do on the left hand side where the surface is chipboard at present. I have always seen this as the goodies start zone, So I may just tree it up and put a rubble strewn sloe in so cart access is given onto the main area. I also need to think about the closest edge treatment. Current thinking is to do a small "cliff" to cover the height change, but I am not really sure, and open to suggestions for both areas. Maybe also have some form of ruined gateway on the rubble strewn path as well but I'll have to see how the first ruin works before committing myself on that.
For the main area I am thinking of maybe some mud huts, I know Tim at FRONTLINE makes some and I'll see him tomorrow so I can ask then, and maybe put an order in. I still need to clear the Idea of TAR7AN with Karl at Crooked Dice, but I think he should say I can do what I want knowing how 'he does not have an unkind bone in his body!' (to Quote Helena, "Who writes all the CD 'Fluff'!")
So that's where I am at, and my current thinking. Nothing is written in stone and everything is still fluid and likely to change so don't get to attached to the TAR7AN idea, But I was painting up Jane this morning ..... I'll show you on Wednesday, because I'm at the club on Sunday and need to sort out my PBI US Infantry force for a game with Graham. I plan to post the AAR on Monday, so until then, thanks for reading feel free to comment and if you can enjoy the weather. All the best Clint.