Yep I have managed to do everything I need for the Arab Revolt game for Broadside. Literally
just finished at 7:45 am this morning. Nope, not a beach board if that is what you are thinking. This is just a simple sheet of hardboard painted to look like sky and sand. It seems clear at shows that when people take pictures of games they usually have to crop the picture very close or allow the background of the show (yes all those handsome wargames chaps with killer physiques) clutter the back ground of the shot. I cannot clam that this is my solution after all model railway chaps have quite often put back drops in place. Also there was a guy at Salute this year, (and last) doing a Martian Game who had done something similar. So this is just my quick and simple solution to the problem this year.
I am not claiming to be an artist, my last art lesson was while at school about 30 years back. But I hope this simple scene will help to blot out the back ground of the general look of the show clutter. And if the worse comes to the worse, I have spent very little time or money on it so not a huge loss.
The board is 2 foot by 4 foot and other than getting it the wrong way up there really is nothing to go wrong. I went for that size for three reasons. 1) it is a commercially available size, 2) each of the boards is 2 foot square so it should be able to act as a backdrop on at least 2 boards at once. And 3) it is a size both easy to transport and hold into position.
Only time will tell if this will work. So thanks for looking today and with luck see you in a couple of days.
All the best Clint