Since I last posted London has now gone into tier 4, Christmas has been cancelled and I am very grumpy.
God this pandemic has been a real pain in the arse.
Any way this blog is not about rantings, its about wargames. Which if you haven't noticed have been in very short supply.
With a hopeful view that we might get games going again in spring I have been looking ahead and preparing for the next set of WOTR games. In particular I need a custome table for the Battle of Towton. History tells us the battle was fought in late march yet there was a snowy blizzard across the field. So with time on my hands a new battlemat has been created.
Once again I used the technique devised for my desert battlemat (HERE). This comprised of a large plastic backed dust sheet covered with decorators caulk, paint, pva glue and sand.
The picture below shows half the mat covered in this gloop. The mat itself will be 5ft x 15ft when finished.
With the mat covered in gloop I painted large brown patches over the ground to break up the uniform colour. Being winter and relatively cold outside there were several days between coats as each cost needed to dry before moving onto the next stage.