Thanks Ken for the great idea to use wooden sabots (say-bo) for my forest stands. This is cleaner than felt on a gaming table that's flocked and it looks nice in my opinion.
I purchased these large circles at a local craft store, spray painted them, sprinkled sand on while wet, spray painted again and waited until they dried. Then I dry brushed them a tan-earth color, glued some static grass down, and then glued some on some trees.
|The large circle holds 3 trees and I included a PSC 15mm Panzer IVH for scale.|
|The drybrushing turned out nice.|
|some heavier strokes than others gives it a more earthy look.|
|The smaller disks - these will work great for skirmish games as well.|
|Comrade Commissar checking out the woods for deserters. Figure is on a 1" square base to give you an idea of how large my smaller tree stands are.|
And now to the fun part. The World War II Project! I am starting to enjoy flames of war if only for its simplicity of play. I am not constantly looking up things and the procedures are fairly straightforward.
So here's the deal - all of my 15mm World War II stuff is based for squad and platoon level games (Crossfire, GHQ, BKC, etc) where a stand is a squad or platoon. That's not a show stopper for FoW - I just have to create some more stands which is a win-win as it gives me more forces for those other games anyways. Today I painted up some mid-war German tanks with their basecoat and repainted ALL my US Army vehicles and will be painting up a boatload more Russians along with mucho transport to carry them. Should give me a nice rounded and flexible force for Flames of War also, if I wanted to use an infantry company or tank company, I'll have either to choose from.
|hordes of Infantry! Here are US Airborne, German, British Paras, and of course Russians.|
|and more Russians (lower left) and more Russians (upper left).|