Category: terrain

Clever Scenario Design

Wargaming videos make a fine soundtrack for painting sessions, and every once in a while you stumble across a bit of genius you can’t wait to steal.  This wonderful battle report from House of Hengist Comics Wargaming Channel struck me as a novel sort of game, and one of...

2×2 Napoleonics : A Bit of Eye Candy

 More black powder gaming using a neat little trick for roads and streams… Simple yarn.  It’s just the right scale for 2mm figures, and you can nudge it all about to make just the right curves.  Placed down on a fleece battlemat and it works a treat....

In The Shadow of Giants

Banged out a quick weekend project recently, with mixed results.  These towering trees look okay, but the roots are nil, and they are way too fragile for regular use. Classic construction method consisting of paper towel cardboard tubes covered with tissue, and the tissue is held in place with...

Utility Terrain

Final shots of some utilitarian terrain. The lumber here is coffee stirrers liberated from the local coffee shop eating on a bed of popsicle sticks and lies.  ...

Modern Conflicts Call for Modern Solutions

Starting to amass a little ultra-modern warfare collection for use with Black Ops.  To date, I’ve only ever played that game using sci-fi figures, but for the first time in a long time, I’m starting to get a handle on how modern warfare can be wargamed.  More on that...

Scattered Shots and Thoughts

 Time to make a scene! Can’t fight for the throne of the Trossian Empire if you don’t have a continent of Tros to fight on.  So let’s take a look at some of that scatter  This is all 2mm terrain from either Irregular Miniatures or PicoArmor. Irregular trees on...

A Big 2mm Update

The big hoopty for 2020 here at Chez Inabox has been the move to integrate 2mm scale gaming into the mix.  Not only that, but we determined that a move into the new frontier of mass battle black powder gaming was in order.  We like to zig when the...

On the Table at 2mm

With the painting out of the way, let’s take a look at what 2mm figures look like on the table. But first, here is a side-by-side shot of the Great Traffic Light Alliance, with British on top and Austrian in the middle and Russians on the bottom row. Any...

City Planning

You can’t take to the streets when you don’t have any streets to which to take.  Before we can play the most cutting-edge and modern of wargames, Riot: From Watt Tyler to Watts we have to build a city worth peacefully burning to the ground.  Here’s my quick and dirty...

Riot: A Game Twenty Five Years in the Waiting

One of the projects that has been on my ‘to-do’ list for over twenty-five years is a good old-fashioned, downtown riot.  Something about the asymmetric nature of the conflict, the confined corridors of battle, and the fluid nature of the fight just screams for a proper wargame. Maybe it’s...