Painting of the ACW troops continues and good progress is being made; I have almost finished the Union forces and artillery limbers. As the paint dries I have turned my attention to the scenery. Having purchased a cloth mat from Hotz Artworks, I now needed to think about hills and rivers etc. After considerble deliberation I have decided to go for MDF hexagons and the very nice people at 'Warbase' up in Dunfermline quickly produced some 5 inch diameter hexes to fit the mat.
I followed the pattern of the terrain hexes in the board game using a simple paint design as follows:
In all I painted around 30. As long as the painting matches the edges of the hex they fit together quite well; here are some of them:
I am considering making some road hexes, which are not used in the boardgame, but, I think, would add to the scenery.