A campaign map with TSS tiles

I own a lot of TSS 2′ square terrain tiles for my wargaming table. I wanted to use these for a campaignn system,too. So I thought about a way of cataloging and using the tiles electronically .

As I am not that good with computer graphics but use powerpoint a lot, I used that program for my needs.

The TSS tiles are 3D modular Styrofoam boards with rivers tracks etc on them. I bought quite a lot a few years ago but certain typs are still missing , wich I will build myself in the future ( expect to see a how too later).

So here is a screenshot from the tiles I did with powerpoint:


Top row just plain grasslandd, then hill contours ,roads/tracks, build up areas(to place buildings on, River tiles, Coastline and open water and last my castle .

Next I did some overlays :



two 4 part hills, trees, a pond, a swamp, a church, a house, a manor house .

I will add other overlays and tiles when I actually have build them for my gaming table.

Here is a sample map I did with the tiles:


So when two armies meet on this campaign map ( which in this case is very small I know) it is very easy now for me to translate that onto my gaming table. The only thing I have to figure out is how to calculate movement on the campaign map in relation to movement on the table. If you have an idea please post it here!!!

The red area is the amount of tiles fitting on my gaming table ( 4×7 tiles). This red rectangular can be moved and turned around so that you exactly know what the table has to look like. Here are two more examples:

When I do more I will show the progress here . I hope this might be useful for you. I think with this approach it makes much more sense to fight for a bridge or a hamlet then just fight one of battles.

The Glover Knights banner bearer

This is the Glover Knight unit banner bearer. I designed the banner differently from my other banners this time. In the books the banners of the sworn Houses are always or at least very often described as showing the Sigil of the house they are sworn to above the own house sigil. Here it is House Stark above House Glover. This makes for a bit of variety on the field of battle later on.

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The figure was build with parts from Perry and Fireforge . As can be seen here:

And more pictures of the knight:

And the complete unit (missing one knight, which is not painted yet):

And the complete House Glover mesnie ( – one knight)

And I somehow forgot to show you the House Brax mesnie as far as it is finished last time . So here are the pictures:

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Hope you like what you see ! If so feel free to leave a like or a comment

The next House Brax Crossbowman

The next crossbowman, again build from the Perry french HyW Box.


When I finish this unit, another 5 figures to do, I will start to work on my terrain tiles. I got these a few years back from TSS. These are a good start for a terrain system but I would like to have them more realistically finished . I would like to add reeds to the river section , make the water in the river and ponds more realistic and add more gravel here and there . Then I will add some new sections to the river like a little harbor a watermill and I want to do a few tiles for a village or small town. After that of course I will have to do some more buildings.

So you see after my summer holiday there will be a prolonged time of terrain building first and of course when the Westfalia halfmen army arrives at my doorstep I will paint those too. So a lot to do for the coming month!

Another billman for the Brax army

Here is another Billman for my Brax Army. Another Perry plastic WotR figure, build from different plastic boxes can’t remember really wish ones I used sorry.