Above you see the river I build for my gaming table a wile ago. Now that there will be brown water navy boats available in the near future, at least after the Corona lockdown is lifted, I thought that I would need a wider river to accommodate 28mm boats. I have a modular gaming table layout with extruded polystyrene squares for variety. The approach to the new waterway is a different one. I have a gaming mat permanently beneath the styrene squares which is used for naval wargaming. I thought about just building “shore” tiles and use the gaming mat as the river surface. In that way i can have the river as big as I like or I could even build a shoreline for amphibious landing games. Here is the result:
The half wide “squares” are the new tiles I build.
What do you think?
7 thoughts on “A bigger river”
That is just what I am looking for. I too have the polystyrene squares. What material and process did you use ? I want the same thing for ww1 East Africa as I have paddle steamers that can sail along the river.
Many thanks as this looks brilliant.
I used PVC tiles ( the stuff sign makers use) as a base and then I glued extruded polystyrene on with a hot glue gun. I sculpted the polystyrene with a polystyrene cutter and added cork bark little stones and gravel as well as sand to it. A bit of paint ( airbrush in my case) and finished. Hope that helps
you are welcome
Neat! Way to think outside the box there, and very well executed 🙂👍
That looks very nice. Rivers are so much a part of the war.
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