I thought it would be good to keep you updated on this years show game. For those who have been under a rock for the last few years, this year is the 200th anniversary of the 100 days campaign, culminating in the battle of Waterloo. We are displaying the battle that took place a couple of days prior to the "main event" Quatre Bras. So far there has been furious painting of the mass of plastic and lead required for a large Napoleonic battle. But we are now getting the terrain sorted....a bit late on I Know. The table will consist of terrain created using Teddy Bear fur, cut and shaved to represent the topography. MDF buildings have been ordered to take their place as the farm of Germaincourt, the village of Quatre Bras, and the Windmill and Bridges on the field.
We will be having a practise game on the next All day Sunday, ( April) hopefully with many of the terrain elements in place to play over.
Latest on the progress of our game. I have purchased and constructed Sarrissa Presision's Hougemont set. With that done, I was able to arrange the buildings on the mat to represent Quatre Bras, and Germioncourt Farm, together with two Sarrissa bridges, also placed. The positions finalised, I used my new animal clipper to shave out the positions, and then finished the roads, river, and tree locations for Bossau wood. The first coat of mustard yellow was applied to the mats, and they are currently drying in the garden'
Yes, an ordinary human hair trimmer just doesn't have the capability to deal with the thick fur. There are a few how to vids on u tube, and they advise an animal trimmer to cut the roads and so on in to the fur. If I get back in good time tomorrow, I shall take some pics to document my progress.