Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dark Age Farm Elements

I needed something besides trees for my Saga gaming terrain, so I've assembled some elements to let me build a farm settlement. 


The buildings are Saxon and Anglo-Dane dwellings from 4Ground.  They are a bit too clean looking for me right out of the bag, so I've opted to repaint them and give them a bit more of a lived in look. 


The fenced in farm plots were built using the wattle fencing kits from Renedra. I used four frames in total, giving me a large pasture (animals still to be painted), two garden plots and a small grain field.


For the gardens, I used various HO plants from Walthers SceneMaster line.  I'm not sure if the crops I found were actually present in Northern Europe at that time, but I figure your average person  isn't going to be an expert on ancient farms.


The grain field was created using 6mm pull-apart static grass from Bachmann.  I went with the Alpine grass, as it has little flecks in it that I thought might pass as ears on spring grain. 

I've probably built too much for a small table, but it will give me a some variety in my games.




10 comments:

  1. Very nice. Love the grain field. Thanks for the tip about the Bachmann grass looking for something different for some more fields in 20mm, can't kept using the old door mat!

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  2. You did a good job in those 4Ground buildings. They always look a but to clean to me as well.
    I like the fields as well.

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  3. I think it all turned out really nice looking. Should certainly spice up the table bit.

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  4. Nice scenery! Professional looking job on the farm plots!

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  5. Very nice. They will look great on the table.

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  6. Simply awesome! Your terrain building skill never cease to amaze me.

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  7. Thank Everyone! I didn't expect a farm to garner much interest, but glad to hear people like it.

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  8. Lovely job! You toned down the look of the buildings to a more realistic appearance nicely. I'm in the finishing stages of making a settlement for Dux B, and will steal - er - borrow your ideas for enclosures.

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