Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

One-Hour Wargames project commences

I've recently been hit by the realisation that my usual hobby area has become so cluttered with family odds and ends - boxes of seasonal fruit, boxes of gifts for our students, leftover treats from Christmas that I am not allowed to throw away until at least a couple more months have passed, my wife's sewing materials, the kids' drawings and school creations, my guitar gear - that trying to maintain it as a dedicated wargaming space is almost a lost cause.

While this is on one level a little frustrating, on another it gives me a good reason to get cracking on my Neil Thomas "One Hour Wargames" project.  OHW is a book of rules and scenarios for wargamers who are short of space and time, and at the moment that sounds just about me!

Therefore, I today went down to the DIY store and picked up an 82x82 tatami-mat variant (there are some advantages to living in Japan. Who knew?!) and a couple of bits of carpet.

After hacking away at the carpet with the scissors I've got something that looks like this:

I also conducted a scientifically rigorous experiment with white glue and flock...

...which has sufficed to convince me that for colour application purposes spray paint will be a better way to go!

OHW uses 6 units per side, so I think 82x82 will work well with my 15mm armies.


Next step will be to get the spray painting done and then look at creating a few other terrain items.


  1. Replies
    1. Cheers Jonathan - but the proof of the pudding will be, as they say, in the tasting ;-)

  2. Replies
    1. Lol, you knew I'd get there eventually, Shaun!

  3. You got bit by the bug! So you will be painting or flocking your game board then? Stuff looks good.

  4. Yes painting, but it's not going quite as well as I'd hoped!


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