Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

More Modular Terrain

Further to my last post, I was lucky enough to scrounge a few more carpet tiles which allowed me to extend the modular terrain system to include rivers. Based on Lost Battles, I've cut out five main river terrain patterns, with some directional variation within that (two left-to-right and then two right-to-left, for example), and now have enough for all scenarios except Sellasia, but I'll probably prepare for that too, just in case.

Here are a couple of sample battlefields as laid out in Lost Battles  with a couple of sample units to show figure scale.

The Sambre


I still have to do some spray painting on these and I'm wondering whether to add another layer to some of the hill tiles to make them stand out a bit more. I'll see.

Obviously, this terrain is very stylised, but I don't mind a bit of stylisation in my games, and I think this set would also work quite nicely with other projects I have in mind when a greater emphasis on realism in the terrain might not.

Anyway, am feeling quite enthusiastic about how this has turned out. There's still some work to do and decisions to be made, but to have acceptable tables makes a huge difference, and should see a few more games played at house Prufrock in the coming months.


  1. Hi,
    These look very nice. I have a few of these, but only enough to cover a small 4' x 4' surface, and any roads or rivers are placed on top.

    Are your river tiles geomorphic--i.e., can they fit together into different patterns, or is each river course basically unique? A lot of people insist the former method is the only way to go, but it seems to me that it usually produces the essentially the same basic pattern over and over. On the other hand, the latter method could require a LOT more tiles! :)

    Best regards,


  2. The rivers look excellent. Regards, Peter

  3. So the tiles are laid on top of blue paper for effect? I agree that hills need more definition, otherwise simple and effective. I like this idea.


  4. Looking good, Aaron - should work very well with Lost Battles.


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