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Ploughed Fields -Update.

Thank you to  Jay for the prompt. A while a go I posted about some door mats I had picked up from Lidl and thought they would make ideal ploughed fields.

Here are a few pictures of them cut up. No other work done.the base on the fields are about 2mm and the ridges 3-4mm.

The figures are blacktree and mounted on 2mm bases. The fields work well with 20mm and I don’t see a reason why they would not work with 15mm. I have placed against a doormat corn field. As you can see it hides the nasty rubber base easily.

I managed to get 5 fields per mat and at 99p a mat, a bargain. They are thin, but this makes them flexible and the backing means they do not move once placed. They may benefit from some dry brushing but that will have to be another day.

They are currently back in the shop but I have not seen the price.

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Filed under 20mm, 28mm, Blacktree, Fields, Medieval, Scottish Wars of Independence, Skirmish, Terrain

WILLIAM WALLACE – Off to Falkirk

Here is my latest commander for the Scottish during the Scottish Wars of Independence.

Wallace and Andrew Moray (still on the to do list) defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. He was defeated a year later at the Battle of Falkirk. Although he escaped from the field, in August 1305, Wallace was captured near Glasgow. He was handed over to Edward I, tried for high treason (not sure how fair the trial was) found guilty (not a surprise to most) to which the sentence was to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

He was a knight so no wold in sight.

Wallace is a Ebob figure while his assistant is an Old Glory figure. The monks are from Blacktree. As with all commanders, the flags are home made, thanks to ms paint. The sign post is pure theatrical.

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Filed under Battle of Falkirk, Battle of Stirling Bridge, Blacktree, EBOB, Flower of Chivalry, foundry, Medieval, Old Glory, painting, Scottish Wars of Independence, Uncategorized, Wargame Rules