I thought I would make a model of Carlisle Town, as I had earlier done with Edinburgh. The town in the 18th Century looked like this’Continue reading
c. Natural Terrain
Ravines, Passes and Cliffs
Well, I think this is my 100th post on this website.
A ravine played a significant part in the Battle of Falkirk, blocking the Jacobite left and the British right. It can be seen on this map of the battle.Continue reading
Hedges may well have featured in several actions during the Jacobite Rebellion, but the main one in which they are mentioned is the Battle of Clifton on 18th December 1745. I covered this battle in a previous post (here) and my model of the battlefield is below, with the field surrounded by hedges in the centre.Continue reading
I am adding suitable terrain for my Jacobite set-up. The next item is marshes, of which there are a lot in Scotland. Here is a typical real marsh.Continue reading
My modular terrain boards are home made, since they were first produced over 50 years ago and predate any commercial boards. They are based on 8mm polystyrene sheets stuck onto 3mm hardboard backing. Most are 12 inches square and they all have the polystyrene side cut into river or stream sections and the hardboard side blank. I create a layout of river and stream sections, then flip the rest of the boards over to fill in with blank terrain. The whole system can be seen here.