Daily Archives: October 30, 2015

Another Frostgrave Cork Ruin, Two-Story This Time

Chris Palmer    I built another cork tile ruin for Frostgrave this week. (You can see my first attempt here.)  This time I wanted to achieve a few things different than the first one; a second story to test how the cork held up to a taller structure, more debris scattered around, and a stone rather than a dirt base.

      I used a 6"x 6" cork tile for the base and inscribed a 1 inch grid on it to represent paving/foundation stones

    The wood is a mix of balsa and bass. The debris was made from cork scraps, aquarium gravel, and course sand.   I  painted it with my regular acrylic hobby paint.

      The snow is from an old bottle of DecoArt “Snow-Tex”,  textured snow paint, that I’ve had sitting around for at least a decade.  I never had a use for it, and making these ruins inspired me to dig it out and put it to use. It goes on nice and thick and lumpy.  Once that was dry, I brushed it with some white glue and then applied Woodland Scenics snow flocking,

     I’m very pleased with how this building turned out, and I am currently considering what to build next.  I’m considering doing a wizards tower, and attempting bend a sheet of cork into a round shape using an oatmeal canister as a base.  my other thought is some sort of twin square towers that have some sort of precarious bridge between them.  I also have in the back of my mind doing some sort of frozen dock for a Frostgrave waterfront…

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Eye Candy for Combat Patrol

Buck

Home Guard hurrying to get their copy of Combat Patrol

Home Guard hurrying to get their copy of Combat Patrol ™

Thanks to Rob Dean, I have completed the final edit of Combat Patrol: World War Two.   Last night I shot a few pictures to fill white space in the booklet.  These are photos that don’t actually have a role in the booklet except as eye candy.  I plan to finish filling white space over the weekend and upload the rules to DriveThru.  That means the rules will be available Monday or Tuesday of next week — ahead of my Fall In goal.

American infantry assault an enemy bunker

American infantry assault an enemy bunker. This is what happens to those who don’t rush right out and get a copy of Combat Patrol ™.

The basic rules are just eight pages long.  The whole book is 44 pages plus table of contents, cover page, etc.  This includes extensive tables of vehicle and anti-tank weapon attributes.

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