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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Promo Post: Mel Bose's "Terrain Essentials" Kickstarter

I don't think I've ever done a "promo" piece on this blog, but there's a first time for everything.

Some of you may have come across Mel Bose on his YouTube channel "The Terrain Tutor". For those of you who haven't, I do recommend checking it out.


Well, he's been persuaded to write a book on making terrain and a Kickstarter campaign was launched on Friday (it finishes on Sunday 14 April). The initial goal to fund the basic 96 page book was funded in just under 7 hours and two stretch goals (all the stretch goals will be to add extra pages to the book) have been unlocked, with more to come.

Here's his video introducing the Kickstarter campaign:

I've backed the campaign (I believe I was backer #9!).There are a number of options for backing - PDF only, book only, PDF and book.

Dave Taylor is handling the publication side of the book - he had his own successful Kickstarter last year for his "Armies, Legions and Hordes" book so knows everything what needs to be done. He's also been involved in editing before, so should be able to remove any extraneous "watchacallits" and "crack ons" that might slip in from Mel.


  1. I've just backed this project...my first ever kickstarter! I follow The Terrain Guy's youtube channel and I have been looking for a good terrain book so this kickstarter ticks all my boxes.

  2. Terrain Tutor is great We follow him since and of course long times!
    So interestering video... of terrain making and cat coming & going!

  3. I’ll most likely be getting this. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. ūüėÄ

  4. @ Lee - Great stuff! This is only the second KS campaign I've backed :)

    @ L'Empereur - cats? I believe you are thinking of Mike at Terranscapes, who also does cracking vids on terrain building :)

    @ Ray - well, go ahead and back the campaign. If you do the $80 pledge, you can get a copy for yourself and another for Evil Postie :)

    @ Stew - you're welcome! The book should be well worth the investment :)

  5. Thanks for posting this, I enjoy watching Mel on Youtube and had not known about the kickstarter.