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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 and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Seven Years War armies).

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Finished: Swamp Terrain


I'm calling these done. Well, almost - I've just given the undersides of the bases a coat of PVA to see if it helps to counter the warping. I also need to sand down the 25mm bases as they don't seem to fit in the 25mm washers.

There are two main types of swamp in New Guinea - mangrove swamps along the coasts and river mouths and palm swamps inland. I have done these, as you can see from the photos, as the latter. Giant ferns along the water edges are a common feature.

Here's a photo of all the insert bases:

There are 28 bases of trees (3 per 50mm base), plus five 50mm bases and fifteen 25mm bases with giant ferns:

Once the PVA on the undersides of the swamp bases has cured I will start work on the extra bases for bamboo thickets and kunai grass.


  1. These look great Tamsin, are the bases made of MDF ? Or is it another material that's warping ? Hope the PVA solves the problem

  2. I wonder if scoring the bottom of the bases with a craft knife in a diamond pattern might counter the warping?

  3. More fantastic work Tamsin! Well done!

  4. Those look great! Very... swampy...

  5. This is going to look fantastic when you set it up for the first time Tamsin!

  6. Huuummh girl, that's some sweet looking jungle terrain you have there.

  7. @ Dave S - thanks! The bases are MDF and the PVA has helped a bit with the warping. :)

    @ Ray - cheers, m'dear! :)

    @ Herkybird - I suspect it is too late to try that. :)

    @ Terry - thanks! :)

    @ Alastair - cheers! Just need to find a way of adding swarms of malarial mosquitoes to make them look completely realistic! :)

    @ Geoff - thanks! I will probably have enough to fill a 12'x6' table when it's all done! :)

    @ Ashley - thank you! :)