10 February 2015

Contemplating Tiny Terrain

To support our ECW project (see here), I started to cast my eye about for appropriate 6mm terrain.  I have a bunch of old SF terrain in 6mm but obviously not a lot of that will be useful (and to be honest after 20 years in boxes undergoing around a dozen house moves I have grave doubts as to its condition).  So another lovely excuse to spend Hobby money emerges!

What do I (think I) need? Enough terrain for a 4 x 4 or so table, including a river, a few roads with bridges, and a town or two.

First up, Baccus (whose lovely figures we are using) is an easy starting place with this nice village set

Here are some nifty tips for DIY stuff:

And here are some more manufacturers
6mm Terrain Manufacturers:
     Some painted up nicely here: http://walladvantage2.blogspot.com.au/search/label/6mm%20ECW
     Curt's nicely painted up granary set here;: http://analogue-hobbies.blogspot.com/2013/03/product-review-total-battle-miniatures.html
Curt's lovely granary terrain set (Total Battle Miniatures)

While its listed in their Napoleonic rage, Leven Miniatures make a nice fortified Manor House that would do nicely as a Royalist stronghold
Leven's NAP06 - Fortified Manor House from here

Leven also make these fine Tudor Style buildings - can't have an English village without a pub now can we!
GEN11 - Tudor Style Public House
HOU14 - Detached Tudor style house

Dungeon Castings make this nice "House with Tower" as an alternative Manor House (DC-D0118)

Total Battle Miniatures also do this fantastic walled town set - very pretty but not sure if I need to drop 65 pounds on it at this stage and instead need more functional terrain.  Very shiny though!  Would make a great centrepiece for a Campaign though
The unpainted pics show what you get in better detail I think:

And finally, what kind of Royalist would I be without a good keep or castle to fall back on?  But my quick look around didn't provide me with the lots of options that I expected.  I thought for sure there would be many examples of big '5 star' castles like Conwy, Raglan or Caernarfon.  What I'd really like is a nice tower like Donnington (where the battle of Newbury was fought in 1644). 
JR Miniatures' "European Siege Castle"

And finally, some inspiration for baggage/camp elements here (all made with Baccus figures):

If you other suggestions or recommendations for us I'd love to hear them!


  1. Very nice looking wee-terrain. I'm looking for some 1/1200th (2mm?) terrain for an Ancients game right now myself.

    1. Irregular and Brigade do some good stuff in 2mm

  2. Very nice!

    You need to pop over to,Paulalba blog.. You have won a prize and he is looking for ya..

  3. These camps are splendid, excellent job!