Sunday 21 August 2022

A long piece of new terrain

No games planned until next weekend if anyone is available so in the lull I've been focussing on finishing some terrain pieces. 

For some reason lost in the mists of time I acquired several feet of canals. Well actually 14 feet, enough to run the length of my table! This weekend I have actually finished all the sections and here they are, complete with a narrow boat. (Definitely not a twee holiday barge but a grotty working one).

If I remember correctly, and as seems most likely, they were purchased for a game set during the War of the 1st Coalition in Flanders in 1794-1795. Thanks to my recent departure into the world of internal combustion engines, tanks and early WW2 stuff I can now also use them in some 1940 Fall of France scenarios. 

The sections are made of resin and were very quick to paint. I'm happy with them. I’ve got a couple of pairs of lock gates to finish together with two more narrow boats but they are on today’s list of things to do.


  1. Thats a cracking looking canal Colin, perfect for quite a few periods, including the wars of the Sun King.

  2. Up the cut without a paddle eh? Nice multi period addition Colin. Had mine made by the Last Valley, harder wearing I'd hope given my propensity for dropping stuff in GHQ!