I have completed more than enough Arable terrain features for three or four standard DBA game boards. We do play the big battle option, which is played on a double sized game board as this gives us more maneuver room. A further option, that we have not tried yet in DBA Giant which we would use a 1.20 x 1.80 m surface.
The fields are still drying, but tomorrow I shall add a thin wash of pale green to depict other grain sort. This will give the fields a mottled effect.
In the series photos you also see a number of civilians and livestock based on circular stands. These serve as camp followers, but for our scenarios they add an extra ambiance to the game.
There is still a lot that is not shown; hills, woods, rivers and roads. That will come with a later photo session.
Enjoy the pics!
Photo 1. Supplies being loaded onto pack mules. Figures are a mix of Museum and Minifigs.
Photo 2. An aerial view of a Hamlet. The system is modular so the area covered can be varied.
Photo 3. Three Plough (fields) with interconnecting tracks. This was done solely as a visual break from the rows of planting. Figures are Minifigs.
Photo 4. Enclosures surrounded by hedges (also modular). I need to add gates (another project). Sheep and cattle are Museum.
Photo 5. A second hamlet with orchard.
Photo 6. A wide view of fields, enclosures and two hamlets. Again, not pictured are hills, woods, rivers and roads.
Next terrain project will deal with items unique to Frisia. Causeways or dikes, veen or boggy ground, a fishing village, windmill, possible a church build on a terp (high ground) and a canal.