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03-30-2007, 09:20 AM
The Swedish wargaming club SSHS arranged the BloodCon VII DBA tournament on the 24:th of March in Uppsala. I went there with my Philistines and had an excellent time.
This covers what I remember (or choose to remember) from the five battles fought:
I also wish to express my gratitude to SSHS for the great arrangements and my opponents for some great matches.
Hope you all enjoy the text.
03-30-2007, 09:39 AM
Thanks for the great report Thomas. I link to the Stockholm blog from my website and enjoy it. It' looks like you guys have a great gaming group.
I'd love to know more about that great Littoral battle-board (http://bp3.blogger.com/_gZ0ysp5U7Dk/RgZ6Xpm5llI/AAAAAAAAABc/ApadIZDnklM/s1600-h/IMG_6093_resize.JPG) that is pictured on the Normans of Stockholm site.
03-30-2007, 03:50 PM
It was a really great tournament with a total of 24 contestants, which is pretty big for Sweden. I have some assorted pictures from the event at http://www.lassekongo.net/pictures/bloodcon07/
04-04-2007, 07:42 AM
Glad that you liked the board. I made it for my medieval Scandinavians IV/54 (d) Others. I found it bit boring to call the army “others”. So instead I call them Finnish, as a tribute to my Finnish wife. I’m wargamer, what could I say:) ….onward to the board.
I used Woodlands Scenics product “realistic water” to create the waterway. There are many good ideas that picked up from the railroad world. A good place to start is their homepage.
The board is constructed by gluing two 9mm MDF boards to each other. The upper one has the waterway sawn out. A good rasp and filler was used to smoothen out the contours. Then I “paint” the board with a mix of diluted white glue and dark brown dry colour pigment. Still wet sand was sprinkled on the board. Then dry I paint the board once more with the “glue colour”.
Then the board is painted/wet-brushed with its base colour; GW Grave yard. The base colour is highlighted by Vallejo Dark sand, and last Vallejo Pale sand. I use regular “wall-paint” mixed to resemble the used colours. The beach is given the brightest colour. To give the impression of depth dark brown is used to shade/wash the base colour towards the edge of the board. Then using diluted white glue the board is flocked and then dry sealed with a spray of dull coat.
The thing to think about while using this product is to keep the board levelled and to seal of the waterway. You don’t want your lake to end up at the floor. To seal the sides I use strong adhesive tape to attach wooden stick to the sidings of the waterway area. Then it’s just to pour out the realistic water and let dry. You can work the area to create waves then the fake water is has started to get solid. But take care so you don’t leave fingerprints all over your lake. Been there, done that… Use wooden spoon or something similar. The board is finished by adding oak strips. My figures bases, the trees bases and the hills (9mm MDF) are painted with the same matching colours. It was a fun, and easy to do, but most of all, a rewarding project.
Ps. Sorry if it took a while for me to answer.
04-04-2007, 08:31 AM
Thanks for filling us in on the board construction, you are to be commended for a fine job!
You guys need to submit pics of your armies to the Armies of the Fanatici page; it looks like you guys have some nice armies. :)
04-07-2007, 07:07 AM
Guys, I think that the Swedish wargamers and their guests look more presentable than American wargamers. I was pleased to see that at least one army was transported in a metal cake box. Some of the Norwegian gamers have commented in the past that steel cake boxes are ubiquitous army transports there. For International Geek flavor, at least one was transported in a computer components box. It is nice to see some things are universal. :)
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