27 December 2017

Terrain for 6mm Wargaming: North Africa Towns

The next piece of terrain needed for my Rommel Project was some town bases. I searched about on the internet, it was surprising how expensive 6mm terrain can be, but I eventually found some nice pieces from Monday Knight Productions that were reasonably priced.

Although my playing pieces are all 6mm, 1/285 buildings are way out of scale for Rommel where each 15cm grid is a square kilometre in ground scale. I felt it best to stick with a uniform scale for the games. After some thought I decided 3 kilometres of town was probably OK. I may add one further piece to make a 2 km square large town block but we will see. I used 13cm square bases from Batbases and glued the buildings on them. What follows was the process.
Glued building and then added some wood filler.
Same colours used as bases
I then painted each building a cream colour washed them Vallejo Sepia Wash and then drybrushed them white.
Decided to go with a central street as depicted in the photo above.
The mosque tile
An end piece
I like how they came out.
Well I have some more mountain pieces to do and I will have to figure out a way to represent some Wadis.


  1. Very nice John, one day I hope to venture into desert terrain.
    cheers John

    1. I can only imagine the result after watching you do the northern European terrain

  2. Hi

    John, you have lit a fire under my lead pile and I'am now feverishly painting 6mm WW2. Thanks for a new project and your wonderful posts.

    Bill D

    1. I will look forward to seeing how it goes.

  3. Very effective and attractive!