This new book from Partizan Press is as detailed as its title is long! The Wargamer’s Guide To Making Tabletop Terrain: Tales of a Wargames Widow Vol. 3 is the latest collection of the articles previously published in Battlegames and Miniature Wargames under the ‘Wargames Widow’ title. Author Diane Sutherland has managed to fill this 96-page softcover book with a wealth of step by step instructions to aid both the beginner and the more experienced creator of their own terrain.
After an introduction which outlines the intention of the book, the book contains 17 projects which enable the creation of a whole variety of terrain types, from olive presses to log cabins, American clapboard houses to forts, tents, sails and wagons. The joy of these projects is that they use materials that are easy to find or items that may be recycled (up-cycled?).
Some of the more interesting projects include the creation of Native American teepees from egg boxes, plus making supply wagons from coffee stirrers. The use of simple instructions and supporting photographs make the whole process remarkably easy for even the most ham-fisted of model makers.
This is another quality product for those who enjoy, or want to try, making their own terrain. The overall style is excellent and simple to embrace, with the mix of simple to follow text and good quality photographs. It’s perhaps worth mentioning here that we at Wargames Illustrated are proud to have a number of new articles from the former ‘Wargames Widow’ as an exclusive offer for our Prime Members as of this year.