I have been working on adding more options for my agricultural workers and thought I would share the results with you.
I have added 4 variants. All use the same carpet that I got at my local home improvement store. It is sold by the foot and is 24" wide (I think). I cut the carpet into 4"x4" and 4"x8" sections. You can use whatever size you like, but I think these sizes work well for me.
Variant 1: I just ran a bead of glue down the raised line and then sprinkled basic green flock onto the glue. I ran about 4 inches of glue and then sprinkled, 4 inches, then sprinkled, etc.
|You can see all 4 variants here with a unit of Razorbacks.|
Varient 3: I got some Woodland Scenics clump foilage for cheap. It is the autumn colors, so there is yellow, red and two shades of orange in the bag I got. I broke these into small pieces and glued them to the carpet.
Varient 4: Same stuff as before, but I used larger clumps this time. This could be more mature plants than the smaller variant or a different plant if you use different colors. The larger clumps also are better at breaking up visibility depending on the scale you will be using these for.
|Some Earth Force Marines from Rebel Minis advancing through a field. (variant 4)|
All of these fields can be used in 6mm, 15mm, or 28mm games. I play mostly sci-fi so I don't care about the oddly colored plants. If you are more historically minded, then just stick to the greens and browns for your crops.
I hope this gives you some good ideas for your game table.
What else might make good crops? Any great ideas for cheap supplies for more fields?