Too often paper terrain is overlooked in favor of buildings made of resin, plastic, MDF, or polystyrene. We explain the pros and cons of paper terrain. Then we recommend a few paper terrain resources.
- Affordable or FREE
- Easy to build a varied collection
- Quick to obtain
- Assembly can be fiddly
- Requires specific tools
- Quality varies between manufacturers
Places to Get Paper Terrain
- Most have a nominal cost but some are FREE (affiliate link).
- Many publishers offer free samples. Try before you buy
- Dave Graffam (affiliate link) makes fantastic 28mm terrain. Is best for Fantasy & Historicals. Can scale from 15mm to 30mm. He also has the best Paper Terrain How-to Guide (affiliate link).
- Eric Hotz (affiliate link) makes great mm Ancient Roman terrain sold under the brand Hotz Stuff.
- Offers free terrain suitable for Micro Armor aka 1/285 scale.
- They have free samples in their TerrainLinx line. Most of their products cost money.
- Terrain is suitable for Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Modern, and Pulp gaming.
4) Wargaming Recon
- We have several articles with links to FREE or low-cost paper terrain.
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On October 25, 2014 Jonathan is participating in the Extra Life 24 hour game-a-thon to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital. This fundraiser provides the money so that no child is turned away regardless of their family’s financial situation.
Children’s Hospital has done so much for my little cousin Gracie in her battle against CF. She is routinely admitted to the hospital to get her lungs cleaned out. It isn’t a pleasant experience for anyone nevermind a young kid. But Children’s has always gone above and beyond to turn this scary disease into something less frightening for my cousin.
My heart broke when I found out how many kids don’t get treatment because their families cannot afford to pay. Thankfully Extra Life helps those kids in need.
I’m just $30 away from my goal!
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Listener Dave painted the above 28mm metal Perry Miniatures Napoleonic French Cuirassier Trumpeter (5th Regiment). He is auctioning it on eBay. All proceeds, excluding shipping, will then be donated on my behalf to the Extra Life 24hr Game-a-thon fundraiser to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital.
Please consider BIDDING on this gorgeous model. Don’t forget to tell your friends about the auction. Together we can help some kids in need.
More photos can be found in the eBay listing or on our FACEBOOK page. Many thanks to Dave for his generosity. This is truly a beautiful model.
Over the years I’ve had a variety of guests on the show. Now I need to know who YOU want me to have on the show. Please CONTACT ME with who you want me to get on the show. If you can share their contact information or an introduction that is even better.
Upcoming Guests for Wargaming Recon
- Jon & Diane Sutherland explain why the Wargames Holiday Centre on Crete has permanently closed. Full details in Episode 125 releasing Oct 27, 2014
- Aaron Bostian joins the Holiday Gift Guide 2014 episode releasing Nov 24, 2014.
Episode Guide Tells You What’s in the Pipe
- Ep 125: Jon & Diane Sutherland explain why the Wargames Holiday Centre on Crete has permanently closed. Releases Oct 27, 2014.
- Ep 126: Holiday Gift Guide 2014 with Aaron Bostian.
- Ep 127: Extra Life 24hr Game-a-Thon 2014 coverage.
- Ep 128: Looking Back on 2014.
- 2 Best of episodes release Dec 22, 2014 (my birthday) & Jan 5, 2015.
- 2015 PODCAST SEASON BEGINS JAN 19, 2015 with Ep 130.
- Read the Episode Guide for sneak peeks at future episodes.
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Wargaming Recon belongs to the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network (TCPN). You may like some of the other shows on the network.
Indie Talks – bi-monthly on Wednesdays covering independent games, film, television. Includes many interviews. Hosted by Trollitc owner Ben Gerber.
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