I had never done any desert terrain before so I was unsure how the different items would turn out. Using my Google-fu I found two excellent source for inspiration, and both deserve special mention as they really are excellent:
- Wargaming with silver whistle
- Shed Wars
If your looking at scrapbuilding terrain, not just for desert terrain, you'll be hard pressed to find a better place than either of these sites.
I decided that I would need woods, buildings, a rocky ground and some elevations for the game. So I started planning and getting to work. Eric over at Shed Wars had made an excellent post on getting the Moppe storage thing from IKEA, and I got one of those.
So what started out as this:
Ended up as this:
Another post from Eric pointed me in the direction of a seller on ebay where one could get cheap palm trees with free shipping from China. I got 30 trees, 10 of them larger than the other 20, for around £7 - an amazing deal!
The rocky ground and the elevations where made from items I had lying around, which I had not been using anyway.
Tomorrow I will hopefully have the board itself ready - I have a debut game planned with my friend Michael, so it better be ready.