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2 X 4' by 2' 1/2” thick MDF
In Simple Gaming Boards
we created a grass lands gaming board but when battling in Middle-earth, there is more terrain to be fought on. This article covers making a cavern gaming board. These can be used as the name suggests, for caverns such as Moria and Goblin Towns and also for barren terrain like Dagorlad for The Last Alliance battles.
If you have made the grass boards you can use the reverse side to save space and money. That's two gaming boards for the price of one!
First cover the boards in PVA glue.
Cover the boards in various sands, I used a fine sand brought from a craft store, Games Workshop sand and a fine gravel from a model railway shop.
Allow to dry and remove the excess sand.
First undercoat in black.
Next drybrush using circular motions in a dark grey paint (imagine a 50/50 mix of Codex Grey and Chaos Black. Next drybrush using a lighter grey (same lightness as Codex Grey
Finally in small areas drybrush some brown in places.
And that's all there is to it. These boards will be used a lot in future articles, I have planned making some Misty Mountains bits, Goblin Town and a lot of Moria pieces.