I will be the first to admit that I am just as guilty as almost every other gamer about representing actual terrain on a gaming table. All one has to do is look at any gaming table at a local shop, a convention, or in one's own home to see how flat it is and lacking of real world terrain features that creates the challenge for real world commanders. Most of us, at least in my opinion, don’t have much terrain features on the board due to the cost and storage of various generic terrain pieces, like trees, hills, buildings, etc. But this is hard to justify when one considers the amount of money and space that we use towards miniatures, especially unpainted miniatures. Another reason I think is a problem is the set up and take down time while setting up a board. Most of us don’t have a place to set up a good size gaming table and can leave the board as is for a while. I also believe that most gamers like to do various generic games based off of actual battles, but they don’t want to make the commitment to spending the resources to actually do a detailed terrain layout for a real world battle.
|This is an example of what I am hoping to accomplish|