Monday, July 15, 2013

Trench Setup

Bit of a layout from Dave for you all...

Great War games don't usually have too many roads to help with map scale, so most layouts start with villages (or what's left of them) hills or redoubts, anything that can help with the placement of scenery relative to how is was on the day, or as near to it as possible

CD allows for a maximum of x1 communication trench per module

The heights = to 50-75 yards in actual elevation 

Layouts like this are not that common as usually both sides have a continuous front line; one like this would normally be a bit more scenario specific 

Buildings can represent a small farm to a village or reasonably large town depending on how they are placed

The obligatory wire 

x1 line of wire is fairly standard but it can be found up to x4 deep; which without armour usually makes for pretty hard work on any attacking infantry

Still, if you're defending you can never have enough :)

In set piece games gaps are usually cleared in the wire in front of the infantry jump off points

In CD, tanks breakdown on a D6 roll of 1 or 2 anytime they move off-road, which is reduced to just a 1 in games set in 1918, owing to the improved design of the beasties

Between our two sets (of trenches) me and Dave could easily do some of the largest battles of the Great War - well, the first couple of days of them anyway :)


  1. That's fecking lovely, I can feel my feet getting muddy already!

  2. Superb work Dave, top notch!

  3. That is pretty cool. You guys will be doing some great games with this.
    It's hard to believe we are coming up on 100 years since WW I. That was the war my Grandfather and his cousins fought.

    1. Just a shame we live in separate countries now :( My great grandfather and his six brothers all served and survived, their town suffered a loss ratio of 31%

  4. Great looking table. Als an interesting technique for making trenches, will borrow this method for my own builds. Cheers and thanks for sharing.

  5. WOW! That's such an effect way of doing trenches, That must have taken quite some time to plan out, build and the put together. Hats off to you!

  6. Thanks team, thoughtful comments all :)

  7. Great.
    Where are the Huns?

  8. Wow - that looks absolutely astounding, mate!