For the past week, in the evenings after work I have been constructing a 1:600 scale depiction of rather generic 1861-63 Mississippi River terrain in preparation for a January 22nd wargaming convention, Barrage, put on by the HAWKS gaming club near Baltimore, Maryland. I bought a $6.97 sheet of particle board at Lowe’s and used scrap foam insulation board for bluffs and hills, and extra flocking and Woodland Scenics ground foam for trees and brush-lined fields.
A Confederate fort guards the confluence of the Mississippi River (not shown, foreground) and the Yazoo River (right). Fort is a metal kit made by Thoroughbred Miniatures.
A single-gun emplacement further upstream keeps a wary eye on any oncoming Union gunboats heading down from Cairo, Illinois.