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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Ready-to-play HILLS!

 I'm so very happy to finally have the chance to present to you our new range of ready-to-play hills, made with the best materials for max durability and carefully hand painted and flocked to give you a superior quality terrain feature for your battles that match perfectly our own terrain mats!

These are available for sale now on our online shop at 

http://www.baueda.com/rtp_hills.html


Our hills are designed for tabletop gaming, we know the issues and we know different people have different  preferences and needs, so we have made them available in three different versions: 
30mm Round Top, 9mm Flat Top and 5mm Extra flat.




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Round Top - 30mm high, made from HD polystyrene over plywood - the traditional hill profile with the greatest elevation, carefully sloped to allow figures to stand on them as best as possible;

These are the most realistic style but as you probably already know also the more problematic to use, transport and store, as you can see in these images showing them in action with our 15mm Vikings mounted on 3mm thick litko laser-cut plywood bases.
 A line of battle shows how a geometric formation always tend to be disrupted by the rounded profile despite it being optimised for the job (above) and a close up shows how the profile and edges have been carefully designed and tested to ensure the figure bases can always stand on them quite well, offering the best possible results with this style (below).

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Extra flat - made from 5mm thick plywood - designed with the competitive player in mind these are optimised to allow figures to stand on them and to be carried easily; they rely exclusively on the painting to give the illusion of a greater height; 
These are the most abstract style but also the most practical to use, transport and store, and as you can see in these images showing them in action with our 15mm Vikings still look a lot better than a plain piece of felt. The three-dimensional effect that appear in some of the images is due exclusively to the paint job and the finish, these are completely flat except for the edges which are bevelled to gently slope outward.
  A line of battle shows how a geometric formation is minimally affected by the flat profile and low thickness (above) and a close up shows how even the edge has been carefully bevelled to ensure the minimum possible disruption (below).

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Flat Top - made from 9mm thick plywood - an ideal compromise to allow figures to stand on them easily and still retain a distinct 3D structure;
 These are designed to give you the best possible of both worlds, they are not completely flat like the Extra Flat ones but are still much lower than the Round Top style and their flat top contour ensure that they remain very practical to use, transport and store while at the same time still looking pretty nice, as you can see in these images showing them in action with our 15mm Vikings.
 A line of battle shows how a geometric formation is only slightly affected by the flat profile and moderate thickness (above) and a close up showing how the edge has been carefully bevelled to ensure the minimum possible disruption (below).

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All three different thickness style of our hills are currently available in four different shapes,and two different finish. Only the small size (S) series is already available at the moment, but we are working to offer as soon as possible also a medium (M) and a large size (L) version, if you would like to receive a short note as soon as these will be available too just subscribe to this blog using the link to the left of the page!

The white rectangle in the middle of the shape diagram is always 120x80mm drawn to scale.



Of course we can also realize hills for you in every shape, size and finish you want, from simple variations of the standard stock shown above to completely custom designed contour and sizes, from accurate reproductions of real terrain to fantastic alien landscapes, we can do it all, just ask!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


15mm Ancient Near East Walled City

Latest custom work, a ready to play 15mm Ancient Near East Walled City, here shown complete with terrain... all made in BAUEDA!



the buildings and wicker fences are from our own 15mm architectural range:
http://www.baueda.com/urbis.html



the walls and towers are from our own 15mm ancient fortifications range:
http://www.baueda.com/hop_ane.html



the terrain is one of our own custom made terrain mats:

 
the river is an early test for Ready-to-play water features which I hope one day I'll be able to add to our offerings...

 
and the palm trees are of course from our own Ready-To-Play trees range:



The figures are not Baueda (shame on me, I know...) but let's give credit where it's due: the riders are from Museum Miniatures and the baggage camel + holders are Essex.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Latest custom made camps just off the bench:

15mm Chinese - DBx/FOG size camp (120x80mm) using two 15CHI, one each of LGS6 and LGS7 and some plastic bamboo that will soon be available in the RTP Trees page of the online shop...


15mm Norman - DBx/FOG size camp (120x80mm) using two 15ASX, one each of LGS5 and LGS8 and a section of 15WFN wattle fence...


15mm Late Imperial Roman fortified camp - DBx/FOG size (120x80mm) using a FOG1 kit, just assembled and painted... could also be used as a BUA, plenty of space for followers, citizens, baggage and/or garrison on this one!

In case you wonder, a camp like this would set you back around 75.00 euros and would involve at least a couple of months waiting... :)

Friday, 11 July 2014

These are the latest mats, the tank shown for scale only is the same 1/100th scale (15mm) Zvezda plastic model just primed grey you can see also in the pictures of the Desert finish here


here you can see side by side the difference between the "Temperate" (above) and "Mediterranean" finish (below)
 another comparison shot of the two different styles, here you can also see clearly the border and the thickness of the actual material
an overall view of the Mediterranean mat, like all other images in this page this picture has been taken with natural light coming from a window and artificial light at the opposite end. You can clearly see the yellowish tint toward the top of the picture and the blue tint at the bottom (the tank is painted neutral grey!) both are digital artefacts due to the different color temperature of the lights. The actual colors are somewhere in the middle between the two... 
 close up showing some of the different terrain textures


Click here for more examples of our Terrain Mats!

You'll find more details and information about these terrain mats here:
...and if you have any question just drop me a line at the email address you'll find there!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

This is the latest backdrop is a 7'x4' in "Semi-Arid" finish, the figures are 15mm from my own collection, based on a standard 40 frontage bases.

  (The mat is hold up against a vertical support on a side in these pictures,
and there is a book under the fort...)




As always the colors you see depend greatly on the monitor settings you have, on the light conditions when I took the photograph and also on the actual variation that exist within the mat.
All of the above are actually pictures of the same mat..

Click here for more examples of our Terrain Mats!

You'll find more details and information about these terrain mats here:
...and if you have any question just drop me a line at the email address you'll find there!

Monday, 27 January 2014

This is the latest 6x4 in "Mediterranean" finish, the figures are 15mm from my own collection, based on a standard 40x30mm cavalry base.

  (The mat is hold up against a vertical support on a side in these pictures...)


As always the colors you see depend greatly on the monitor settings you have, on the light conditions when I took the photograph and also on the actual variation that exist within the mat.
All of the above are actually pictures of the same mat... in the last image you can see just how much the colors change from the foreground (tinted orange by an incandescence light) to further away in the background were it catches more light from a window...

Click here for more examples of our Terrain Mats!

You'll find more details and information about these terrain mats here:
...and if you have any question just drop me a line at the email address you'll find there!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


This is the latest 6x4  in "Temperate" finish, the tents are from our own 28mm range:
the tank is the usual 1/100th scale (15mm) Zvezda plastic model just primed grey,

As always the colors you see depend greatly on the monitor settings you have and on the light conditions when I took the photograph! 

Click here for more examples of our Terrain Mats!

You'll find more details and information about these terrain mats here:
...and if you have any question just drop me a line at the email address you'll find there!