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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!

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