Saturday, 20 July 2019

6mm Bocage - my best yet

I have finally gotten a recipe for 6mm bocage that pleases me. Stolen shamelessly from Derek's wee toys blog, it has given me the desire and momentum to get my 6mm WW2 stuff going again. The momentum is also coming from my re-reading of the ruleset "A Sergeant's War" by Nathaniel Weber.  It is doable on small tables, and with relatively little in terms of fancy terrain. I like the idea of being able to have small, quick battles with my 3,2,1 based infantry. 

Anyway, these bocage pieces look good and are fairly simple and cheap to make. The problem I have is that you can see the hot glue in some parts. I also am not a huge fan of the static grass no the banks, so might need to experiment with some flock that looks less cartoony, like the unfortunate flock on my US infantry and the vehicles. 

So I have 8 jumbo lollystick lengths of bocage. I need to have a huge amount more than this, so this will likely end up being my project for the summer holidays.


  1. That is some very nice bocage! Have you tried making some sawdust flock? I have found its variable texture, size, and coloration makes for natural colors, even before mixing different kinds together.

    1. My newest lot of bocage has the sawdust flock on it and I am not sure how much I like it. It is a good colour though.