Last week we finished the river sections for the game board. This let us playtest some pre-set scenarios we're planning for you, and is one of the cooler obstacles you can involve in your games when you meet us at wargames conventions, where we'll take Cretacea live.
We hypothesised that we could use wood varnish for the gloss element, and it worked a treat, as can be seen on the test pieces above.
The final pieces ended up undergoing a different painting process than the test pieces but that's the beauty of test pieces: they allow one to re-align the process.
The main colour of the water is an aqua blue emulsion paint. It's a common misconception that you have to use acrylic for terrain, but most house paints will work fine as long as you allow them to dry properly.
The final rivers came out great and added a beautiful element to gameplay. They help us playtest river scenarios and looked fantastic. They brought the board to life, adding colour and almost cinematic feel.
This is the sort of terrain we'll bring to wargames conventions, which is where you'll get to test Cretacea, alongside playing the demo at home.
Charles remarked (and stands by it) that they look so good you can hear the water flowing!
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