Saturday, 26 February 2011

The portable wargame: Another 'country' to fight over

I have spent a bit of time today experimenting with different methods of representing roads and rivers on my vinyl chessboard. As I did not have the time to go to the local craft shop or branch of the John Lewis Partnership, I had to rely on what I had to hand.

In the end I used grey card for the roads and light blue (probably too light blue)card for the rivers. I experimented with the repositionable glue dots, but at a cost of £1.29 for a pack of 64, they seemed like they could end up being quite pricey to use in the long run. I then had a brainwave ... and dug out my trusty tube of Copydex.

Because it is a latex-based rubber cement, it will not stick permanently to vinyl. In fact, any residue is removable with a wipe of a damp cloth. It will, however, hold things in place until they need to be removed.

It only needed a few small 'dots' of Copydex to 'glue' the roads and rivers in place ... and the end result (with other terrain items added as well) looked like this:

I hope to use this terrain to fight a battle over later tonight or tomorrow.


  1. I had no idea you could still get Copydex. I think I last used it to assemble some card buildings - in the 1970s!

  2. Tim Gow,

    Yes! It is still available ... and excellent for fixing figures to temporary bases during the painting process.

    All the best,



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