During the Easter break I took advantage of the fine weather and the free days to work outside on the long neglected base for the Russian church. I had cut the polystyrene for the base a couple of weeks ago, but it just sat there while the painting of figures took precedence.
The church is intended to be a significant feature in the game to be staged later this year. It was to be mounted on a rise, one edge of which will be steep as though dropping off into a ravine or gully, while the other sides are more gentle. A stone path leads up to the front steps of the church and an earthen track leads down through a small graveyard at the other end.
It had been my intention to surround the crest of the hill by stone walls, in various states of repair. However, the thought if making a metre of stone walls from scratch was just too daunting, so I made wooden fences. This is probably more in keeping with the rural nature of the church. The fences are set far enough from the church itself to allow the troops to stand inside the base.