Decades ago I purchased some lead headstones from Military Miniatures in New Zealand (now defunct). I figured I should do something with them. So here you go … a home made cemetery in 15mm.
It is pretty simple really.
Get a base board. I used cardboard but MDF might have been better to prevent warping.
Buy or make some headstones. Glue on. Paint.
Make suspicious grave lumps. I thought about it for a long time. Decades actually. And to make it seem more like a grave yard there had to be some evidence of bodies. So I went for lumps of earth. I did adult sized lumps and child sized lumps – tragic, I know.
I even did a hole. You can see it … the black patch with a large pile of earth at the end. I cut through the base board, glued some light card behind the hole, and then painted the hole black to suggest depth.
Lastly, my normal Flocking Wargaming Figures with Flat Earth and Dry Brushing. I left the lumps of earth free of grass to make them stand out.
But the question remains … what am I going to use it for? It would be an okay feature for a Crossfire game in either WW2 or the Spanish Civil War. And I have a 15mm scale Russian Onion Dome Church. I also have a lovely Spanish church … unfortunately it is solid so not Crossfire friendly. Anyway, I’d need a scenario and I haven’t bumped into any historical scenarios involving a graveyard.