I took as a base a ready made mat of grassy/ rocky messy base, draw roads with chalk, then the main woods and marshy outlines.
That was before I got proper marshes done. prior to visiting real ones in Kamchatka Where you just tells your self, no no, you have to do it better.
If you'd want better results and somehow want to keep the under-laying mat done, use pastels. The drawback is they are hard or near impossible to erase, leaving at best a slur.
Don't rush putting all the woods, before you realize you screwed up one and inverted positions;).
Here more outlines and the straight railroad.
With the rule book. Scatered trees to give life, This battlefield is flat and easy to do.
3 hours to do, still... I used my childhood train track from Märkling and it looks too big, next time a paper track.
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