Getting ready for Frostgrave
I bought some Sarissa Precision skirmish bases from Warlord games. They come in a 10 model squad base and a variety of smaller bases for support teams. I have been gluing them together to make unit bases for Saga or Infamy.
Our Frostgrave campaign will be kicking off at the Warlords in a couple of weeks. I have been having fun painting groups of models. This weekend I have been working on some terrain.
When we were playing frostgrave back in 2016 and 17 I got some Gale Force 9 ruins. These make square or circular buildings. These often have multiple levels but there were no stairs. This makes it hard to imagine how the models get up and down the buildings.
So I made some spiral staircases out of high density foam. I had to do some maths to work out how big to make each stair. I ended up making 6 stairs per half circle on a 140mm diameter circle. This makes the stairs big enough to get a model on a 25mm base on the stairs. The rise of the stair is 10mm. That's huge in real life but it means the stairs are about 6 feet wide and rise up 3 feet. However making the stairs to a real life scale wouldn't work trying to get models to stand on them. Real proportioned stairs would be about 6mm across and go up 4mm per stair.