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This is a Guest Post by Col. Corbain
Next time you're playing a game at your local club or store, before you set out your models or decide a mission to play, stop for a moment and take in the scenery on the table. Just soak it in, have a good look at what's on the table, then raise you head and look around at the other tables, all full of scenery.
Someone took the time to build that scenery for you to play on, they spent hours putting it all together and painting it up, they may have even contributed to it with their own materials or bitz from their bitz box. The reason I'm mentioning this it because in most clubs and stores, the scenery is taken for granted and as such treated horrendously. I've seen gamers just pile their army cases on to of it, I've seen it broken by clumsy and over eager gamers, I've even seen it broken purposely to get models to stand up properly!
So, in future, please remember that blokes like me have spent a good amount of time building this stuff for you to play on and treat it accordingly. To help you, here's some simply guidelines .....
- Don't place your army cases on top of the scenery, you wouldn't like an army case on top of your army.
- If it gets broken, 'fess up, accidents happen and it's far easier to fix when the break is fresh and you have the part that broken off.
- If you have to pack it away, then treat it like a friends army, don't just throw it in a box in a rush to get packed away.
- Take the time to find out who made it, and if they're there, thank them, making scenery really is a thankless job.
Just follow those guidelines next time you're at the club and you might find that your scenery looks good for longer and you might even find that the guy behind building it builds some more rather than weeps over what's been done to his work.