The terrain starts off simple. Free CD bases measure about five inches across, and that makes them about one sixth the size of my battlemat. Perfect.
|Sand and rocks from the yard, glued and primed.|
|Drybrushed white to lighten up the piece.|
Say, that's such a great idea, it might just work for woods, too...
Here we see two different types of wood bases. On the left a small light forest that blocks well ordered troops. On the right a smaller copse that is/will be dense with rocks and prickly bushes and dead falls, and that will block all troops, RAW be damned.
Here I've added a few small stones and a sandy base make a more natural floor cover. And things are looking good.