View Full Version : Back Yard - battle map

06-05-2010, 03:26 AM
So, I had some time to kill before breakfast, kids watching TV and wife sleeping -so why not make a small battle map :)

I feel something is missing, some more details, stuff to put in there - any advice?

06-05-2010, 03:29 AM
Hmm ... for a backyard? How modern, lol? Because a swingset is the first thing that comes to mind.

//Edit to avoid double post: Also, picnic table, dog house ...

06-05-2010, 04:12 AM
well, it is a fantasy setting, although I reallise that right now it could fit anywhere - even the water through could exist in a modern setting :) ... could put a table in there perhaps with some benches..

Steel General
06-05-2010, 08:12 AM
A small garden perhaps?

06-05-2010, 08:21 AM
hmmm.. its supposed to be in a city... and I can see now from both of your postings - that all my supposing should have been written down in my first post. So, what I did think originally was to have a small alley in which to have a combat - but then I decided that having a bit more room would be fine, so the alley turned into a back yard.
So basicly were in a city, and a chase has ended in a back yard with almost no where to run ... Maybe a small hand cart could fit...

Steel General
06-05-2010, 08:22 AM
or maybe a small shed?

06-05-2010, 09:58 AM
And/or a chicken coop. Chickens running around would be delightfully ... distracting in combat >:)

06-05-2010, 10:20 AM
A midden heap? A broken down cart? Some barrels?

Wonko the Sane
06-05-2010, 05:15 PM
If there's a garden, there's gotta be a gnome or two lurking within.

06-05-2010, 06:43 PM
Some flower beds?

06-05-2010, 07:55 PM
Pit traps with boogeymen in them.

06-06-2010, 03:20 AM
LOL... thanks for all your good advices, I'll upload the next later but the weather is good, so I better get some landscaping IRL done today too... filled about 30 wheelbarrows with dug away earth/clay yesterday - and today its putting out nonwoven and then filling up with gravel... :)

06-07-2010, 05:52 AM
So, I've added a shed, a chicken coop and some tables - any comments before I add the "DONE" stamp? :)

06-07-2010, 09:34 AM
I'd tone down the colour on the tables a little. The table is very saturated and detailed in comparison to everything else. At the moment that draws the eye a little too much. Perhaps just desaturate it a little?

06-07-2010, 10:15 AM
yes - your absolutely right, I'll tone them down... and I've been thinking - the roofs on the shed and chicken coop - do they fit the look of the rest?... I'm not sure they do...

06-07-2010, 11:41 AM
Well - I fixed the saturation, and textured the tree so that it fit the tables and roof styles better :) ... I'm posting the high res map in Finished map - thanks all :)

06-07-2010, 03:53 PM
Bah, late to the party. I think you should have put an angry dog on a chain that someone could get thrown into during the fight...that would be delightful :)

06-07-2010, 04:03 PM
Bah, late to the party. I think you should have put an angry dog on a chain that someone could get thrown into during the fight...that would be delightful :)

Better late than never ;) ... and the dog might still work, I can just make it as a token, and put it anywhere :)