This game provided an excellent opportunity for a little experimentation. This picture shows a couple of birthday gifts that I have pressed into service:
- On the far right is the dice tray that I got for my birthday. My Command & Colors dice are sitting in the tray.
- Next to the dice tray is a Hobbit themed journal. While I play games, I keep notes in a journal (actually a composition book like I used in grade school). My wife thought it would be nice if I had a better journal. I christened it with the battle notes from today's encounter.
This picture gives a somewhat better view of my other experiment:
- New trees made from a kitchen sponge (unused). The color is awful but I intend to paint them a darker green. I originally planned to use toothpicks for the trunks but I think I may forego that and just mount them on bases. I'll imagine that the lower branches are drooping down, thus obscuring the trunks. Hurrah for lazy rationalization!