Tuesday, 21 January 2020

MiG Alley Mountains


All the frosty weather of late has inspired me to dig out my MiG Alley project, which ran out of steam a couple of years ago but is almost ready to go. It's one of the projects that I want to finish this year, although the naval projects are the priority, so I have done a quick stock check of what I need to get it sorted. 

Along with a dozen or so ground targets, I need to make half a dozen mountain terrain templates that the Korean / Chinese player gets to scatter over the table at the start of the game. These need to be 5-10cm x 10-20cm in size and flat, so that the aircraft flight stands can sit on top when they cross over the templates. 

I was struggling to think of how best to make these but remembered that I had some spare skirmish bases that I could turn upside down, texture and spray paint, which are the right dimensions and a decent thickness to do the job. I'm really pleased with this idea and reckon it will be a quick way to tick another thing off the 'to do' list with minimal effort. 

I also need to texture and paint the scratch built, DIY flight stands that I made in a batch ages ago, so that they match my 6' x 4' winter cloth that I've decided to use as the theme for the MiG Alley project. When all this will happen is up for grabs, as I have more than enough to do at the moment, but it's definitely on the cards for a rainy weekend!


  1. Great stuff- it is one of my favourite air war games that.



  2. Is this the same MiG Alley as was published in Wargames Illustrated #54? I've got some old Helmet plastic 1:350 WW2 aircraft painted up for that and it gives a good game.

  3. No, it's the Wings at War rules which you can get via Tumbling Dice.

  4. It's definitely one I want to try out and I'm almost ready to go!



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