I hope today's post will be of use for anyone making terrain. It is really just a bunch of photos, taken in various seasons, from the Northeastern United States including Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York state. Pretty much a large part of the regions involved in the French & Indian War, American Revolution (American War of Independence) and a bit of the American Civil War.
All of these photos were taken by me while either out hunting the land, hiking or on my own property. I imagine most of it looked the same during the time of the above mentioned conflicts. I hope you might be able to use it for a resource for making trees and foliage or as a painting guide.
When I was looking around to find ideas for my own terrain projects, I realized it could be hard at times finding decent, non-tourist type photos. Let me know if this helps and if you have a blog think about sharing photos from your own area. You will be surprised how useful they can be to other wargamers. These are in no particular order. I have used the captions to make any notations I thought you might find useful.
|A small footpath trail, Connecticut|
|Yes, sometimes our small rivers and streams do freeze completely here.|
|To set games in this region you don't need many raging rivers, but you will need at least one small stream or river.|
|One of the Teenage Spies out on the Metacomet Trail system.|
|Metacomet Range, Connecticut|
|The woods, New York|
|Woods, New York|
Notice that we don't have many 'blue' streams around here. You can't go wrong with very dark blues, blacks and browns when making water.
|The Salmon River Falls, a 110-foot waterfall located in Oswego County, New York. The falls are about 50 miles from the old Fort Oswego/Fort Ontario historic site. Learn more here.|
|The top of the falls and the small stream that feeds it.|
|The view from my deer blind. I image you could be ambushed pretty quickly in this type of terrain.|
|My own wooded piece of paradise.|
|One of my favorite hunting locations but also a beautiful example of the typical terrain found in the woods of New England.|
|Looking to the left from the photo above.|