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john m
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I know that sounds silly. But, if you look at Tic-Tacs and Chiclets or something like that it looks like brick walls, sandbags, and the like. Lots of times it really cheap, especially the generic brand.

Sure it could spoil, but what if you put glue on it or seal it somehow so it doesn't rot, it would look good.

How could you keep it from rotting?
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Maybe after gluing them together you could apply a thick coat of clear nail polish.
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I figure if you can seal them, maybe they'll be okay and won't degrade.
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Leaping Lemmings did a fabulous job of hiding its wargame engine behind a colourful facade - but it just wasn't tasty enough.

This summer, John Poniske presents an action-packed hex-and-counter extravaganza with destructible - and edible! - terrain.

Hansel and Gretel: Return to the Witch's Cauldron

Coming soon to a P500 list near you!
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With threads like that I always wonder if some members of Monty Python are wargamers or they just try out jokes for a new reunion program laugh
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Don't seal it - if you take it, you eat it!

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I just woke up early having one of my wargame horror dreams (sometimes I dream that I take out a game and the lid falls off and for some reason none of the counters are in baggies and everything is just lying around on the floor and *gasp* getting into contact withall sorts of nasty things). You, sir, gave me another nightmare, rotting candy eating its way through my boards...

"THEY ARE EATING IT....AND THEN THEY ARE GOING TO EAT ME...OH MY GOD!"
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Your best bet is using new (fresh) candy each time you want to play, or recycling every other week as you cant prevent it rot by sealing it because you will need to exterilize first and that need UV rays or extreme heat.

I dont know what you plan to do, but for a few dollars you could buy lot of "terrain" and get to use it for a few days without too much effort. To invest more time and effort in sealing it and then degrading and smell in a few months could be worth it or not depending of what your trying to do.
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Here is a blog post on using rice for miniatures:
http://wardepot.blogspot.ie/search/label/FIGURES%3A%20RICE

Savory rice though :-)
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Broccoli is good for trees, and a raw boneless steak would make a nice mesa. Powdered sugar for snow, powdered brown sugar for sand; white or brown flour are also good for those. I believe that early wargamers used loaves of French bread, sliced lengthwise and hollowed out to create battlefield tableaux. Hence the term, "trencherman".
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I only buy wargames I can eat later. I prefer the SPAM counters over most other meat flavored counters though.
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Lunga wrote:
I only buy wargames I can eat later. I prefer the SPAM counters over most other meat flavored counters though.


The only true Legacy game is one that you eat.
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In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
That's where we have our fight
The ter-rain is delicious
We use floss for line of sight...
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I can tell you from experience that this actually works.

I took sugar cubes and layed them out on a slab of cardboard and sprayed them with gray primer. If I remember correctly it was 2 coats, a light coat and a medium second coat.

Once dry I used white glue to make a few simple wall segments. The majority were glued together to make pieces that were 2 or 3 cubes long. When setting up we took a few minutes to assemble building corners, walls, and such.

Now these are sitting in a small plastic case with the rest of my terrain and I haven't used them in some time, however, when I was quite poor it wasn't bad.

I made these in 1993 and they are still usable today. Some need touch up buts that's dead simple and fast.

Did I really use them? Hell yes we did! Hundreds of games were played using these.

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I think M&Ms would work well as convoy points in World in Flames. If you sink an enemy convoy, you get to eat it, too.
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Marshmallows and Flammpanzers
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All out U-Boat war, stomach in flames
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ElFluppe wrote:
All out U-Boat war, stomach in flames


I sank a couple subs last week; very satisfying--
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Although one could see this mode of thinking leading Hollywood toward a few remakes:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053183/?ref_=nv_sr_2

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093137/?ref_=nv_sr_1

And a certain Clint Eastwood film could be remade as Heartburn Ridge.

I'll stop now; I realize that many of my ideas are hard to swallow--
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ElFluppe wrote:
All out U-Boat war, stomach in flames


Nope that was called "Operation Burning Lower Back", a proposed plan that was seriously considered but dropped after the Alamo, when Texan cooks intended to immobilize the Mexican invaders by bombarding them with hot chilly. The reason for abandoning was, that the texan side was pretty aware of the superior Mexican digestive system, so the plan became futile. And from this times the still raging contest between Texan and Mexican chilly cooks who can prepare the better chilly originates.

Lesson learned: Some wars never end, they are still raging in the kitchen.

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davepanzer wrote:
ElFluppe wrote:
All out U-Boat war, stomach in flames


I sank a couple subs last week; very satisfying--


Hopefully of the Pastrami-Jalapeno Alliance, very dangerous adversaries. Need to be devoured on sight.
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ltmurnau wrote:
Don't seal it - if you take it, you eat it!

Brian


Brian's right. My mom always told me, "Only take what you can eat." Or, that may have been my Brigade Commander....I get them confused sometimes.

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Lunga wrote:
I only buy wargames I can eat later. I prefer the SPAM counters over most other meat flavored counters though.


I bet I could carve a tank out of that canned pork shoulder. Edit: I think I'll try it.
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johnnyLikesGames wrote:
Chiclets ....looks like sandbags

How could you keep it from rotting?


We made bunkers out of mini-Chiclets for Charlie Company. Painting them seemed to do the trick for sealing - we've had them for over ten years with no issue.
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