Terrain is something you’ll always need plenty of, so preferably it should look good without costing you a fortune.
As I personally enjoy playing on tables that look at least somewhat realistic, I try to build terrain that is cheap and easy to make, but still provides a bit nicer results than the standard “polystyrene hill” approach.
Here’s were nature comes in. It’s a great resource for terrain making – not that strange when you think about it, since what we’re trying to achieve here is a “natural” look, albeit stylized and adapted for gaming purposes.
So when making rocks and rocky hills I always use tree bark collected from the forest outside my house. It’s free, it’s totally natural and there’s plenty of it. This time I made terrain suitable for any scale, but I use the same technique for rocks on bases, for example.
Next up from the workshop: muddy roads for any scale!