it's about what? about two feet long, one long section is good but you might want a few shorter sections, diagonal pieces, maybe a gun pit or two, that way you could have a trence line clear across the shot length of a standard board
23", actually. Good eye! The length was actually designed to hold a guard platoon. I've seen a lot of these kind of low-wall/trench style terrain pieces that are like 6" long. It never made sense why the soldiers would have prepared a piece of trenchworks so easily walk-aroundable...
This piece came out pretty good, so I think I'll probably do another, though I'm not sure that I actually want to do a giant trench grid. I kind of want to keep my terrain sort of diversified, at least for the moment.
Not all trenches are dug into the ground... During WW1, some of the french lines were trenches built on top of the ground, since the water table was so high (I think thats the reason, either way, I've seem futage of above ground trench lines from WW1).
In that light, I see nothing wrong with it, looks good.
Thanks! As well, I'm sure people made palisade-like structures over a variety of wars. While fortified trenches are obviously the best, I wouldn't doubt that a wide variety of "good enough" was created where the equipment or circumstances, or whatever wasn't right for a proper trench.
Anyways, so I've went ahead and finished it. I'm not actually 100% happy with how the weathered boards came out. It feels like they're missing a vital textured pattern that, despite several attempts, I couldn't get to look realistic. I'll have to try something to the actual plasticard next time.
sorry for the cruddy pictures. In any case, it looks better when it's in action anyways: