Well after making the wheat fields and being impressed with how effective they looked, I thought I would try another Civil war classic terrain piece, the corn field.
I set about it in exactly the same way as the wheat, only instead of cutting random shapes, cut the mat into strips to give it a corn field look.
Once again I spray the green mat with a brown undercoat layer first then dry brushed on varying shades of green paint. The paint got more and more yellow with every coat going up the plant, so that just the very tips were yellow by the end.
The catcher in the Rye.
The final touch for the corn was to add green and yellow flock to the mat bristles with wood glue. This adds a little more bulk and detail to the plants.
Seen from above the rows of corn can clearly be seen. These too can be removed to allow units to enter the fields.