I'm trying to construct an effective Terrain Model Kit (TMK) to better facilitate OPORD/Mission briefings. So far I have a small sized school box (the kind that holds markers, pencils, etc.) with laminated paper shapes that label ORPs, RPs, Objectives, LOA, Alpha Fireteam, Bravo Fireteam, SL, PSG, PL, roads, water, LDA, etc. I actually think I'm pretty good in that regard. I also have toy soldiers, just some simple plastic ones that come in a kit for children to better represent troops on the ground. I am thinking about representing leadership such as squad leaders, fire team leads, etc. with more recognizable pieces like maybe Star Wars (i.e. Yoda for PL, Obi Wan for Squad Leader) maybe that sounds dumb but it's worked for some friends of mine. I have heard that yarn/string of different colors helps to indicate directions of travel, colorful chalk aids in representing different terrains, and marking grid square lines to better compare the AO with a map. There are a LOT of good ideas out there but I am curious, from those who have constructed and used a TMK before, as to what works and what does not work. I need my TMK to be minimal in size and weight so that it is packable in a ruck. I also need it to be durable and able to work on different terrain/environments, and ideally I want it to be very easy to understand and put together as I will definitely be on a time hack to do so. Thanks for any suggestions.
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