I picked up Big Red Bat's "To the Strongest" the other day, a new set of ancient and medieval wargame rules that use a grid to regulate movement and distance. I didn't want to mar my game mat with grid lines or ugly stickers, so I whipped up some "table scatter" style rock piles to mark the corner of each grid point. They were pretty easy to put together:
Step 1) Drops of white/PVA glue on wax paper
Step 2) Model railroad ballast. When the white glue dried I added a few drops of Woodland Scenics Scenic Glue
to each pile as well.
Step 3) I added some additional white glue and grass flock for about half of the stone piles. And done!
I set up the table for a trial of "To the Strongest" and was pleased to see the stone piles clearly marked the game grid, but combined with other table scatter and terrain did not call too much attention to themselves.