The gnome world is at war. The peaceful garden gnomes have long been a symbol of harmony and tranquility, but that has all changed. It’s time to prepare your little guys for battle! In this first part of the series, we’ll go over some basic tips to help get your garden ready for combat:
A gnome home is not just a lawn decoration.
Gnomes are not just lawn ornaments! They have a life of their own and they live in communities with their own culture, history, language and religions. Gnome Wars is a satirical look at the world of gnomes that takes place in a fictional universe where gnomes have created an entire government system and military to protect themselves from human incursion into their territory. Agnieszka Czekajska has created an intriguing world populated by characters that you can’t help but want more information about…and she gives it!
I loved this first installment of Gnome Wars: The High Ground because it was fun to see how Czekajska brought these little people to life through her writing style…and I can’t wait for Part Two!
You’ll need a variety of tools.
Sure, you could just grab a pack of paper towels and some spray paint, but if you really want to take your garden gnome art to the next level, you’re going to need more than that.
Here’s what’s on our list:
- Screwdriver (or drill)
- Nails (or screws) for mounting your gnomes in place
- Spray paint in whatever colors or patterns you like
- Acrylic or tempera paints for details like eyes and faces
You’ll also want these tools:
- Glue gun with glue sticks – You can buy this at any hardware store; it comes with two glue sticks per package. Don’t forget to pick up extra glue sticks once your first set runs out! We recommend keeping them in plastic bags so they don’t dry out too quickly when not being used. If possible, keep them stored upright so they’re easier to use when needed as well. It may seem obvious but I’m saying it anyway: don’t drop them on the ground while trying to put them away after using! That would be sad…and messy!
Protective gear is a must for gnome wars. Helmets, goggles and gloves will keep you safe from injury in the event of a fall or an ambush.
The helmet is the most important protective item; it protects your head from falls and impacts with other objects. It should also fit comfortably around your forehead and back so that it doesn’t shift when you move around or get hit by projectiles (like small stones thrown at your opponent).
Goggles are important to protect your eyes from debris such as dirt and dust that may be kicked up in battle. They are not only good for keeping debris out of your eyes but also help you see better so that you can make better decisions on whether to charge into battle or retreat behind cover.
Gloves are very important because they provide grip to hold onto gnomes with sweaty hands! The best gloves have rubberized grips on each finger tip which increases friction between fingers so they don’t slip off easily while moving them around quickly during gameplay (or even just thinking about playing).
Gnomes are capable individuals, but you can give them an edge with some body armor.
Gnomes are capable warriors, but you can help them out with some body armor. Body armor is made from a variety of materials and can be used to protect your gnome from damage.
The most important part of any battle is staying alive. Gnomes are not just lawn ornaments; they’re capable individuals ready for action! If you want your garden gnome to survive the fight, don’t forget about body armor!
your garden will be ready for battle with these tips.
In this first blog post, we’ll be going over the best ways to prepare your garden for battle. Gnome Wars is a game of strategy and tactics, so it’s important that you’re ready for whatever comes your way.
- Don’t forget about the high ground! The higher up you are, the harder it is for enemies to attack you. If you’re an archer or wizard type character class, place yourself on top of a rock or tree stump so that when enemies approach they can’t get close enough to hurt you before they’re struck with arrows or lightning bolts (or whatever). Keep in mind that if there are only two places where an enemy can stand safely—the ground and their own castle—it’s best not to position yourself directly below them (unless they’re wizards themselves).
In the end, your gnomes will be ready for battle with these tips. We hope this article has given you some inspiration on how to prepare for the coming Gnome Wars. Don’t forget to check out part two of our series on building a gnome home today!