1: A building is a building, not a landscape.
Keep the base nice and tight; it's mostly just waste space anyway.
2: Terrain which does no give cover stays on the shelf.
Seriously, why bother to build an empty field?
3: Infelxible terrain leads to the same battle over and over.
If you make a fully sculpted board, don't be surprised to find the same tactics being used over it every time.
4: There is no such thing as too strong.
Terrain will lead a hard life. It's gotta be tough enough.
5: But there is such a thing as too delicate.
Terrain will lead a hard life. Delicate stuff looks good but it breaks fast.
6: Always provide for troop movement.
Troops need to move over, through and around terrain. Make sure they can.
7: Any terrain is better than no terrain.
So put your back into it and start making some. No one expects you to be a god-king of terrain making first time.
8: Buy your trees.
Seriously, they take far to long to make.
9: Real buildings are just too big.
Scale them down a bit; they look just as good and youdon't use half the table for a house.
10: Green on Green and Brown on Brown.
Seriosuly people, how hard is it to find terrain pieces with bases that match the table?