I got a little spendthrifty today and picked up a couple terrain bits. Since Empire is so forested and so many scenarios take place in cities/towns as murder mysteries, I always keep some buildings and trees around and pick up peasants when I find them (Reaper and Scene Setters).
I'm not good at painting the buildings however. Just painting the toll house that comes with the tower was a chore. Thankfully CONFLIX has prepainted buildings.
In regards to game play, I typically just drop the card down wherever the engagement is, but I was thinking of making a battle standard that can hold the card to mark engagement areas.
Any of you have any thoughts on mini's and terrain to make your games more visual?