Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy Flight Games’

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 6

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After making towers, I wanted to go back to making a building that would provide some interesting options for in-game mini movement and cover…I envisage this building to be a cantina or market bizarre, full of shady corners and even shadier character…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 5

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve made another tower for the Tatooine gaming table…The inspiration for the design came from the model in the FFG SW Legion demo table, which I belive in turn was inspired by the building in the middle of the SW movie pic below…I like that the de…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 4

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

No Tatooine gaming table would be complete without the addition of a moisture vaporator or two :)I considered a number of different materials with which to build the vaporators and the one that provided the best solution was…..Lego! :)A selection of …

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 4

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

No Tatooine gaming table would be complete without the addition of a moisture vaporator or two :)I considered a number of different materials with which to build the vaporators and the one that provided the best solution was…..Lego! :)A selection of …

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 3

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I had a question on which tools and equipment I’ve been using to sculpt the Tatooine buildings. One of the most important bits of kit to use is a respirator! These are available in all good DIY stores and start around £15 – £20 for the cheaper ones. They’re invaluable for insuring you don’t inhale the dust particles that come off the insulation foam when cutting and sanding. I also have a hoover next to me to help clear up all the bits and pieces that collect on the work desk. Alongside the respirator i’d also recommend wearing safety glasses to help limit the dust getting in your eyes…

Sanding wise, I use a 3M sanding block / loose sanding paper and a handy sanding stick! – Basically sand paper wood glued onto a 1cm depth ruler-like lenghth of hard wood. This has proved invaluable for the majority of sanding I’ve done, providing great control and enabling large flat sweeping sanding, the ability to shape good quality curves, as well as used for more accurate scoring or angled sanding…

In terms of cutting, the retractable knife has done most of the leg work. The foam can blunt blades pretty quickly, so it’s worth stocking up on extra blades. Other knifes and saws are also handy for bigger cuts where initial accuracy isn’t needed. I’ve also used a chisel for gouging out unwanted foam as well as smaller files for tidying up any small details, for example, round the door frames…

Cocktail sticks and bamboo skewers have proved really handy for pinning foam pieces in place whilst the glue drys. The rolling pins come in handy for wrapping sandpaper round for creating curves in things like the underside of doorways (and for poking unruly jawas ;)…

And to bring it all together, the trusty wood glue…

Until next time :)

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 3

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I had a question on which tools and equipment I’ve been using to sculpt the Tatooine buildings. One of the most important bits of kit to use is a respirator! These are available in all good DIY stores and start around £15 – £20 for the cheaper ones. They’re invaluable for insuring you don’t inhale the dust particles that come off the insulation foam when cutting and sanding. I also have a hoover next to me to help clear up all the bits and pieces that collect on the work desk. Alongside the respirator i’d also recommend wearing safety glasses to help limit the dust getting in your eyes…

Sanding wise, I use a 3M sanding block / loose sanding paper and a handy sanding stick! – Basically sand paper wood glued onto a 1cm depth ruler-like lenghth of hard wood. This has proved invaluable for the majority of sanding I’ve done, providing great control and enabling large flat sweeping sanding, the ability to shape good quality curves, as well as used for more accurate scoring or angled sanding…

In terms of cutting, the retractable knife has done most of the leg work. The foam can blunt blades pretty quickly, so it’s worth stocking up on extra blades. Other knifes and saws are also handy for bigger cuts where initial accuracy isn’t needed. I’ve also used a chisel for gouging out unwanted foam as well as smaller files for tidying up any small details, for example, round the door frames…

Cocktail sticks and bamboo skewers have proved really handy for pinning foam pieces in place whilst the glue drys. The rolling pins come in handy for wrapping sandpaper round for creating curves in things like the underside of doorways (and for poking unruly jawas ;)…

And to bring it all together, the trusty wood glue…

Until next time :)

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 2

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Been working on a tower building for the Tatooine table…The inspiration for the design came from the building you can see in the back right of this picture here;I made the building in 3 stages; top, middle and bottom sanding and smoothing the foam un…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 2

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Been working on a tower building for the Tatooine table…The inspiration for the design came from the building you can see in the back right of this picture here;I made the building in 3 stages; top, middle and bottom sanding and smoothing the foam un…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 1

Posted on October 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Whilst eagerly awaiting the release of FFG’s Star Wars Legion, I decided to create some Tatooine inspired terrain…The space port was constructed out of standard insulation foam. Unlike extruded polystyrene, I find it really good for sanding and shapi…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 1

Posted on October 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Whilst eagerly awaiting the release of FFG’s Star Wars Legion, I decided to create some Tatooine inspired terrain…The space port was constructed out of standard insulation foam. Unlike extruded polystyrene, I find it really good for sanding and shapi…

Legend of the Five Rings & Legend of the Cruiser Tank

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello again, plenty to talk about this time. A few of us old heads at our gaming club are veteran players of legend of the five rings. The game has recently came back as an LCG from Fantasy Flight Games. At least three of us have picked up the starter …

Legend of the Five Rings & Legend of the Cruiser Tank

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello again, plenty to talk about this time. A few of us old heads at our gaming club are veteran players of legend of the five rings. The game has recently came back as an LCG from Fantasy Flight Games. At least three of us have picked up the starter …

Star Wars RPG: Reading the Rolls (Lightsaber)

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s that time once again, scoundrels, scum and villains! I shall for the umpteenth time throw you more precarious situations in which you and your […]

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Star Wars: Legion – Crates and Statues

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Work on the last big piece of terrain for my Jedha-inspired mat has just begun and I finished some small bits and pieces that will be used to fill the board where necessary.Being loosely based on Jedha, the gaming mat had to host at least one piece of …

Star Wars: Legion – Crates and Statues

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Work on the last big piece of terrain for my Jedha-inspired mat has just begun and I finished some small bits and pieces that will be used to fill the board where necessary.Being loosely based on Jedha, the gaming mat had to host at least one piece of …

Star Wars: Legion – Imperial Style Shed

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

When thinking about sites of Star Wars ground battles, the Battle of Hoth is definitely the first thing that comes to my mind but the infiltration of the Death Star shield generator on Endor is a close second. Wnhile looking for inspiration for Legion …

Star Wars: Legion – Imperial Style Shed

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

When thinking about sites of Star Wars ground battles, the Battle of Hoth is definitely the first thing that comes to my mind but the infiltration of the Death Star shield generator on Endor is a close second. Wnhile looking for inspiration for Legion …

Star Wars RPG: Reading the Rolls (Melee)

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings once again my fellow force-wielding acolytes. Welcome to yet another “Reading the Rolls”. Previous to this we have looked into Leadership and Mechanics which […]

Star Wars: Legion – X-Wing Terrain Piece

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Just finished a quick little project in between: A downed Cavern Angel X-Wing as seen in Rogue One. A picture of the downed X-Wing was one of the first little teasers I saw of this movie and it is the one that I still come to think of, whenever so…

Star Wars: Legion – X-Wing Terrain Piece

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Just finished a quick little project in between: A downed Cavern Angel X-Wing as seen in Rogue One. A picture of the downed X-Wing was one of the first little teasers I saw of this movie and it is the one that I still come to think of, whenever so…

Star War Legions: Yee Gads!

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

As we toil under the lash of the ruling clash one of their most insidious enslavers is up to their old tricks again.  Yes, Fantasy Flight Games is releasing a new Star Wars game that is carefully designed to keep us all in gaming poverty as we, le…

Star War Legions: Yee Gads!

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

As we toil under the lash of the ruling clash one of their most insidious enslavers is up to their old tricks again.  Yes, Fantasy Flight Games is releasing a new Star Wars game that is carefully designed to keep us all in gaming poverty as we, le…

Mansions of Madness Second Edition Review

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Mansions of Madness Second Edition Review

I know there are a few people out there who believe that cardboard and technology should be kept completely separate, that by adding an app via a tablet or computer to their board game domain that they have somehow sullied their table top collection. If you think this way then you are missing out on quite possibly the best cooperative game to come out in 2016 and the most thematic Cthulhu Mythos game that Fantasy Flight Games have ever made, because Mansions of Madness Second Edition may have some minor issues, but otherwise is a superb and deeply thematic adventure game that perfectly marries technology and table top.

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Mansions of Madness Second Edition Review

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Mansions of Madness Second Edition Review

I know there are a few people out there who believe that cardboard and technology should be kept completely separate, that by adding an app via a tablet or computer to their board game domain that they have somehow sullied their table top collection. If you think this way then you are missing out on quite possibly the best cooperative game to come out in 2016 and the most thematic Cthulhu Mythos game that Fantasy Flight Games have ever made, because Mansions of Madness Second Edition may have some minor issues, but otherwise is a superb and deeply thematic adventure game that perfectly marries technology and table top.

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Star Wars Legion: Simple Buildings

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Having roamed the FFG forums, I found several posts of people without any wargaming experience noting that they felt intimidated by the thought of having to build terrain before being able to play the game. Of course terrain is more or less optional an…