Posts Tagged ‘Terrain’

Ridotta Capuzzo (Fort Capuzzo, Libya)

Posted on June 28th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Within a few days of Italy declaring war on Britain in 1940, British forces attacked a number of forts along the Egyptian/Libyan border. RAF Gladiators and Blenheims provided support as the 7th Hussars and elements of the 1st RTR captured Fort Capuzzo near the town of Sullum, just inside the Libyan border. Over the next […]

On the bench – Epic Defense Lines

Posted on June 28th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Having been a bit motivated yesterday, I decided to tackle a project that has been on hold for a long time – Epic Defense Lines. There were some pretty bad casts, so the thought of having to sand everything down to get the pieces level was not somethin…

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom; The Arcane Library 28mm paperkit now available from Wargame Vault!

Posted on June 28th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick post to let you know that the Arcane Library paperkit is now available for download from our good friends over at Wargame Vault. Once again it is made available as a pay what you want product, so that means you can get it free if you like (but any donations are greatly […]

Bolt Action – DIY MG Emplacement

Posted on June 28th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

By Dennis Berwick

Today I’ll be taking you through a step-by-step guide on how to make this simple machine gun emplacement for use as terrain in your games of Bolt Action.

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10mm Terrain

Posted on June 28th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Why I spend a lot of time painting up figures I do neglect the table top… I was looking around for 10mm terrain and was a little shocked at the cost of 10mm terrain, even seemingly simple things like hedges and walls.So I took some inspiration fo…

Coming Soon; Grim’s Dungeons of Doom Arcane library paper kit preview

Posted on June 27th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hi everyone. If you were expecting the latest Grim’s Dungeons of Doom article this weekend, then I have to apologise and tell you that it will be coming up later this week. I have been side tracked by the work I’ve been doing on the latest PDF in my range, and I thought I’d share […]

Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters?

Posted on June 24th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from my Avengers Mansion, I thought that Arkham would also make a decent Xavier’s School for Gifted Younsters. Using the same parts of Arkham, I have set them out in a wider layout to give the impression of a large school instead of a…

Pop-Up Objective Room

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 under . Posted by

First of the set. Kinda of a basic fold design but it works as needed. The center console was added to completely block LoF straight across the middle of the room, being bigger than those doors. However, the walls being literally paper-thin means that units hiding against a wall may still be seen at an … Continue reading Pop-Up Objective Room

Avengers Mansion board

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Any long term readers of this blog will know that often I like to grab a load of terrain and see what new boards I can come up with.As I have the KM Arkham Asylum but I am now in love with the new Marvel game (that I have wanted for years), I thought i…

Drafty in ere Sarge!

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

My last (for the time being) house has now been completed, despite not heeding the instructions and testing the build beforehand it has gone up well and I am chuffed, I am especially happy with the brick rubble which is an excellent product. I am going…

X-men Tearing up a Sentinel in Genosha!

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A while back a fried (Ross) said h had seen some Sentinel parts on ebay that might make good terrain for X-men games.I looked them up and they were Build a Figure parts from Marvel Legends action figures. But then something else caught my eye. Broken S…

Grim’s Dark Futures: Blasted Lunar Wasteland Battlemap, now available for download on Wargame Vault!

Posted on June 19th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Once again I’m back with yet another PDF product in the growing Grinning Skull range, this time with some science fiction themed goodness, may I present to you the: Grim’s Dark futures; Blasted Lunar Wasteland Battlemap. This huge 38 page PDF printable battlemap measures 190cm x 95cm when assembled and is a perfect option for […]

Sectional Terrain: Shorlines Moved inside for detailing

Posted on June 19th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

 The shoreline pieces have been moved inside for detailing (and some raccoon related repairs).  Just a little bit more to do but they’re looking prating good. A shot of the shorter (2 ft) “beach” section where the shipyard will be. …

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Realm of the dead; Opening Cemetery Gates.

Posted on June 18th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s Saturday, and that means it’s yet another post for Grim’s Dungeons of Doom, that being of the advanced (but still quite easy) version of the cemetery gateway, actual opening gates. I have tried to use alternatives methods and materials to give you some different ideas that you can take away and adapt for your […]

Phalanx 2016

Posted on June 18th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I set off early this morning to Phalanx at St. Helens run by the local wargame club, the St. Helens Spartans, this is the third time I have been there and despite having the Satnav I still found it a chore to get to. I took the logical routes the last …

Avengers Statues? Good plan!

Posted on June 17th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hey there,Now Knight Models are re-releasing the older Marvel figures with rules for the new game, I am left with a few doubles including the 4 core members of the Avengers.While I considered some alt colour schemes, I placed the models on the side and…

Apocalypse 28mm: Warnings & Notices of the Dead PDF available for download on Wargame Vault!

Posted on June 16th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Yet again, I’m back with another new PDF, this time with a new addition to the modern horror themed apocalypse range of model detailing; Apocalypse 28mm: Warnings and notices of the dead. This is a collection of modern horror zombie themed signage to add to your models and projects. This PDF can be used with […]

Sectional Terrain: The Secret to My Productivity

Posted on June 15th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Yes, I must confess that I’ve used trained raccoons for years as terrain builders.  They are especially skilled in terrain design and placement as you can see in the picture – Rocket the Raccoon was caught working with a cutout to figure out the p…

Affordable Homes

Posted on June 13th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I may have built more homes recently than the British construction industry, and here is my latest, a rather grand edifice for a well to do Norman farmer. It is another Charlie Foxtrot model but this time I also bought a ’tiled’ base for the building w…

4xD: Paint it grey; The Monotone Monologue

Posted on June 12th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Now, there must be some of you out there thinking to yourselves that I seem to favour the colour grey quite a bit. Maybe it may be a subliminal reflection upon myself and my psyche, but there is method in my madness. Sure, I have to admit that a great deal of my terrain work […]

Making Micro-Scale Buildings with Plaster

Posted on June 12th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

A quick video showing how I use throw-away plastic bits as molds for plaster to make small scale buildings for games like Battletech and CAV.

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Posters, Signs and Warnings PDF free download on wargame vault!

Posted on June 12th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Shameless plug alert!! Since I have been sitting a quite a bit of pre-done material, I thought I might as well pop up my latest PDF from over on wargame vault. It’s yet another 28mm paperkit accessory in my Dungeons of Doom series, to help decorate your models and dioramas, a collection of signage that’ll […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Realm of the dead; Cemetery Gateway

Posted on June 11th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello everyone, it’s me Grim. In my absence, I at least have been amassing a fair bit of material here to continue on with both this series and the blog. I hope you’ll forgive my leave, but shit happens. So, it’s been a while since posting the last dungeons of doom article. With that in […]

Factory Building Review

Posted on June 10th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

This is part three in my series of reviews on Battlefront‘s new modern building line for use with Team Yankee.

Battlefield In A Box has been a very good line of accessories for Battlefront’s game systems.  They do not have to be used exclusively for Flames of War or Team Yankee, however, and may be used with any 15mm system.

Today we will be taking a look at the Factory Building, product code BB 192 and retails for $50.00 USD.

The reviews will all be relatively brief since there is no painting or real assembly required. That in itself is my favorite aspect of the Battlefield in a Box series; open the box and you have an automatic piece of terrain without the hassles of gluing things together and painting all for an affordable price.

The model comes in three pieces, all cast resin and fully painted. The model, when assembled, is 3″ tall and 6.5″ long. 

A view from the top of all three parts.

A view of the inside of the roof and a different angle.

Ground level view unassembled.  Please note the detail on the loading doors and the texture of the walls.

Ground level view of the factory from the front facing.

Ground level view of the factory from the rear.

I really like this model.  The color is great and fits the theme perfectly.  It is a bit bigger than the standard house that we have all seen from the Battlefield in a Box line.  It makes for a great terrain on the game table, especially when combined with other pieces of the new modern line. There is a limited amount of shading and highlights. The only detractor may be the price. $50.00 for a building is a lot of money for a single piece of terrain, however the quality is there and it is a lot of resin going into this building.  I plan on purchasing more of these buildings to add to my collection, which is the best recommendation I can give.  If I could change anything, I do wish they would come out with all Battlefront buildings in slightly different colors to give some diversity to the game table. 

4.5 out of 5 stars.

Visions of Confluence: Upon this Ground

Posted on June 10th, 2016 under , . Posted by

When I first started to build terrain for Malifaux, I had a number of ideas for boards to create and themes to visit. Knowing I’d have to settle on one to begin with, I eventually settled on the concept of a mining/frontier town. At the time I was livi…