Terrain


Making a Wargames mat

I wasn't happy with my array of gaming mats for use with Mortal Gods - they are all too woody, green and more like Northern Europe.  So I decided to experiment and try making my own. The parameters were to be: looks Mediterranean and is easily portable for use on club nights. The finished product - WIP pics below I went with a 3 x 4 size, using a cotton based material as a base which was pinned into place with drawing pins (to stop curling) with a few feet extra on each side.  The first step was to make the base layer using caulk which I scraped thinly across the whole surface. Once this was done a few small patches of gravel were made, as was a small track sized road from one side to the other - I used some ballast as the road surface and some kitty litter along the edges. These were all pressed into the soft caulk and left to dry overnight. I chose a dark coffee coloured caulk to use, so it would be a good base colour The next day another, thinner, layer of caulk was applied - as it dried

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Printed Terrain, Age of Sails and Legos

A package arrived with a couple of 6mm Adeptus Titanicus terrain, that was 3d printed in grey PLA. After I had a few ruins printed for base decoration, I found further files on thingiverse and Florian was kind enough to put them on his Ender. A first couple of items was printed and look how […]

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Weather beaten? Part 1 intro : Tangier... but not as we know it Jim!

A representation of Tangier harbour in 1666. The shape is roughly that of the modern port as seen on various picturesThe English colony in Tangier has always fascinated me. I have gamed it on land and am currently in the process of assembling forces for it again in 28mm.I have gazumped that project with an extension of my Dutch Wars naval adventure. As  I always do, I try and stretch any project every which way to squeeze the maximum juice out. It was an obvious activity to check out Tumbling Dice's other ranges to find out where I could leverage them. The Napoleonic range has xebecs, xebec galleys and dhows.The Tangier Regiment (Kirke's) stand firm in the face of Berber cavalry (Dave O'Brien's collection)Some consultation with various sources informs that the Berber or Barbary Corsairs were a broad and loose amalgam of North African Arabs, privateers and renegade Europeans. Their ships were thus a mixture of Arabic and European types - A pirate fleet with a little difference was clearly on the cards.I h

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Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave Primal Lair

In Nightvault Games Workshop introduced for the first time terrain accessories with the Arcane Hazards for the Underworlds series, and in Beastgrave we see that idea continued with the Primal Lair. The Primal Lair is a set of six terrain pieces, to cover hexes on your Underworlds gameboard or to use on a regular tabletop […]

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Killing Fields Game Mat – Wargaming Recon #238

Killing Fields Terrain (KFT) is relatively new to the game mat world.  Their classic teddy bear fur mat has popped up on game tables all over the place.  Now, The Wargaming Company (also a sponsor of Wargaming Recon) is the North American distributor of their mats. Jonathan covers the classic… Read More» The post Killing Fields Game Mat – Wargaming Recon #238 appeared first on Wargaming Recon.

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Red Phoenix Project - 6mm Korean Village

Back in the summer I kicked off the Red Phoenix Project, the fictitious invasion of South Korea in the mid 1980's based on the novel by Larry Bond.I rebased the infantry and armour to be able to use them with the Seven Days of the Rhine Rules but languishing in the box of shame was a whole bunch of buildings from my first attempt to crack this project a mere 10 years ago. Back then I had painted up perhaps 5 or 6 buildings which left quite a few to get through.The buildings are a mix of Irregular and Timecast from their Asia and Russian Range. The Irregular buildings are cast in metal which is a rarity these days, they are a little rough around the edges but they do some unusual stuff in their numerous ranges. I based each of the buildings on an MDF base and added some textured wall paper to create the occasional tarmac area, I added a number of trees which were lying around to give the buildings more of a rural look.The Irregular Temple makes a great centre piece and bolting on a couple of extra buildin

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Vauban Fort from More Terrain

When it comes to pirate settings Vauban Forts are greatly iconic "buildings". I have been wanting to add such a mighty fortification to my collection of terrain pieces for years. In this post I take a closer look at my recent acquisition: the Vauban Fort from More Terrain.A Vauban Fort has been on my to-do list - or let's say - to-have list - for almost as long as I am playing pirate games. However, most products are 3D printer files such as Laser Dream Works' Vauban Fort Series (see their video). And did you see Anton Ryzbak's mind-blowing fort?I came across the fort on Facebook and was immediately convinced by the photos. I did hesitate to spend the 195 Euros but in anticipation of our pirate campaign I decided to go all in. As is so often the case in our hobby, this seems to have been the right decisions since the fort is now out of stock and who knows if it'll become available again.The Vauban Fort is produced by Germany-based company More Terrain. The model comes painted in two versions: grey and be

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'nids part 272 - Tyranid VSG part 3

Dreadtober starts tomorrow, but I mentioned the other day I had been sculpting the Tyranid Void Shield Generator and so thought I'd just slip this in before I can start sharing my Dread progress. I had been putting the VSG off, for over 3 years now, purely because I wanted to video how to do some of the tendon bits. I finally did the clip and I desperately want this complete, but among so many other projects Dreadtober included there's quite a competition for my limited hobby time.Here's how I sculpt a tendon:And static shots from the completed spine in the video.The inner spine is [almost] complete though.It's not perfect by any stretch but after the gloss and Tamiya Clear Red X-27 it doesn't have to be.My next stumbling block is how it interfaces with the ground. I was going to use some of the wood chips I used on my 'ground-bursting' Trygon but I still need to add some lava stones to look like alien growths. It's a fair bit of work and not without challenges, hence why it has almost caused my renewed

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Military Truck on DriveThruRPG

The Military Truck kit is now available on DriveThruRPG. This kit lets you build a 28mm-32mm scale SciFi Military transport vehicle that comes with several options for the cabin, back tray, and chassis. The tray walls and tail are also hinged so they can be opened. The Military truck parts also works with all our other released Truck kits. Mixing and matching the parts in each kit allows you to build even more vehicles. For example, here’s the Military Truck cabin combined with the Prospector Rover parts.

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Stable doors

I was recently asked for some before and after photos of some terrain, I just happened to finish some terrain today which I got earlier in the week from Charlie Foxtrot Models, one of the models I have always admired from Colin are the stables, a very simple yet superbly modeled piece of terrain.The build was very simple, you just have to remember to line up the doors with the hinges but once this sinks in it is easy. I used Charlie Foxtrot paper tiles for the roof as these always enhance a build no matter what it is. I also liked the simple whitewash coat shown on the original, so I sprayed the whole thing with GW Grey Seer and then, aiming the can towards the top of the building GW Corax White, yes they cost more but I find them far better than the usual cheaper can from Halfords, for this subtle job at least, the roof was a light grey mixed from white and black. It only then remains to weather the building, the bottom was stippled with a beige camo colour and the top and roof with Olive Drab and hey presto

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If you go down to the woods..........

Muskets and Tomahawks last night courtesy of Rob and his lovely figures. A fairly simple scenario with none of Rob's usual surprises so we had a British force comprised mainly of light troops and Indians against an American force split between regulars and woodsmen. I took the Scots of course with some Indian allies and prepared an ambush for the Yankee regulars marching along the road, Rob meanwhile held a small farm.Simon obviously saw the ambush coming and deployed on both sides of the road his skirmishers walked into a hail of fire and were eventually reduced to one man, or woman Reg, who we decided was Davie Crocket although I called him Davina, all that fur. I digress, I advanced my Indians towards the battle line and then thought better of it and pulled them back, I sent one warband towards the farm as the American Green Mountain Boys had turned up and it looked like Rob would need some help as his cannon had had to retreat and was now covering the road instead of cutting down the woodsmen.My JocksMore

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Aeronautica Imperialis – Imperial and Ork Ground Assets

The release of Aeronautica Imperialis was much broader, compared to other product lines introduced by Games Workshop. Among the individual kits is one for terrain, the Imperial and Ork Ground Assets. The flat box costs 32,50 EUR and covers a single large plastic sprue, along with a simple assembly instruction. Unlike other terrain sets, this […]

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Star Wars: Legion – Downed AT-ST

Hello! It’s time to reveal the first card in the Star Wars: Legion series on our blog. For the uninitiated, this is a system from Fantasy Flight Games. It focuses on playing medium sized battles in the Star Wars universe. Currently, the game covers the period of the so-called “old trilogy”, i.e. film episodes IV-VI. Soon there will be a big expansion, which will take us to the time of Clone Wars (episodes I-III). The set that I present to you today is one of the officially released elements of the scenery. The figurine is really big, with quite a lot of details. It can only scare away with the price, because it costs exactly as much as the normal AT-ST. In the set we also get a few cards useful in the game. We decided to enrich the original set with a bit of vegetation – a tufts, bushes, grass and lichens. I invite you to see the photo gallery below Soon you can expect a lot of Legion on our blog. Be alert! Commission painting services- minisforwar@gmail.com / Messenger

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Warcry Ravaged Lands – Shattered Stormvault

With Warcry filling in the fantasy counter-part of Kill Team, Games Workshop supplies the game with their variant of the Killzones called Ravaged Lands. We have covered a couple of those Killzones already on the blog, for example Killzone: Sector Mechanicus and Killzone: Sector Fronteris. And today we cover the first of the Ravaged Lands, […]

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Terrains 4 Games 15mm-modern

💥Recently finished project (first WIP photos) - exhibition diorama in 1:100 (15mm) scale with Hesco fortification made to special order for Megmar Logistic &Consulting Ltd.😲🖤 💥On photos you can see example military base in Europe based on HESCO Mil deffensive barriers and bastions ... and our models - modern polish forces, Humvee & KTO Rosomak. 💥On photos you can see example military base in Europe based on HESCO Mil defensive barriers and bastions ... and our models - modern polish forces, Humvee & KTO Rosomak.Tterrains 4 Games 15mm-modern

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