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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Presenting Beautiful Battlefields !

Making a great Warhammer Fantasy Battle wargaming table your aspiration.

If you need it, here's some inspiration for you...(click to enlarge all images in a new window)



From the Plastic Legions blog (my personal favourite Games Workshop related blog. It's owned by John, a passionate, smart and interesting gamer. Great pics, opinion, news and superb battle reports). A very popular blog and recommended - he's on my blogroll.

The Jungle ruined castle style Wargames Board was made by Rich and it's John's Realm of Battle board...







Obviously this scenery is not totally practical for a Warhammer Fantasy Battle with massed ranks of troops but that's not the point, the idea is to show you what can be done.



Another board I find quite inspiring that I stumbled across on the internet. I quite like the idea of adding roads to a Fantasy Battle. They could also be used in victory conditions or you could even introduce a custom rule to take the importance and tactical advantage of a road into account, eg. march moves at +1".


pic from flickr: JHG Hendriks' photostream



And something a little more practical...



Note the low hills and gentle inclines which your miniatures should be able to stand up on ! Don't forget this when making hills :) Also, the roads and rivers are in generic removable sections so they can be postioned differently for every game - something else worth remembering ;-)

pic: I think I found this on flickr (sorry I forgot to save the link)



If you develop a passion for modelling terrain, scenery and war game boards and you have a spare lifetime then try something like this...


pic from: matakishi.com (used without permission all rights reserved by the owner)



And, if you really need want a challenge try beating what is supposed to be the biggest wargaming board ever...


I believe this is almost 30' x 30' so about 900sq feet - 37 times bigger than the average gaming board !

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5 comments:

  1. Glad you like the pirate castle. It was built with Legend of the High Seas in mind.

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  2. I do indeed. Are you Richard, the maker of the castle ?

    If so, do you have any other building shots I can add to a later post I'll be doing on war games scenery ?

    Thanks for commenting CTF.

    Sigmar

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  3. PS. I've just added Chicago Terrain Factory to the blogroll.

    All the best,
    Sigmar

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  4. Yes - I'm Rich and the builder of the castle.
    This blog post has the finished castle with links to the earlier WIP posts.
    http://chicagoterrainfactory.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/ruined-castle-complete/

    Be sure to check back in with Plastic Legions - he's finished a dungeon to go with the castle.

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  5. Thanks for the update Rich, that's a very tidy piece of modeling.

    Is the dungeon you;re referring to the Skirmish Battle Board here:- http://plasticlegions.blogspot.com/2010/06/skirmish-battle-board-done.html

    All the best,
    Sigmar

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