Friday 28 August 2015

IHMN #2: Breakthrough the Badlands

The scene is set. Lord Curr's Company has reached the edge of Scorpion Hollow with their transport, a scheduled Ironclad boat, due to leave at it's appointed hour. but Victoria and her Palace Guard have moved to intercept.

Wednesday 26 August 2015

WIP Wednesday

New terrain project starts up. The graveyard was a set up I've been wanting to do for a long time. A similar long desired terrain area is a public park.

I have several 6"x 6" thick card squares from an old board game (Cluedo Super Sleuth in fact) that I am going to use for basing different areas of the park. Grass areas will be joined by sections of formally planted beds and displays.

I also have a nice scratch built wall I purchased from Ebay years ago that is getting a re-paint.

Friday 21 August 2015

Graveyard Finished

It taken (quite) a while to complete, but the graveyard for my Cathedral is finally completed.

Wednesday 19 August 2015

WIP Wednesday

Does 2 weeks in a row make it regular?

The main structure is complete with steampunk pipes etc fitted. The inside is just a standard texture option set to "mirrored" in the printer settings. Floor level is at ground level, hence the steps down. The walls have a layer of mounting board in between them. It feels quite sturdy.

I've cut out the bottom half of the windows on the side door for shooting out of, and the door has been opened up, with the hinged side only cut through the first 2 layers, leaving the inner card surface to hinge. Inside I've only fitted one piece of equipment, but another will probably follow.

Now onto sorting out the roof.

Monday 17 August 2015

Deep Cut Studios Cobble Mat

Since starting playing "In Her Majesty's Name" I'd started to become unhappy with my terrain options for playing in that period, having too many similar "old house in the woods" tables set up.

Having a decent looking surface on the table was a stumbling block. My fantasy town games had made do with an earthy ground in the past, and I'd tried to do some cobbled streets on the reverse of my modern roads (made from vinyl tiles) but the edges curl annoyingly. I've looked round the web at some home made cobble tables, but on pricing it up the costs were not that different, and with so many other projects on my list I decided to take the plunge and get a cobbled cloth mat from Deep Cut Studios. My gaming table is 6' x 3' and I really only play skirmish games so I went for the 3' x 3' option.

Wednesday 12 August 2015

WIP Wednesday

Don't know if this will become a regular feature, but I'm shamelessly stealing Airfix's "workspacewednesday" Facebook thread.

In this case it's a Dave Graffam Steampunk Building #1 with accessible interior. Walls are reinforced with mounting board between the printed 210gsm card textures. I've bought the Fat Dragon Games RavenFell Steam Items to furnish the insides. Not exactly sure how I'll be doing the roof yet...

Sunday 2 August 2015

Claymore 2015: Dungeonbowl and Dinosaurs.

The first Saturday in August usually presents the Edinburgh Wargames Show, Claymore, and once again Arabiansquire and myself were in attendance. Now different people go to these shows for different reasons. We are there to play a few games, a bit of shopping and a look around. Pretty much in that order. I'll just say now that the looking around section didn't mange much more than a quick peek as we walked past, so I'm afraid if you will have to surf elsewhere for the pictures  of the lovely set ups.