Papa Nurgle’s Land

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Papa Nurgle is happy! The meat mountains are of course separate pieces. A nifty addition would be to devise rules for their slow movement.
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This special warp portal terrain piece was created for the one Battle Missions scenario in which Daemons can deploy from a warp portal. Well it was used twice and then came along the 6th edition and it’s scenarios. Serves as difficult terrain now. I made the middle section 12 years ago, but the original terrain piece it was made for is now demolished and I reused the piece on this as it fitted perfectly.
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A shot of the slime river. I didn’t want to make it too lumpy so as it can still remain playable. The foam edges have been meticulously melted with a strong solvent. The fumes were probably quite toxic, but the end result is nifty.
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A top view of the game board. This game board features around half of the total finished terrain pieces made for this board. I still got an unpainted selection of meat-mountains…

Gaming board (December 2013)

 

 

 

Some terrain pictures from a game played in December 2013 at my home. The game was a 2500 pts game between Space Wolves and Ultramarines and is part of an ongoing campaign of 8 armies belonging to 4 players. I expect we continue to play this campaign well into late 2014.

First some overview pieces of the terrain:

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Then some details from the board:

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And finally a few atmospheric pictures from the game itself:

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The game ended in the glorious victory of the Ultramarines after 5 rounds. In fact Space Wolves player yielded and we did not need to test whether the game would have continued. This was due to the fact that Space Wolves only had 1 objective holder model alive in Ultramarines‘ deployment zone where 3 out o 5 objectives of the game resided. And Ultramarines still had an arsenal of firepower at their disposal – up and including three Dreadnoughts, 20 or so Tactical Marines and 2 Thunderire Cannons.

Miniatures gaming terrain

And now for some miniatures gaming terrain of mine.  I’ve been building miniatures gaming terrain since … well … early 1990’s. And still after all these years I find building new things exceedingly captivating and motivating. For the past few years I’ve built one terrain board every spring and my latest project this year is this board on these pictures. It’s a simple and classic grass/mud terrain board with inlaid little ponds. The ponds are still waiting for a coating of Vallejo’s Water Effects and Vallejo’s Still Water clear acrylic resins, but other than that the board itself is finished.

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Shot from above of a board we used last weekend while playing a game of Warhammer 40K (2500pts Necrons vs 2500pts Tyranids … after a surprisingly interesting and brutal game lasting 6 hours Necrons finally bowed and admitted defeat at the end of turn 6 with a score of 6-7 for the Tyranids). I didn’t bother to make a battle report of the game since half of the forces were unpainted or primed only.

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The industrial ruin pieces of the game board were built something like 10 years ago, but I upgraded their appearance to fit the terrain theme of this board. Good pieces that have served well for yeas and hopefully will see many games in the coming years as well. The pieces with woods I built earlier this year just for this project. I actually made 8 such pieces, but only 2 pieces fit this board. The stones in the middle piece are likewise old terrain pieces refitted to a new theme. I made a bunch of those stones near the change of millennium and they have been very usable and versatile. I have some materials left to make some more wooded stone-riddled pieces, but I don’t know if I bother because I don’t really any more of them at the moment.

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Industrial ruin with a still operational generator! Or something. Perhaps I will add some spillage near the waste barrels, but that’s about the only thing left to do. The toxic pond is unfortunately unclear on this picture, but it was made using a color laser print of a toxic texture and I simply applied an inch of an industrial strength glue on top of it and while the glue was setting I gently poked it stirred it to create an uneven and bubbling surface – worked like a charm except the glue nearly melted away the foam from the edges even after I had applied an ample coating of protection on it!

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A center-piece sized cathedral ruins are still very much a work-in-progress and as far as the painting and weathering goes I don’t think I’ll be hurrying it … it’s a daunting prospect considering the size of the piece (2 feet x 2 feet). But then again … what’s the rush anyway?