Free Terrain to a Good Home

 

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Four Pieces 9″ x 14″ mounted on plexiglass. WW2-flavor ruins, change the posters and they could be any warzone or post-apoc setting.

Scratch built out of styrofoam, foam core, cardboard, I made these ages ago when I taught “Military Miniatures and Table Top Gaming” as a part of an after-school program in local middle schools. Sturdy for constant use/abuse, slightly oversized to make it easy to maneuver figs in and around, they’re veterans of hundreds of battles and have held up well.

They’re taking up needed shelf space and I figured it’s better to send them off to someone who will use them than them to collect dust. Figs are for scale and are NOT INCLUDED.

Comment here if you’re interested and we can work out a postage quote to your confirmed address.

 

New Terrain Piece

Saw this Star of Chaos bouncing around online late one night and thought I should do something with it. So…

 

A scrap of 1″ insulation foam, a couple hours with an X-acto, some house paint, and voila! an Evil Dias.

Mantic ghouls scrounged from my bitz box make appropriate Tormented and Damned climbing from the flames while a Reaper Bones skeleton on throne adds a dash of underworldly tyrannical menace. I might fuss with it a bit more but right now it looks like a good place for a final Boss fight for one of our mini-campaigns.

A couple more shots:

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NEXT UP: FREE TERRAIN TO A GOOD HOME

MOUT and Mat

As promised, pictures of the GameMatz mat. Judge for yourself. Also took some pics of my reinforced Near Future MOUT team on the mat to give you some context.

The MOUT team was initially composed of excellent Pig Iron NF Infantry with an Old Crow APC, an old Void Viridian sniper for support, an old metal CAV Simba mech to hump gear, plus two excellent Zandris IV battlesuits for slugging it out in the ruins.

I wanted to beef the team up a bit so I picked up an old VOR Union ARES battlesuit off eBay then a cool looking grav drone from Khurasan Miniatures. (fits nice, eh?) Well then I had to hunt down figs to represent elite Delta-types. Settled on a rather obscure set from Sergeant Major Miniatures. The aesthetic was similar to PI stuff, plus the NVGs were very cool.

Here they are. Have a good week.

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Black patches upper left, center top, left of center crater bottom edge. Small logo lower right.
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Printing is fairly stark B/W. Again, not terrible but less than expected.
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ARES Suit with Sgt Major figs
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Bravo Squad with Big Dog
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Drone footage?
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Very keen grav-drone from Khurasan Miniatures. You need one of these for your NF force
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Skulking through the rubble
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Point and Shout
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Support elements.

Wire Cutter Test Pieces

With a ruined castle looming on the horizon of our SOBH campaign, I picked up a hot wire cutter off Amazon. I made two very simple  test pieces to get a feel for how it works.

It’s a very handy tool with loads of terrain-building potential. Nasty fumes aside, it cuts  1″ and 2″ insulation foam like a dream, and now that I’ve got some mistakes out of the way, the next batch will be that much better. Now I get to hunt down inspiration for the Storm Crag Keep – a very cool problem to have.

Next SOBH adventure Tues eve: “The Desecration of St. Cuthbert’s Abbey.” Have a great weekend.

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Junction Box Bunker no. 3

Gaming schedule is getting back on track next week. Here’s one of the new terrain pieces for the upcoming mini-campaign. Even if you don’t add detailing from your bitz box, Home Depot is an excellent source for inexpensive, interesting structures. A little spray paint, some drybrushing, and you’re good.

Electrical gangbox and bitz.
Electrical gangbox and bitz.
Add some plastic bulkhead doors from the Sedition wars set.
Add some plastic bulkhead doors from the Sedition wars set.

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Modified TAG soldier goes full-auto on old VOR NeoSov mutant.
Modified TAG soldier goes full-auto on old VOR NeoSov mutant.

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Upper walkway is two plastic .22 bullet holders supported by plastic girders
Upper walkway is two plastic .22 bullet holders supported by plastic girders
Wish that gun emplacement worked.
Wish that gun emplacement worked.
Hannibal at the gate!
Hannibal at the gate!

Sci Fi Interior Boards

A while back I wanted interior terrain for quick and dirty guncrawls. Five years teaching TTGs as part of an After School Enrichment Program and running a Game Room impressed me with the need for durability, simplicity and playability. Thus these Interior Boards were fabricated out of insulation foam and MDF, with minimum fiddly, breakable detail, and a 1.5″ hex grid to speed up play. They’re configured to maximize re-playability.  Inexpensive resin scenics like crates, computer consoles, and weapons/fuel caches add even more variety.

Here’s some pix:

The four boards separated. Two 24" x 24" and two 12" x 24".
The four boards separated. Two 24″ x 24″ and two 12″ x 24″.
Sector Red 21
Sector Red 21
Sector Red 22
Sector Red 22
Green 21 has several inlaid screens and permanent computer stations
Green 21 has several inlaid screens and permanent computer stations
Green 22 contains power grids/generators
Green 22 contains power grids/generators
Resin Scenics on plexiglass. Bases are increments of 1.5"
Resin Scenics on plexiglass. Bases are increments of 1.5″

 

Very much a low tech Underground Secret Lab, these work with anything from WW2 to Sci Fi to Post Apoc. These halls have seen plenty of carnage over the years and are holding up well, considering.

Guess I’d better get building my Bug Hunt Corridors if I want anything Hi-Tech.

Fig in Storage Area with some permanent resin crates and lockers.
Fig in Storage Area with some permanent resin crates and lockers.
Permanent console with one of the moveable caches
Permanent console with one of the moveable caches
One of the permanent computer stations. Armorcast, IIRC
One of the permanent computer stations. Armorcast, IIRC
Ventilation fan and holo-console.
Ventilation fan and holo-console.

The hex grid/board game feel make these pretty popular, movement and weapon ranges suddenly super-simple. Rule mechanics fade and the game, with its mission and story, come to the forefront. Last week’s Game Night went incredibly smooth, in fact. So much so, I’m considering hunting down a hex mat on eBay now.

Anyway, ask any questions. I’ll post answers ASAP.

Have an excellent day.

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Bunkers for Sho3box

As requested, some shots of two bunkers made from electrical junction boxes and assorted gribbly bits. Made these years ago. Might be time for a trip to Home Depot and try my hand at some new structures.

CnC Bunker. My first attempt with lots of extra details.
CnC Bunker. My first attempt with lots of extra details.
Side view.
Side view.
Get out of here Stalker!
Get out of here Stalker!
Great figs from Lead Adventure.
Great figs from Lead Adventure.
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Second attempt. Straight up military bunker this time. Not as many fussy bits to break off.

 

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Antenociti Workshop door. The plastic cuts easily enough with a Dremel.

 

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Camo-topped awning with sandbags and map table. High enough to squeeze figs and fingers in there.