• Hill with a drop

    I really like terrain.  I enjoy making terrain, and I think it makes the game more challenging and enjoyable.  I do not shy away from custom terrain, and still think Steamroller rules are a little restrictive.  Not being able to place a wall on top of a hill? Okay, I admit that Steamroller is a special case, and terrain needs to be standardized to keep certain crazy combos from skewing a match.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t get a little crazy at the LGS during a friendly match, right?  That is where custom terrain shines! Let’s take a look

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  • Trenches

    Hardest Wargaming Terrain Ever A few months back, one of the local game stores agreed to host a Warmachine Rumble.  These were going to be 35 point Steamroller games on the 30″ tables. I decided that the store needed more terrain, so took it upon myself to make trenches for the 10″ tiles we already made. Step 1 – Cut Trench In Warmachine, the trench is a 3″x5″ tile that provides cover and prevents blast damage.   I chose plywood as my tile material.  In retrospect,  I would like something thinner than the 1/8″ thick ply, and just as sturdy

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  • Cryx Pump House

    I was supposed to do terrain for the Crossroads of Courage, but got distracted by a plastic blister after picking up an X-Wing model last weekend. I figured it would make a good bunker or shed, and finally landed on the pump house idea. My thoughts are that the building will be an obstruction, and the green bile pool will serve as an acid pool. No swimming unless you’re wearing your acid proof wet suit.

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  • Mine Entrance

    Inspired by the Crossroads of Courage Narrative League, I took a couple hours to throw together a piece of scatter terrain for the campaign. I started with quarter inch plywood for the base. On large pieces, I do not recommend the ply. It warps. For smaller models, the warping doesn’t seem to be a problem. Time will tell. I purchased a tunnel entrance from the model railroading section at our local Hobbytown USA. N scale. It was on sale for less than 10 bucks. I had a pile of cut up foam left over from an earlier project. I positioned

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  • Rumble Tiles

      Tiles for a Rumble Format Game I feel like one of the locations we play weekly doesn’t have enough terrain.  So I designed some tiles that I will hopefully have done before we start the new “Courage” campaign.  They’re 10″ tiles, which will be arranged to form the 30″ play area for rumble games.  The great thing is that if I want to adapt them to a 48″ table, I only have to create some 10″x8″ tiles that can be fit on the end, along with a 8″x8″ corner.  All the rivers meet in the center of each tile,

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