Orks

The Great 40k Terrain Challenge 8: An Orky Aegis Line

We have a fair bit of terrain to hide behind and some nice buildings and industrial pieces. However, neither TheGM nor I have gotten around to building an Aegis Line. It’s pretty unsatisfying to have a nice table set up and then have to look at a bunch of random bits that “counts as” an Aegis Line.

So we looked up the measurements and the lads at the Bell of Lost Souls forum had a thread started on the subject. (See BOLS Aegis defense measurements.)

  • The long wall piece is 5-3/16 inches, or about 13cm, in length. (x 4)
  • The short piece is 1-15/16, or about 5cm, in length.(x 4)
  • At the tallest, they’re 1-9/16, or 4cm in height.

So! Translating the above it would be 4 pieces @ 5 1/4″  and  4 pieces @ 2″.

We also took a look at the Forge World barricades for inspiration and compatibility size wise. We have lots of bits and pieces around so this should be a pretty easy build.

Kromlech_Ork_Barricade

Barricade set made from resin by Kromlech.

Shown above is a pretty good set from Kromlech available at a reasonable price and saving on that most precious of commodities, TIME. But we’ll make a set from scratch anyway. The biggest hurdle is getting started.

Here is a nice video to get some ideas on various ways of doing walls and barricades:

So, let’s gather some materials, shall we?

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We’ll start with some foam board instead of our usual MDF. I’ve not used foam core board for basing before, so this will be a good experiment. We’ve cut out some shapes roughly about the right size.

 

 

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Peeling the top of the foamcore board.

We peeled the paper off the top and put a layer of white glue on the bottom to provide some stiffness. When we glue the top, it should help prevent curling/warping.

 

 

 

 

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Wood coffee stirrer and some Hirst Bloks.

Once the bottom was dry, we glued a coffee stirrer long-ways with a Hirst Bloks casting to give it a little weight.

Then each night, we added a few bits until we got a good looking barricade.

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Adding bits and pieces.

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Just about done.

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Spray painted black and dry brushed with metallic paint. Then detailed and washed with agrax earth shade and brown paint to mess it up a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Imperial Guard makes use of some abandoned ork positions.

Worked out much better than expected. When we get a chance we’ll make an imperial line.

The Corvus Cluster is a Warhammer 40K blog documenting our gaming adventures in the fantastical sci-fi universe of Games Workshop.

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