Category: Terrain

CNC milling for sci-fi desert buildings

TheGM: What is CNC milling? A milling machine is a 200-year-old technology that uses rotary blades to cut away material from a block of wood, plastic, or metal. It essentially carves away the material to create whatever it is that you want built. A computer-numerical control (CNC) milling […]

Fighting 40K in lush rural terrain

TheGM: If anyone looks closely at some of the battle reports of the past six months, they might notice that some of my battlefields are quite “terrain intensive.” There are several reasons for that. For one, I got into this hobby as a historical miniatures gamer. So, if […]

Terrain: Asphalt Roads

TheGM: For a number of years, I’ve pondered how to construct asphalt roads for my game table. But I could never settle on a material for the project. Should I make my roads out of roof shingles? MDF board covered in sandpaper? Or just pick up a commercial […]

Roadside walls for agri-worlds

I have just completed my most beautiful and satisfying terrain project in years. I wouldn’t call it typical 40K terrain. In fact, most gamers would say it’s more useful for historical gaming. But it was inspired by a desire to really “up my game” when it comes to […]

Building a skirmish table (Part 1)

Building a dedicated game table for the Shorehammer Convention in Ocean City, Md., was a major project for this past year. In June, I wrote about a storage box I built—designed specifically to protect and transport this dedicated table. The months that followed saw me devote an inordinate […]