Category: Terrain

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 […]

Terrain: More desert vegetation for Morkai

The idea of adding more vegetation to my desert world of Morkai seems, to some degree, a contradiction with the image of a desert. But anyone who has visited the American Southwest understands that not all arid ecosystems are totally desolate. My vision is that there are are […]

Terrain: Basing Palm Trees

About a year ago, I ordered a bag of eight-inch-tall palm trees from China. They arrived quickly, and they were of excellent quality. All they needed was a good base. That’s what stymied me. If you look back on my initial efforts to build desert terrain, I was […]

Shorehammer Report: A terrain cargo box

Although I haven’t written much about my preparations for  the Shorehammer Convention later this year, I’ve been pretty busy building terrain, painting figures and—tah dah!—a new cargo box to make transporting my convention games a tad easier. It’s called my Shorehammer Cargo Crate. Some time ago, I reported […]