Tag: Terrain

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 […]

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Terrain: Desert Tank Traps

I finally have finished a pair of tank traps to serve on the battlefields of the desert worlds of the Corvus Cluster. I first referenced my efforts on this terrain project in an earlier rant, “A story of frustration: Making desert terrain.” In that blog, I complained that […]

A story of frustration: Making desert terrain

TheGM: Most blogs about terrain-building are how-to articles . . . or visual celebrations of a hobbyist finishing a terrain project. Not this time. My story is about frustration—and no small number of setbacks. Much of the fault lies with myself. I am overly ambitious at times, and […]

Building a Tau tower

The Tau are a technologically advanced race with an elegant sense of aesthetics—and thus an architecture far different from the brutish and darkly gothic look of Imperial buildings. As I have a sizable Tau army—and my goal is to expand the Tau presence throughout the Corvus Cluster—it seemed […]