Tag: Terrain

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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 […]

Terrain with static grass

We continue to add bits of terrain to our wargaming table collection. A little over a year ago we started with rough-looking area terrain tiles and have added pieces along the way. You can check out our method for prepping MDF so it does not warp in a blog […]

Making tundra terrain tiles

I look forward to each of the HMGS East Conventions to shamelessly plagiarize other people’s great ideas.. A fella had a great board set up at one not too long ago. He had bought it from “The Terrain Guy” who used a heavy rubber interlocking floor tile which was […]

Review: Hive city shanties

Whether you are a manufactorum worker living in the squalor outside a great hive city–or a mutant struggling to survive in the radiation-soaked wastelands of a desert planet–your most likely home across the Corvus Cluster is the humble and cobbled-together rockcrete and plasteel shanty. At the recent Cold […]

Review: The Surform

The Surfoam is a valuable tool for any hobbyist who works with rigid insulation foam—Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)—for building terrain. Essentially a specialized rasp, the cutting edge of a Surfoam looks similar to a cheese grater attached to a handle. It is commonly available in DIY stores, such as Home […]