Tag: Terrain

Mos Eisley Project: City walls

If you’ve followed the Mos Eisley Project, you know that we’re working to create a tabletop desert town that’s similar to the infamous backwater community highlighted in the original Star Wars movie. We want to make it as cool as possible. That means we need to add some […]

Mos Eisley Project: Sci-fi roofs

As I work on building a backwater, desert town for our 40K narrative campaign, I’m confronting a minor but interesting aesthetic challenge: How do I blend together my 3D-printed, Star Wars-themed buildings with some resin buildings depicting structures more suitable to a medieval-through-20th Century setting? If you’ve read […]

Building ork huts with foam board

Although The Gaffer is our “ork guy,” I recently decided to build a few ork buildings for future skirmish games. Why not? My first decision was the aesthetic style I would use. I remember fondly the box-like ork buildings that appeared in White Dwarf  in its early years, […]

Terrain: The Mos Eisley Project

We’re calling it the Mos Eisley Project. But, no, the Corvus Cluster is not transitioning to a Star Wars theme. We’ve simply been fighting a number of battles in the deserts of Hegira, and we’re enamored by the potential of an exotic, sci-fi-oriented urban setting. The Gaffer and […]

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 […]