Greetings, this will be my first super serial post on the forum after my introduction on the newbies board
so let's get down to it shall we?
I recently got speaking to one of my close friends about mordheim, and my love of it, but ofc it's pretty difficult to explain with words everything that makes the game so much fun...so I said to him "Hey, you know what? Why don't I put together a few games the next time you're down? (we live in different cities) Then you can make up your own mind about it?" He was all "Coooooooooo bra" and that was that...until I realised that it would only be two weeks till he was in the city...and I had not a single bit of appropriate scenery to hand...and I had never actually built any tabletop terrain before...
but I thought "A screw it!... QUE THE MUSIC!
What follows is a bunch of random photos and explanations of the various pieces of scenery I made for our introductory games, I was not originally planning on documenting the whole ting so there are a few omissions and not much of a logical consistency between the images ^^' But hey, on with the show!
This was the first piece of scenery I made, pretty much your standard corner ruin, like most of the scenery it is made simply out of some foamcore and wooden popsicle sticks, it was mostly a warm up piece to get me familiar with the materials and scale I would be working with.
I also made some tiiiny tiiiny furniture out of a few scrap sticks that were too short to be of better use...and tbh I just really wanted to see if I could do it or not ^^'
Next up I made a bunch of pieces of varying sizes(Mordheim box owners may recognise the building on the left, with the bridge, as being based on the old bridgehouse that came with it
I actually managed to find a few of the old house sprues lying around in the attic so I have tried to put some windows/doors around for old times sake.
Some more up close shots of some ruins I made, they were super quick to make and are fairly flexible gameplay wise.
Another shot of some bits and pieces assembled, including a barricade and ghetto street sign/archway (i'm planning on making market square and for this piece to be a nice entrance or toll booth type deal)
Next up I decided that since I have made enough stuff to cover a good deal of the table, I wanted a unique focal point of the table, something still modular, but with enough character to make it more than just another ruined residence, so I began work on the pub! (Still needing a name for it, I'm thinking it will be ran by dwarfs, you see why when I get to posting the battle reports... any name suggestions?)
The bar in a more finished state...
And the back of said bar, I finished off the stairway on the other side as well but don't think I took any pics of it...
Ofc no bar would be complete without some quality alcohol !
My first attempt at a copper wire tree, I'm going to green sutff on a warped trunk and have it coming though some paving stones, a suitable chaos tree
Just a couple pics of me playing with the bar scenery to try out interesting layouts and judge scale etc...The Jack Daniels and Coke is not part of the table ^^'
And that's the lot! In two weeks I managed to make enough scenery to fill a dense 2x4 table which was more than enough for a good few small games to whet my friend's appetite. He loved the games and is now very keen to expand the table and start up a small campaign to see how it all pans out in the long run! Below are some pics of the battles so you can see how it all fits together...
Beastman Leader- "Charge down the long narrow street towards the crossbow wielding dwarfs with the high ground...what could possibly go wrong!?
Beastmen- "Give us your booze!...I mean...Rawr...and stuff!"
Dwarf Lord- "Did you hear something?"
Slayer- "What, sorry? I was thinking about how much I love my axe...you know I think I would go crazy if somebody ever stole it from me..."
The most complex and intricate of beastmen tactics...the "Pile on" ^^'
Dwarfs on balcony singing- "Beastmen to the left of me, beastmen to the right...and here I am, stuck in the middle with you!..." -fire crossbow-
So that was the result of my epic two week build-a-thon. But since the games were such a roaring success...I now have further objectives to complete for the next visit!
1: Build moar generic buildings! (trying too get some more verticality/walkways etc involved and more clutter/barricades/trees. Enough for a 4x4 table)
2: Finish off the bar! (I think it could do with an extra wall containing the entrance etc and then I want to deck it out with some dwarf decorations etc, the bar is crying for something above it...a mounted skaven head or gun...or both! And I like the idea of making a really big feasting table, one large enough to fight on. Finally I will need to actually name the damn thing ^^)
3: Get some more unique pieces in there! (I'm thinking on making stuff to represent a market square. An overgrown park/ manor garden, what better place for the beastmen to hang? and a herdstone. If the dwarfs have their pub I want my herdstone dammit!)
4: Possibly purchase the GW kit "Garden of Morr" I'm really interested to see how far I can stretch the kit ^^
5: Paint them all!
Anyway, that's enough rambling from me! Hope you all enjoyed, I'mm be keeping this post updated when I make/edit more stuff...ciáo!