Skip to main content

First tourny table created

Sam here with an update on what Damien, Bruce and I have been up to recently.

As we begin to host some tournaments in Worcestershire, a few of us decided that we wanted to make some of our own terrain. We have made enough for two boards and therefore the first Six Up Save terrain has been finished.

Back in January last year, myself and Matt bought a lava gaming mat from Deep Cut Studios but have had no terrain to place on it. Adding to the fact that this board is going to live in Damien's gaming room we thought a Khornate / Daemonic / lava board would be perfect.

Those attending Back To Basics and any of our other events will possibly play on this table. We have built enough to do this and another similar board.

So far we have built:

4 lava filled craters
4 empty craters (not on above board)
3 smaller 6" high volcanoes
1 large double chimney volcano. 9" high
1 large archway (not on above board)
12 rocks
3 towers of rubble for models to be able to climb (not on above board.)

When they arrive from the post we will also have some flickering led smoke markers which will hopefully help bring the board to life a bit more.

My main job during this project was do paint the lava and it was a lot of fun. Here is a closer picture of the lava pools that I painted to match the board.

I am very happy with how they came out.


My paint recipe for these is as follows.

Model air hull red
Model air light red
Game colour medium orange
Games workshop troll slayer orange
Games workshop fire dragon bright
Model air yellow ocre 
Model air medium yellow
Games workshop flash gitz
Games workshop white scar / flash gitz 1/1
Model air light red to tidy the whole thing up at the end.

For the volcanoes I followed the same process but then used Valejo water effect to give it a more natural look.

This whole project started with me and Damien getting chipboard, polystyrene, filler and a lot of PVA glue. Damien cut all of the wood to the right sizes whilst I sanded and began to carve the polystyrene volcanoes.
The craters were a fantastic idea of Damien's and look really effective. He made them by smoothing out filler into a circle like so.
Our archway was made using all of our off-cuts and is big enough for a rhino to drive through. A Khorne symbol is carved into its base and will be filled with blood.
The rocks were made out of expanding insulation foam. Simply sprayed onto wood. Allow to dry. Spray black and dry brush grey.

We are very happy with what we have made and aim to get a second set of tables done using Bruce's terrain before the Back to Basics tournament.

If anyone has any ideas for boards that they would like to see in the future please comment and let us know, we would like your ideas.
Our current plans are nuclear waste lunar board, ruined city and snow.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Death korps of Krieg

Hello everyone, Sam here, it has been a while since I have posted on here and wanted to share what I have been working on. My first loyalist (shudder) army. Also my first guard army. 
Over the past 10 months or so I have been slowly building and painting a Death Korps of Krieg army using the seige of Vraaks book. I have been attempting a unit a week but like we all do my attention and attitude towards painting blows hot and cold.
I was origionally drawn to Krieg due to their post apocalyptic / menacing appearance and thought that they would be perfect for a renegades army. However the more that I read and planned the army, the more interested in the Krieg themselves that I became. This lead me to my first order of death riders and the other more krieg units. This is not to say that i wont experiment with renegades as i have found some wicked looking zombie krieg models that I may incorperate in the future. I expect this army to play in a totally different style to those I currently use …

Escape from Eidolon Doubles Tournament

I would like to say a massive Thankyou to everyone that came along and took part in the day. It was my 1st attempt at running a tournament and you all made it so much fun. I sincerley hope you all had at least as much fun as I did today! 
I have to thank the Guys from Celestial Forge again for providing those beautiful tables for us to play on, and Andy for helping with the certificates and the seals on them as well as providing the food and getting us all together in the 1st place with his shop. 
Results
Congratulations to the following players: 1st Place - £25 Worcester Wargames Vouchers Each
Marcin WitzcakMaciej Chamier-Cieminski
2nd Place - £20 Worcester Wargames Vouchers Each
       Jamie Stevens                   Liam King
3rd Place - £15 Worcester Wargames Vouchers Each
Sam CornickJamie Shouler
Wooden Spoons
Commiserations to David Thompson and Chris Mitchell for coming in last place and winning the wooden spoons.
Here's the full table of results:
PlacePlayer 1Player 2TP…

30K army and first outing for the iron warriors

Hey guys, Sam here wanting to share a little about the progress of my iron warriors and my first heresy game in 6 months!
About a year ago I began collecting a pre-heresy Salamander army. I Enjoyed playing it and took it to a few events. Then I read Angel Exterminatus, Iron Warriors omnibus and Storm of Iron. This persuaded me to abandon the green armoured emperor loving pansies and begin a legion with real metal! in the words of The D: "you can't kill the metal!"

Iron Warriors really appealed to me because they struck me as a legion which could be used for dual purpose as well as having a lot of components that I like. I run these as chaos marines as well as pre heresy marines. Their pragmatism and seige warfare is cool as well as them being undivided, so I can run them with either daemon army :)
So my army as it stands is around 6000 points with Perturabo (next order) and I am nearly at the end of a collection. There are a few units here and there but overall I think I…