First step to any terrain project is drawing inspiration for the piece under construction. From my RSS feeds, I’ve been collecting terrain themed posts. Various game systems are represented, Malifaux, Mordheim, 40K, and FOW to name a few.
The conflict in Iraq provides a look into what fortifications really look like. Easily modeled, but I wonder how well the simple lines of concrete walls would translate to the table top. There is a reason GW covers everything in skulls – the sense of fantasy and hyper-realism goes hand in hand with gaming.
The other end of real life is Malifaux – a dimensional blasting combination of Old West, Gothic, Demon World and a few other genres. These PDF files are a collection of game locations that really help set the mood for terrain building:
Reference for a Gremlin Moonshine still – I have a request to figure how to build one. With a few Hirst barrels, wire and green stuff it should come together nicely.
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