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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Terrain for Bolt Action, SAGA and Frostgrave

Inspired by the terrain at the US Grand Melee, I decided to clear out my terrain queue and buff out my meager collection.  Good terrain & nicely painted figures are key to walk-ups when you play in a public space like I do.

First up is the Warlord Games Plastic Ruined Hamlet.   The set was easy to assemble and paint with black primer and drybrushed shades of gray.  I mounted the ruins on MDF so I could do rubble-strewn floorboards.  Modeling pigments break up the sea of gray.  These will pull double-duty in Bolt Action and Frostgrave.







Next are Grand Manner's burnt cabin ruins.  With superb casting and detail, these too were a breeze to prime black and drybrush with shades of gray.
With Frostgrave, I can finally get these lovely statutes by Scribor Miniatures on the table.
I've been a fan of the Fenris Games Viking Rune Stones since I laid eyes on them. The marshy theme was a bit of work but makes them flexible.  In SAGA, I can drop two of these in a terrain element and call it rocky ground OR a marsh. The leaf litter is Green Stuff World's Natural Leaf Litter.  I'm not entirely sure the split grey and brown basing works.  I can circle back and change it in the future if it bothers me enough.




This run was a nice boost to my terrain making confidence.  Now to get a game on and put it out on the table!

31 comments:

  1. Splendid, my favourites are these wonderful Viking Rune Stones...

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    1. Thanks Phil, they're my favorite too! I just ordered a nice drop of Celtic ruins from Fenris & I'm looking forward to it!

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  2. Very nice! I have the warlord hamlet to tackle myself at some point.

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    1. Matt, I think you'll find it goes down easy!

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  3. Wow, those runestones are awesome! Nice brushwork too Monty.

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    1. Thanks Michael! They make me want to play SAGA, like I needed one more reason to do so.

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  4. Fine work Monty and it seems like your in your "gray phase" at the moment. I think Picasso woul appove.
    The sunken heads are from Scibor if I'm not completely mistaken.

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    1. Yes, this is my grayscale, or as close as I'll ever get to it. Because I want to span the terrain across multiple systems, I did have to paint it all roughly in the same scheme. Scribor sounds right, thanks!

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  6. Lovely work, Monty! I think the statues might be scenic dwarf-themed bases from Scibor's Miniatures in Poland, the go-to guys for all things Dwarven. They also do some scatter terrain in the form of ruined colossal statues, well worth checking out.

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    1. Thanks Evan! now I want to look for a colossal statute. Shipping may be an issue. ;-)

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  7. Lovely work Monty!

    Especially liken those ruined cabins. Might have to source some for my upcoming ostfront Winter table.

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    1. Thanks Dai, and yes, the cabins would be ideal for Ostfront.

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  8. Nice standing stones and you've done a lovely job on the hamlet, I was thinking of doing ruins that could do double duty for bolt action and frostgrave, nice to see it can work!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Ian! Any time my terrain can pull double or triple duty is a win.

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  9. Very nice terrain and marvellous artwork! Cheers!

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  10. Those burnt cabins are pretty cool! First time seeing something like that in all my gaming days. Might try my hand at some scratchbuilt versions!

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    1. Rog! They are simple and sweet. Looking forward to seeing your scratchbuild versions and the next SAGA Thorsday!

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