All that changed when I decided I'd run a game at 'Bring Out Your Lead '15', the third annual Oldhammer event, being run at Wargames Foundry at the end of July / start of August.
I had already decided that the cramped corridors utilised in Space Hulk could make for a very restricted game. To give the game more room, I decided I was going to base it on a large square gridded table. To this end, I brought in the services of Sarissa Precision, who quickly produced me a set of 16 laser cut board tiles for a very reasonable price. The tiles are covered with a 30mm grid, with the addition of 5-6 detail squares just to add interest.
|One of the 10x10 tiles.|
|All 16 tiles laid out, with a small amount of terrain.|
My hobby time has pretty much been filled with assembly and painting of terrain over the last couple of weeks. Below you can see a couple of photos of the WIP queue!
And this is what I'm aming for. The shacks below are MDF from Wolsung, as is the green wall in the background. The open metal fence is made from pieces from the Mantic Dreadzone kits.
|Tanks from Ainsty, walls and hut from Wolsung, chain-link fences scratch built from car mesh, strip wood and plastic I beams.|
|I'm trying to produce a good result with a few shortcuts. Adding details like this sign helps 'conceal' the rougher round the edges bits!|
|The fence line.|
|Primed and ready for painting. More Wolsung shacks, walls and market stalls.|
|More Wolsung shacks, an Ainsty building, and Mantic Dreadzone buildings.|
I have total of 81 terrain elements to complete ahead of the game, with 45 now done. Still to finish are:
16 board tiles
6 hab units
6 market stalls
Oh, and I have to paint around 40 underhive rioters...
Wish me luck!