At first glance it might seem odd that the settlement of Hyam's Landing was ever founded. It occupies a dusty patch of plain that is remote from any major starport or what passes for a city on backwater fringe worlds. Water is hard to come by and the gases in the local atmosphere begin to corrode any structure almost as soon as it is constructed. But Hyam's Landing is ideally placed as a staging post for the long trading caravans that wend their way deeper into the interior. Prospectors and miners from the adjacent lowhills come to town with their finds and to spend their cash. And in spite of the presence of a foreboding Imperial Blockhouse and its garrison, the facilities offered by the discrete starport are attractive to off-world traders looking to keep a low profile.
I've been asked a few times to show off my terrain with a full table set up. This is a 4x4 table which includes all of my Necromunda and fringe world buildings, all of which have been painted in a complementary colour scheme. I didn't set up a larger table with my Helsreach style terrain as I don't have a big enough table at home to do it! I'm sure it would all mix in nicely though. The buildings area mix of scratchbuilds by Grimsforge, some made by me from Necromunda bulkheads and a couple of unreleased GW hardfoam habs.
In so far as a set of terrain is ever complete, I think this is pretty close. I've got a nice mix of sizes and themes of buildings. I could probably do with a few more walls and fences though.
The bazaar is my favourite building to date. I plan to complement it by adding some of the Necromunda market stalls.
Currently everything is laid onto a flat mat. I'd like to add in some different heights with some risers, and also perhaps some area terrain (rubble, scrap piles etc) to increase the texture of the playing surface.
Any new additions will of course be covered in future posts!