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Yes, I'd buy lots of scenery its very important to my game.
Maybe I would buy some, but not all that much. It's good to have but not essential.
No, I'm not interested in scenery, it doesn't matter to my game.
Loooooooong time no see. Long story short, went to college more or less stopped collecting, went to uni and totally stopped gaming, finished uni and now starting a wargames company. Ah it's good to be back. I'm in the process of planning the first ranges of models, at the moment I've got a handful of artists and sculptors working with me and things are developing nicely. We are still in the very, very early planning stage, haven't even got a website yet or registered the company. However we do know what we want to do and what our products will be like. Our first game will be a 40mm scale sci-fi skirmish game, but we've also got fantasy and historical games that we want to develop.
One of the major things we want to do is support our figure ranges with extensive scenery ranges in resin and fiberglass for bigger items. I want this to be our "unique selling point" for the company. I personally love scenery building, but it is time consuming to do from scratch and whats out there is very expensive if its any good. I'd love it if someone could produce quick to prepare, high quality and affordable scenery - and I suppose if you want something done you should do it yourself eh ! I have lots of experience with making models in resin through my current company making model ships and I know the process and costs very well and I think it's all achievable. But what I don't know is how important scenery is to you guys, and I want to find out. If a range of figures was supported by a large scenery range with lots of detail and for less than a kidney, would you go for it or would you not bother? When I say for less than a kidney, I mean around the £15-20 mark for a 28mm scale building like a tavern or a cottage etc, and around £50-70 for bigger items such as a landing pads or bunker complexes with all the bells and whistles. I'd appreciate your thoughts.
That's the option I'd have gone for, personally, I've planned up some terrain to make that's themed specifically to my armies.
I, as a preference, enjoy to make my own conversions and terrain so I may be particularly biased.
Some lovely scenery larger bits perhaps - I'd consider purchasing.
Scenic model stands I can see selling - painting up an army and having a resin or plastic slotted display could be eyecatching.
Perhaps specific types of scenery with cards with optional rules so Wargamers get a terrain piece and a potential scenario to play along with it.
It would have to be more than just a piece of scenery to spend more than a little on to be honest. I have a couple of forests and a hill, but that's it premade.
Fantasy: Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Beastmen and Tomb Kings.
LotR: Misty Mountains and Rohan
I'd also go for that option but I voted the top one as it is essential to my game (playing 40k, if you have no scenery you die...)
Specific rules with scenery could be good and encourage me to buy it.
Boxsets of scenery that fit well together are also encouraging.
If you provide a reason to use terrain, and perhaps focus rules written specifically for your pieces (thereby making it difficult to "balance" selfmade pieces) I think it would sell.
I'd avoid fiberglass though. As someone who works with autos, I can tell you that unless you're planning VERY large pieces, its a bad idea. Broken fiberglass is like a razorblade, and it can be very brittle. It's also difficult to 'sculpt' or achieve fine details. Machines to work with it can get pricey, and working by hand takes forever. Not to mention it hates standard paint.
I voted yes but I don't buy a lot of terrain. I scratch build about 90% of my terrain.
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Welcome back, Will! Great to hear from you again.
I love hearing that your enthusiasm for wargaming is still alive and kicking, and especially your talent in making your own stuff. Be sure to post more about your upcoming game!
About scenery, hmm... I don't know actually, I haven't reflected much on buying finished terrain since it tends to be very expensive. Affordable options, now that's a different topic althogheter. I'd be interested to see what you can cook up, I'll tell you that!
OMG Camel! It's been way too long indeed, great to see you! I never lost interest in gaming as such, but it was a weird taboo on my uni course. I suppose it's because it's a modelmaking course and loads of people come onto it from a gaming background and they don't want everyone doing it and not learning other skills which is fair enough I suppose. Looks like it didn't work on me . I graduated a year a go and I've happily self employed since. The games company is a really exciting prospect, but myself and the guys and gals involved with the project want to do it properly and professionally, which unfortunately means very high overhead costs. But we'll get there soon . I'll definately keep you posted!
High detailed resin scenery at a decent price, in the correct scale to use with my 40k scenery and models?
I would buy some of that.
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I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff