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So I've been wanting to make my own scratchbuilt table for some time, believing
that however a fully pimped-out table with every bit of gubbins I can fit onto
it, more than enough makes up for the re-playability and I wont be making it
totally fixed, so pieces can be added on top of what I've done.
There are two main concepts that I will unleash to you all and ask for any and
all ideas you can throw my way or simply suggestions about the kind of thing you
would personally prefer to see, and I'll do my damn near best to fit it in
The first table : Fort Knorkx
The idea is simple enough, a large desert table with small lumps in the almost
featureless terrain, with scattered vechicle wrecks and the occasional small
pile of scrap turned into a make-shift defence against oncoming enemies. The
main idea fluff-wise could be as simple as the orks on this particular planet
needed a refueling point to gather waaagh and repair vehicles as they slowly win
the planet from whatever forces occupy it.
The insides of the fort itself will be fairly militarised (new word I think),
with there being ammo stations, refills for tanks, dreads and kans, as well as a
command building and a recon building and of course, shootas mounted in as many
places as possible (depending on the mission they will either be static or
The waaagh tower in the middle can be used by either team as a vantage point for
a vital infiltrating squad to take out priority targets early game and offer
cover for the advancing forces, as well as the natural dunes.
Although not in the picture, I would also like to have some craters in there on
the further parts of the table for perhaps the assaulting player to sit in
comfortably during the deployment.
EDIT: Suggestions and further planning!
I WILL plan ahead in order to make the fort sections detatch from the board and
give me lots of options for swapping over and also replacing sections blow away
(for missions and special rules)
The desert outside the fort will not be initially littered with objects, but
once the basics are in place I will be making lots and lots of terrain that will
be placable on top of the terrain to give the attackers more LOS blocking or
even just more cover and tank traps.
Graffitti, plain and simple!
A section towards the back, perhaps where one of the buildings sit, can be
replaced with a huge manufacturing plant for GARGANTS! Yes you heard me, a
gargant manufacturing plant where a very talented mek will be half way through
the chassis of his new war machine, complete with scaffolding and all kinds of
whirry bits to build it.
The second table : New Y-ORK City (sorry, I couldn't help it)
This idea is based upon my obsession to create an ork space hulk at one point,
and what better way to celebrate my demise into insanity than by incorporating
said space hulk into a table!
The fluff is simple, a space hulk full of orks ready for a waaagh has crashed
landed spectacularly into a planet totally unoccupied by anything short of
plants and basic life forms, too weedy for a fight and the orks built up from
the space hulk and using much of its gubbins, created a fantastic little
city/town that is the base of operations for the entire sector nearby.
I know the picture isn't the best but it was a very rushed pen drawing during
lunch break but as you can see the space hulk is essentially the centre of the
entire city, with buildings all around ranging from short to tall, and fairly
undamaged as this sector hasn't become target for any other races until now...
Buildings will be more of a civilised (crazy I know) theme, with buildings being
used not so much for peaceful purposes, but that of a
Not sure what else I can really add to the description here, and I guess that is
what you guys are going to decide.
Long story short, I have a huge desert fort or an ork city to choose from
(unless another fantastic idea is suggested, and I will draw up some sketches as
it evolves), and I want as much input from you all as I can get!
Give 'em 'ell lads!
Last edited by omgitsduane; October 15th, 2008 at 09:11.
I like the idea of a huge ork rok that crashes and becomes an ork city, fortress or whatever. That would give you lot of flexibility to modify it with buildings, add-ons, walls or terrain features while still having a big piece of orkish teknology to give it personality.
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I do like the idea of a very interchangable table with many types of buildings that can lock into place as I don't like when the buildings move as it ruins the coollusion (new word)
You could make the entire table on 8 pieces of square board. Put this board on thick foam so you can cut crater's and such. You then have 8 pieces and you can arrange them differently for every match!
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I have thought about that, but to be honest, I will probably make enough random pieces to throw on top of the base of the table there shouldn't be much trouble with adaptable terrain.
until now we have the exact same amount of posts :o
I will spend my lunch breaks tomorrow going over a few different ideas and hopefully get lots of thorough planning out done, as well as some other table ideas if any pop up!
Plus to cut those pieces would require more equipment to buy... the table will set me back a fair few monies already!
I would add some desert rock pillars around maybe on top of the hills. Make the buildings inerchangable obviously, and maybe give the Ork town some more space outward assuming your using a 8'x?' board like i think i just read above. i'm actually in the process of buying some card and Foam and making my first building. Gonna make a Ork Mek Factory, i got 2 HUGE cardboard tubes from my work to add as smoke stacks
I think mesa style rock columns with various levels within the rockthat make them look stacked, would be cool for the table, but you have to spraypaint on them as well, "ORK5 WUZ HEER!" or something like that, graffitti from orks always brings me a smile, so no matter where your opponent places the rock mesa columns, ORKS BEEN DERE!
Rome wasn't built in a day, Either should good scenery.
Another great idea for a piece of movable scenery would be to have a Gargant in construction with a lot of plankways for figures to sit on. Would double as the most bad ass objective as well.
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I think the idea of a desert table is great as long as you have plenty of extra terrain items to add to it to change things up so you dont get board with your investment. The idea from above of cutting it into sections sounds like it could keep things random and I am not sure it would coast much extra to do make the table form wood and the top from foam and use a hot knife to cut it up.
Well best of luck hope to see some pics of what ever you do.
I envision it how houses are built with the scaffolding everywhere to let the workers go about their stuff, and a half finished gargant in the middle, it would be a massive but interesting idea guant! I'll see what I can think up!
"'vrywhere da oomiez be, we been dere ferst!"
Both tables will be very large length ways to accompany a number of changes and also to allow us to really move around the terrain.
I will be making a number of objectings and rocks, wrecks, towers and barricades so that neither player gets the same map ever!