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Part one of my Jungle Table: The Beasties!
(I got catchans, and decided to do a tables worth of scenery to match.)
I was thinking of doing a campaign, and playing as a neutral ref with a scenario for everyone (place counters on table, a shedload of jungle terrain and use jungle rules)
- The results of the scenario lead on to what you have in an apocalypse game to finish a phase in the campaign. (4 Phases, Jungle, Manufacture, Feral and then Imperial world, fought for one planet at a time.)
See scenery forums for what i'll do on the other planets
you randomly roll for what you find under the counters - Fungal spores patches (Tyranid black reach / genestealer sprue spore bits) Ripper nests disturbed (Tyranid Rippers) a crashed landspeeder (I got one in my junk) Pool of quicksand etc.
(Made from Tyranid Warrior, Various Tyranid Arms scrounged/swapped for)
(Mostly Tyranid / Catchan HW Plants.)
I was thinking about using the adrenal glands for little spiders (I did want the LOTR Spider Bases, but not done yet)
Can anyone think of other beastie bits?
WFB squigs / spiders / Giant spider considered.
Part 2 will be Scenery:
Lots of jungle tree sprues, GW Jungle bushes, Aquarium plants, maybe the arcane ruins.
Part 3 will be the catchans:
Vet Squads, Sents, Harker and Stracken. A converted master of ordenance too.
Please, please post tips, comments and ideas up too.
Last edited by stayscrunchyinmilk; May 15th, 2009 at 13:33.
Lot's of directions you can take with a jungle table. Perhaps some suggestions to help diversify the terrain from just foresty jungle:
If you're going to make it as a true modular table you can work with levels, like a big gorge with some bridges over it, a complex waterfal etc etc etc.
If you're going for a 'normal' table setup with separate scenery elements still lot's of fun stuff to do. Some ramblings:
-A big ass temple complex, , can be great to provide some more open terrain to allow the use of vehicles and such. Also this might be a great opportunity for some multi-level terrain with walkways, terraces, bridges spanning between elevations,
-A river, always interesting, or a system of smaller streams. ^perhaps an ancient sluice or irrigation system.
-Giant trees with walkways and such (Ewok-village style?)
A landing pad, either on a clearing in the forest or on pillars/base so it stick up from the tree level.
-Jungle style bunkers and pillboxes, dug into hillsides and well camouflaged.
-A lumberjack camp, might be perfect to model some non-military foresting equipment and models, like a crane to move around logs, a penitent engine/dreadnought/sentinel-type vehicle for cutting down trees, airdropped containers for offices, barracks and other.
-Giant ruins of statues and temples, y'know like a gigantic head of an alien or human ancestor, stuck half in the ground and overgrown.
-A giant carcass/skeleton of a large dinosaur-type animal, y'know really big enough to count as proper cover/terrain piece.
-an amazon indian-style village, with huts and animal pens, with perhaps a makeshift Imperial chapel or mission post.
-A big, big hill modeled as a terraced rice field (y'know, somewhere to stand and smell the smell of napalm in the morning). Or hold some sportive suicide runs, Rambo 4-style
- A rail track system, might prove some open terrain for large vehicles. intereting prospects for cool bridges (bridge over the river Kwai?)
-A POW -camp with some fenced area's and isolation cages, watch towers, fuel depo's etc etc.
I could go on for a while...
What about these Lizardmen jungle swarms. Games Workshop They will give you lots of little beasties to put on bases. They also have a fair amount of variety in them so you can have different types. You can also use these Tyranid Rippers, the metal ones. Games Workshop They are painted up dark here but look very good being done all pale and maggoty. The Genestealer sprue also comes with some nasty looking, toothy plant things, they could work well as something for a jungle/deathworld. They are a spare part that doesn't actually do anything in the game and isn't in any of the pictures of the Genestealers. Often Tyranid players will have some spare so you can beg them for spares and not have to cough up for a whole Genestealer boxed set.
Like that Catachan devil, it is cool.
Last edited by Leech; May 15th, 2009 at 23:25.
Nice tables u got there! interesting!
I decided to be more thorough in my scenery documentation:
and I'll be putting up a jungle WIP soon (In its own thread)
just photo'ing and cropping, then photobucket, then post and type.