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After Lurking for a while, I have gotten many ideas for a number of different modular tables. Given that I play 40k most often I am thinking of going for a blasted city/urban terrain for my next table...I am a competent modeler and have now doubt that I can come up with a gaming table that would make many gamers jealous...I am wondering if you make a table very detailed with a lot of rubble and sloping streets and rivers of toxic waste...Is it just too much for a weekly game?...or...will a great looking terrain only help to inspire one to paint their armies and play more?
I hope my ramblings make any sense..
Id suggest working on a flat board to start with. The whole idea of a angled board is nice, but will be difficult to pull off and may bring problems up in game as models fall over etc.
Id suggest going with the flat board, either buying the COD terrain pieces, looking for WW2 buildings or making your own out of card and plaster. Give them all the terrain bases, it will allow you to create nice collapsed parts.
The thing is, is that I have a nice flat board and plenty of CoD buildings and stuff...I personally am getting bored of it and think that a new element would help bolster the spirit of those of us who play a couple times a week. I know that there are issues with slopes and having minis balence properly...but I think and inch to two inches of decrease over two to three feet should both have the proper visual effect and still be flat to the point to prove ease of play. Mt fear is that having a table built with things like rivers and such will limit how modular one can make it...i am trying to figure out a balance between extreme terrain types and the most modular setup I can come up with...I would love to have a concrete river full of toxic waste (Dangerous terrain...Yeah!) with a few bridges, but then I have to play with it all of the time...If any one out there has seen a wonderful modular setup that is just too good to be true...please let me know.
Why not make some covers, flat panels, for the river. In that case, you could slip em over, when u get tired of the river. If the sides of the river is going to be concrete, it would not look stupid to have lover border at the adge, so that the panels come in hight with the rest of the board.
You could even make the two sides of the panels different, and you might be able to have raised features on one or both sides of the pannel, if the water/waste did not reach the to op, the river.
That is an intersting idea with the whole river coving thing...Have you ever seen it done?
if you have loads of terrain its great. There is however a balance between it look great and functionality. If it looks great but models cant stand up and the terrain doesn't really work in game, it can look awesome but never get used. So when designing it just think about how it would work in game.
"Should take you a while though because of your sloth like pace"
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Play a few games on it as you decide to add things it really helps give you an idea of how you are going and what needs to be added and removed.
We will also talk about a wall (6-8" heigh), that can be broken down to rubble, but with no visible craks when it is undamaged.
Most important topic however, is transportation of the board: weight and "boxy".
Ok...It has been a while but my table is close to being done here are some pics for you guys to oogle at.
Hope you guys like it. I will try to get some more pics on here later.
Last edited by ZMB; October 27th, 2009 at 01:46.