Category: 15mm fantasy

A Wargamer Christmas – The Lead Pile Groweth

For wargamers, the past few weeks have seen all those figures you ordered from overseas over the Christmas break  start showing up in your mailbox.  For me that consists of four packs of Ral Partha’s Blighthaven line, and a pack of 15mm.co.uk’s skeletons and adventurers with some demi-humans for...

Never Paint Alone – A Podcast Recommendation

In The Garage The best time for painting – at least for middle-aged family men for whom this hobby is at the bottom of a long, long list of things to do – is that magic hour between seeing the kids off to bed and when days tribulations finally...

Dungeon Construction – Paint on the Walls

Watching Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was a fun, if trying*, way to pass time while slapping paint around on the tiles for Castle Meatgrinder.  The tiles were spraypainted earlier in the day, with some trepidation.   *Fun spy flick, but a mistake to put on a movie with...

Dungeoneering Tiles, Take Two

When last we met, I file-thirteened a pile of half-finished terrain consisting of a bunch of shoddy dungeon work.  This time out, I built a dungeon using my preferred materials, foamcore and balsa wood.  This time around, I used foamcore for the bases and balsa wood for the ‘walls’....

The Learning Process

This new fantasy terrain is proving to be more difficult than expected.  My goal is to put something together along the lines of the The DMs Craft, but it ain’t as easy as it looks.  For one thing, he works in the big 28 scale, where my stuff is...

Castle Meatgrinder!

At this point I don’t know if Castle Meatgrinder! is the title of my next megadungeon, or just the working title for a fantasy terrain for tabletop skirmishing. In D&D terms it will be one of those spooky old castle ruins on the hill where a crazed wizard conducted...

Small Box Blues, Part Five

Over the course of the week we have been looking at a number of different strategies to maximize the gamable space that you can fit into a small storage box.  As promised, today presents my own solution to the vexing problem of making a sci-fi interior battlefield with attractive...