Tactical Terrain

Last time you saw the first of what should be several outdoor terrain tiles.  These open up the field of play, but if you’re going to have an open field, you might as well just use gridded paper.  The whole point of the tiles is to present a 3D...

There Will Be Oil (Stain)

Friday morning: Half-inch hail hit the yard.  I live in Hawaii,it’s not every day that frozen water falls from the sky here. Despite the deluge, on Friday I primed the sewers in flat white and hit them with a coat of black oil stain.  It’s not nearly dark enough,...

First Three Sewer Tiles

Enough of the playing coy with the goods.  Here’s the very first terrain board.  If you look close, you can spot the two examples of textures that I used in the last blog post.  You’re looking down the long axis of a corridor three squares wide with a sewage...

Sewers of Cornerstone Keep

With the construction plan in place, or at least as in place as its going to get until it meets first contact with the enemy, we can now set about building the first dungeon tiles.  I’ll spare you the details on the campaign background for now – it’s enough...

The Halfway Solution

So if 8″ geomorph tiles aren’t going to work, what is? That is the question. After a day of mulling it over and several hours of research (read: trawling the internet), it occurred to me that making flat terrain tiles for 10-mm figures is a fairly low cost and...

Dungeon Mapping

Let’s think about this for a minute. Dungeon design for miniature use presents some unique challenges. You have to balance the feel of discovery of the unknown with replayability. At one end of the spectrum you have board games with a set single dungeon (like Dungeon) where the only...

New Project: Back to the Roots

With the latest car wars debacle still fresh in mind, it’s time to completely jump genres and scales.  It’s time to get back to my dungeon crawling roots. It’s been a few years since I’ve hosted a dungeon crawl, and this is as good a time as any.  Some...

Kid’s Stuff Redux

It’s a travel week for me, and that means no update on my late, lamented project.  Time to cut my losses and move on from the car wars highway.  While I figure out what to do next, here’s a quick shot of my son’s latest acquisition: Warhammer 40K Cadian...

Leaping Lizards!

This post is the big reveal post.  Here’s where we see exactly what the highway of death will look on the table, complete in all its miniature wargaming splendor.  Cars, terrain, the whole shebang.  This is the culmination of weeks of effort.  It’s gonna be so satisfying.  It’s gonna...

Still In A Box

The addition of 8-square feet of highway terrain requires an upgrade in the box department.  They won’t fit in this one: So we have to move up to one of these.: The trees and billboards and smoke fit into the metal can in the left. We now have room...