Archive for the ‘Tutorials’ Category

Doing the review of Fronltine Gaming’s Blast Zone F.A.T. Mat was great.  I enjoyed playing with and on it.  Luckily for us, the mat’s owner decided that he wanted to get a bunch of terrain matched up for use on his new gaming surface.  I’ve added an article on the build process in the terrain tutorial section.  What do you think of the pieces laid out on their fancy mat?

Make sure you check out pictures of all of the completed terrain pieces in the tutorial.  Spoiler alert!  I also did a couple crashed Dark Eldar Raiders to match the set.

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I built, converted, and painted a rather large Chaos force for Jake S. here in Florida.  Here are a few work-in-progress photos.  The whole underway project is in the WiP section.  There are plenty of ideas and tips to check out.  I’ll have photos of the finished army up in a gallery page soon.  Stay tuned.

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So, work continues at a furious pace here on the Wild Boar blog.  We’ve gotten so much done that posting hs lagged way behind.  So, in the interest of brevity, I have posted several updates recently and just added them as a separate Part 3 of the Black Templar’s Warhound Titan WIP pages.

There has been no shortage of tips and tricks posted to help you when you decide to field your own massive war machine.  Enjoy and feel free to comment or make suggestions.

The Emperor protects… using REALLY BIG GUNS!

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All spiked up and nowhere to play?  Mascara running because Games Workshop doesn’t make terrain for your homicidal beautiful Dark Eldar / Dark Elf army?  Well have no fear.  The Wild Boar Blog is here with a great new tutorial on how to make your own Fields of Dreams Nightmares.

With the arrival of the new 6th edition of Warhammer 40k, terrain will have a great impact on the play of your army.  The game now has provisions for:

  • Buildings – how to damage or destroy them
  • Firing points and arcs of fire
  • Battlements and emplaced weaponry
  • Fortifications and reinforced structures
  • Ruins and battlefield debris plus their gaming effects
  • Forrests, lakes, and rivers with mysterious properties
  • Archeotech and other unique terrain with special features

Pages 88 to 107 in the new rulebook give you the details of these rules along with some inspiring tips on what you might include in your terrain set.  The “Choosing Your Army” section from pages 108 to 131 gives information on how terrain can be included as part of your army list and how to incorporate it into various missions.  Add to these all of the battlefield photos and scenes throughout the book, and you should be able to build quite a wish list for your outpost, lair, or encampment.  Execution is up to you (pun intended).

Since the release of the last Dark Eldar codex, I have built a half-dozen sets of Dark Eldar / Dark Elf terrain for display, Ebay, or commission.  To get a feel for what elements I wanted to include in the pieces, I went to the codex and the miniatures to see what common elements I wanted to carry over.  The curving, spiky nature was what I felt tied everything together best.  So, that’s the theme I went with.

Explore the gallery of Dark Eldar / Dark Elf terrain here or click on the pic for the individual set.

                             

For the full tutorial on how I build pieces suited to your army, click here or on the photo below.

Remember.  If you build it, they will come… and die!

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(Note 1 – Page numbers cited above are for the collector’s 6th edition of the Warhammer 40k rulebook.  Numbers may vary from the other printings)

(Note 2 – Yes, I still make this terrain on a commission basis.  You can contact me through the comments or email me at sarasotasteve@hotmail.com )

So, I have posted my tutorial on how to actually make vac-formed terrain useful – aka durable and attractive.

GW has released a couple of vac-formed terrain kits over the years.  They have had a high cool factor but a low function factor.  Check out the tutorial and I’ll share what I have learned while trying to make the Moonscape and OOP Blastscape terrain kits into something worthy of putting on your tabletop.  These techniques should serve you well not just with the GW pieces but with scratchbuilds or any of the offerings from other makers.  Enjoy!

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