Thursday, 21 April 2016

Horizon Wars has arrived!

I have been a bit quiet as school has started again, although I do have photos of my completed modular interior terrain.

Over on TWW I have been loosely following the coming forth of this set of combined arms Sci Fi rules that includes the use of mecha. I am not really a huge, huge fan of mecha, but do enjoy the concept of them. However, the price seemed steep for my current standards of wargame rules, and I didn't really know all that much about them.

Then came the playthrough video. I watched a 30 minute video where a game is played to completion and the rules are explained simply. It had me hooked. I pre-ordered there and then, eagerly awaiting release day, the 21st April. Gutted that I couldn't go to Salute due to a wedding, I have watched people opening their rules over Facebook, always jealous that it wasn't me. But today is the day. They arrived! Excitement levels reaching close to 9000, if not exceeding that!  

Image from tabletopgamersuk blog.

Over the past few days I have been quickly marking my books and then priming, basing and putting one coat of paint on some miniatures. I should have enough by the end of the week to field two smallish forces, and genuinely feel that this will actually get my miniatures onto the tabletop. I also need to get my terrain together too. More hills. More trees. 

Of course tonight I have 40 books to mark, 15 of which require me to listen to a sound file, so I won't get to read them much. But such is life.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Cheap, easy terrain

Having primed the packaging, I just thought I would see what happens if I just apply my Army Painter Quickshade straight to it. I am pleased with the results. It was an experiment, that in my opinion has totally paid off. I can still highlight them with some dry brushing, and could still add some little bits and pieces. I have numbers to add, but want to include doors, ideas for which have been posted on TWW. I am also tempted to print out pictures of doors and see what happens?

Inspired by the Planet Ares 6 blog, I also created a modular interior. This is a 12 inch by 12 inch floor tile. I chopped it into 9 4x4 squares, reversed them and stuck card walls onto them. The walls are card folded in half to give it a bit more substance. I also used some of my 1000 tile spacers to make it a bit more interesting. Since taking these pictures they have been primed and are drying down by the front door. I hope to do some work on them tonight.