Monday, January 28, 2019

Another wargame board: The Broken Lands

It's a new year so thought I would build a new table.  The idea has been forming in my brain over the last couple months, and with a little internet research and several sketches I finally got it layed out how I wanted it to look, while not overstepping my humble abilities. 


The table will be getting it's first real outing at Cold Wars coming up in mid March if you are around have a look out for our table and come up and say Hi.



...and of course I had to get some minis on it for a photo shoot. Hope you enjoy the action shots.



I hope the Saturday morning really comes out. The biggest inspiration was Mumm-Ra's spirits of ancient evil.


 As well as other great 80s villains. Snake Mountain, Tex Hex’s hideout . The Fright Zone.  The castle is a new toy produced by Funko.




I’ve also tried to evoke that battlefields photographed in Realm of Chaos.






I’m planning on making a couple trees in the coming weeks, other then that the board is complete.





Fluff wise I was really leaning towards Lustria for this, and then I got to looking at maps of the new world. Mainly 4th ed army books. The dark elf book in particular. As it covers the areas around where Graveskul is located.

This table represents a lost city in the broken lands to the west of Naggaroth.
Which leaves a lot open for us to decide how and what it’s history is.  Thinking more about Graveskul as well. I had thought to locate it exactly where Texas is located in the Petrified Forest.

However after studying the maps I think I will move it to a place that covers both the Ironsand Desert and the Ashen Coast. So forays an incursions from dark elves to Lustria is all possible.


 The entrances to the tombs and temples can double as warp gates, to allow for fast travel.  Though I would like to build some boats at some point.




Stay tuned for more exciting adventures...



38 comments:

  1. Very cool...design and execution!

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  2. Great design/layout of the tabletop Tom! The tactical possibilities are multifaceted and groovy. Oh how I pine to be granted entre into its majestic vista's. I could write a whole poem about this board...... I think I shall!

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    1. Come over for a visit anytime...but leave the poetry at home lol

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  3. Holy Jeebus
    So much awesomeness to process.
    1. So, in your action shots, there are units right on the table and on the bridges. How do you see the relation ship. For instance, is the table going to be difficult (or even dangerous terrain), and the bridges clear?
    2. Lots of source material research. Moving Graveskull to the interior waterways sounds cool. It's supposed to be hard to access, setting up a, "navigation through all those channels to Graveskul is known to only a very few" type situation...
    3. Warp Portals, ...very noice!

    I have a bunch more thoughts. I think I'll post again when I've organized them a little better.

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    1. HAHAHAHA...
      1...Havent thgouht that far ahead yet
      2...I'm liking your line of thinking
      3...had to make it easy till I figure out/source boats

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  4. WOW! I'm just picking my jaw up from the floor!

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  5. Aw man, this is the best kind of crazy. I really need to get myself in the same place as one of your tables. (And do some more work on some of mine.)

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    1. Glad you like it. Ya it doesnt hurt to spruce up some old ones either. ;)

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  6. That's terrific! I love all the shots, they instil that old WD vibe. Fantastic!!

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  7. Fantastic photographs and a majestic board. Very nice :-)

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  8. Awesome sauce! So much atmosphere and feel!

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  9. Damn, that's a thing of beauty. You nailed the over the top weirdness of the Realm of Chaos, that's the first thing I thought of when I saw the pics.

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    1. Yes, glad it showed through. Appreciate the comment Doc. 😉

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  10. I don't know why, but I totally did not see this coming. Great job pushing the narrative forward with terrain. I really like the pizza box causeways. The only thing missing is a Monolith.😉

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  11. Blimey that is better than a cup of coffee in the morning to wake me up!

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    1. I’ll start selling it by the gallon. Lol Thanks buddy.

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  12. Wow that table is incredible, exactly the kind of table i would like to have. Now i know what I will do with my old Imaginext toys !

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    1. Thanks Punk! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. ;)

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  13. Dr Mathias nailed my thoughts on this. ✊🏽🤘🏽🖖🏽

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    1. Quick question... where’s the Minotaur in this pic from?
      https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TupmZvvx5lY/XE8IUOW8TOI/AAAAAAAAI54/OHvplcsn20gINyn1ZxSdpmD2xtBaILAQwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_E4050.JPG

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  14. If I owned this place and hell, I'd rent out this place .....very nice bud!

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  15. This is beyond my ability to articulate! Just fupping awesome.

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  16. You do sik work, the colors bring it all together in a perfectly warped way. Your work is inspiring man!

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