|It looks like the Dwarves/Duardin/Dispossessed abandoned this shaft halfway through their shift.|
The first scenario 'Battle of Grudge Pass' takes place among mines that have been abandoned for richter ore veins further down the rocky valley. The scenario requires four large hills (to be produced). Two rocky fields that I quickly made after the mine shafts. The main material for rocky fields is....rocks! Yes no everything wins a price for creativity. I did however use the last of my large stones, and I can't remember where I picked these up, so I'll have to keep my eyes out for more.
|Making terrain with boulders is one of the easier things in wargaming, just grab some MDF and add boulders*|
* to scale to be sure
"There are two abandoned mine shafts on the edges of the pass. These can be represented by a ring of small pebbles about 3" in diameter. Any models which move over these shafts during the battle must roll equal to or under their initiative on one dice or plummet to into the darkness, lost forever!"First of pebbles schmebbles! I want my terrain to look cool. Second the placement of the mines on the map in the campaign gives no one a good reason to actually step onto them. So I spent a bit of time pondering this. Finally I decided to make the mines of the 'hole in the ground with some scaffolding variety. This makes it interesting to move (missile) troops onto them to get a nice line of sight.
|Nothing gets me in quite as much of a zen-mode in this hobby as terrain building.|
|If you just start and see what happens you can get some great results (and some dismal failures, but that is what the bottom of the garbage can is for).|
|In spite of multiple cleaning there is still sand everywhere. I should've done this outside.|
|The two halves of the Renedra plastic barrels have a very ugly fit, but that is well compensated by the possibilities they offer for terrain builders (and the reasonable price).|
|A scale counterweight made out of rock and sisal rope.|
|Mine shaft number one, ready to be painted.|
|Mine shaft number two is also ready for paint (in spite of being almost completely forgotten during WIP photography)|