40K Scenery

August 29, 2009 ·

More 40K scenery! Things have been quite on the Warhammer 40K front of late due to life, the company I work for moving and Call of Duty: World at War. In fact, it was playing Resistance: Fall of Man that inspired me to purchase so much fine 40K scenery in the first place.

Fighting across a ruined landscape of shattered city buildings was a real blast and I feel the same about scenes from Call of Duty, especially when the Russians invade Berlin, surging forward through a network of interlinking ruins with wave upon wave of men.

I feel rather shallow at describing the excitement of these scenes when so many people fought and died in the second world war. But it is a rich tapestry from which to draw our inspirations in a war games hobby that involves little plastic men shooting at one another through the use of dice.

Anyway, enough philosophy, especially when we're likely to embark on a Stalingrad inspired 40K campaign.

The good news is that I've commissioned more 40K scenery to be made by Black Knight Studios from more ruined buildings.

Originally I was going to get some Tau Empire bastions made for Planetstrike, but soon realised that defending a ruined building was far more cinematic. I can then fortify it with wooden planks across the windows, barricades made from rubble and whatever battlefield debris my troopers find.

I think we're overdue for a proper 40K campaign along with a diverse mixture of terrain boards and 40K scenery to fight across. Typically, it's up to me to write and plan such things. So until I do, I think we'll all remain a little bored with our games of 40K.

However, the next big Broxbourne Wargamers Massive 40K day isn't far off. I'd better get those last two Tau Battlesuits painted!

6 comments:

Sholto said...
August 30, 2009 at 12:52 AM  

Black Knight make some great pieces, and they are good value. I have the building in the first photo :)

Hope to see some pics of the new pieces soon.

Anonymous said...
August 30, 2009 at 5:31 PM  

SinSynn here.
Ever since the release of the 'cities of death' terrain sets from GW, and 5th ed. in general, I notice that there is very little 'forest/woods' type pieces on the gaming tables I see and play on.
Not to say the terrain displayed on this post, and the COD terrain sets aren't lovely- they are. The whole 'futuristic urban ruin' setting looks great on a gaming table, and is effective and interesting terrain to play a game of 40k with.
However, my Kroot need TREES! They need FORESTS! They're a nature loving bunch, and thanks to GW's cruel wording, urban ruins do not benifit them at all. Stupid 'fieldcraft' rule.
I wish Kroot had rules similiar to Space Marine scouts, and the Tau 'stealth fields' gave the 'stealth' rule, instead of a 'night fight' variation....But what are you gonna do.
I miss trees on the gameboards, and so do my Kroot.
Sorry for rambling. Those are some terrific terrain pieces there, Adam. Nice work as always.

Fehdman said...
August 30, 2009 at 7:10 PM  

Checked out Black Knight Studio's photobucket page and I must say I'm impressed. Do they have a website? I didn't see anything out there on them aside from the photobucket picks, though my google-fu might be weak at the moment.

Adam said...
August 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM  

Darren is half way through building his website.

Simon said...
August 31, 2009 at 7:46 AM  

Are these pre-made buildings that you order or templates to build your own?

Simon

Adam said...
August 31, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

pre made from £25 a building. They ain't cheap!

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