I’m old Gregg!
Anyways, today I’ve got a special post for you guys as I’ll be showing most of my Warhammer Fantasy Battles/ AoS terrain. Terrain’s not only a nice decorative touch to table top games for amazing battles, but it’s also a story in itself of the people that inhabit it (or monsters that lurk inside!).
A Chapel of Sigmar for example could have a tale about a heroic Priest who sacrificed himself/ herself to slay a dragon. The chapel could’ve been built on the land that he/ she died on during the heroic crusade.
Maybe a Garden of Morr was built as a place to bury the dead of a decade long war of attrition, soldiers of the Freeguild who died. A place left in a derelict state over centuries by either relatives died out, moved on to a different place or neglect by disconnected descendants. The souls of the dead not claimed by Nagash could haunt this place seeking revenge against the living….
There’re many ways you can personalise your scenery to craft your own story, even just painting it in a thematic colour scheme adds character and immersive gameplay. Having a few games with my dad using the scenery has made our games more visually interesting and challenging (my Vanguard Raptors had a nice spot on top of a Watchtower).
When I paint my scenery, I try to make them look as realistic as possible using appropriate colours. Appropriate colours based on reference photos and landmarks nearby that I can look at as inspiration. Take for example the watchtower, it’s human architecture with elements of fantasy design. I used full colours of grey for the stone work, contrasting the grey with a sandy colour wall. The red areas are inspired by a village I go past from time to time that uses red for the houses, belonging to (or marked as) part of a lord of the estate.
My latest terrain project was an old kit I had way back during Warhammer Fantasy Battles was still around. I can’t remover what it was called (or changed to since), but it was an alternative kit to a wizard tower. My previous work on painting it was pretty bad and honestly bland effort, so a few days ago I started work on re-painting this terrain piece.
As you can see, this terrain piece looks pretty abandoned and eerie, gives the impression that this old ruined tower was left to collapse for centuries. Painting it not only makes It look fitting for the table top wargaming, but the organic foliage gives just that added effect of a realistic immersion of a mysterious and abandoned tower ruin.
I have a few more more terrain pieces to work on including some parts from the Garden of Morr set (mostly the iron fences and walls), and a big terrain piece of a ruined Chaos temple (I’ll be repainting this soon as it currently looks messy from my last attempt in my beginner days).
I hope you have enjoyed this post, and I hope it’ll inspire you to paint you terrain!
Until next time,