Grab ya Mallets Boyz

Saving my favorite for last, the Wargames Tournaments Junk Town terrain is not only fun to build, but opens plenty of possibilities.  I had several bits left and I was saving them to use on other terrain to add to the entire scene.

The first thing an ork wants to do after lootin the populace is build a place to protect all that new scrap.  Wargames Tournaments has a good collection of defensive structures to protect your Junk Town.  Wall sections, barricades, security and watch towers, a landing pad and my favorite, a working outer gate.

They even give you a deal while showing you a cool way of assembling some of the kits.

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Wargames Tournaments also has several buildings for your town, including a really cool Quonset hut.  The kits have their base components to create the general structure and they include a sheet of scrap metal bits that allow you to layer it on as thick as you want.  You tend to get way more than you need, making it great for using on other terrain in your collection.  It’s a really good way to expand the town with pieces that help tie it all together.

And if you need more sheets of scrap metal, they have a variety of sizes available.

They have a few extras for the Junk Town scenery, like a signal tower and horizontal fluid tanks.

Another thing I like about this terrain is it gives you so much opportunity for weathering and other effects.

Thank you Wargames Tournaments, it has been fun sharing your collections.

Go check out what Wargames Tournaments has to offer.  Follow them on Facebook at Wargames Tournaments.

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A Table Centerpiece

 

It’s been crazy busy here at the NGC house.  Apoc Events, planning NGC events, hobbying and then there is this guy.  A while back I volunteered to help raise money for Blake and Ed, from the Life After the Cover Save, to go to England.  I offered to construct a building like I do for my Apoc Games.  Since it was a prize, I put in a lot of extra work to make it as special as I could for the raffle winner.  I was competing with a TableWar case and it’s pretty hard to top that.

I really wanted to get this project complete and to David the winner of the building.  So after the Apoc Luck Finale I dropped everything I was working on and solely focused on this project to wrap it up.  And now it’s complete and I’m ready to show it off.

I’ll post a full progress album on the NGC40K Facebook page for folks to look at how I built this.

Watch for the Christmas episode to drop soon.

Drop the Base

We are back again to cover more from Systema Gaming.  In this article it’s all about that base.  Base – O is Systema Gamings other great terrain series.  They sent me a few of these kits to give away to some lucky listeners, so stay to the end to find out how you can win some sweet kits.

I really like the look of the Base-O series.  It gives me a lot of creative ideas on how to use them, deep bug outpost, scientific research facility, warzone medical station, mining facility to name a few.

Let’s take a closer look.  They have some great buildings in this series, to many to show them all.  Like the Futura City series, these are stackable and adjustable.  These are high quality mdf kits.  I’ve seen the kits close up and now I want to see a Base-O on my table in future narrative games.

Looking for other building options, go to Systema Gaming and check out the different combo ideas they have put together.

 

What would an outpost be without accessories?

Command centers, generators, laser barriers and more, these accessories are just plain cool.

I won’t stop there.  Let’s spice up the exteriors that make staking the kits more exciting.  As I say in the Apoc Luck, Go Big or Go Home and these extras allow you to go big and look good doing it.  Walkways, storage tanks, helipads and so much more.

 

Mdf terrain has come along way and Systema Gaming is one of the few on the leading edge.

You add these kits to a collection of kits I’ve shown you in previous months and you would be the envy of your gaming neighborhood.

Go check out what Systema Gaming has to offer.  Follow them on Facebook at Systema Gaming.

To enter in our model terrain company of the month giveaways, like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.  A random winner is drawn at the end of the month.

 

Late September Closer

Hey Listeners,

I wanted to get one more blast out for Death Ray Designs before starting our October.  Last year David, Matt, Ted and I ran the Titanicus events at Adepticon.  They were a lot of fun and I look forward to helping out next year.  I’m always one for trying to create something new and with that I sought out Death Ray Designs help.  I saw there Rapid Vanguard set and I was blown away.  It reminded me of the classic Dawn of War stuff and it is still a must have set for me.

This set is as good as it looks and is easy to assemble.

After seeing it, it gave me an idea for Adepticon.  Let’s make it Bigger!  I asked if they could do it and they more than met my expectations.

Then while I was at Adepticon I went to the Death Ray Design booth to personally thank them for creating these to the scale I was hoping for.  They were as nice in person as they were through our email conversations.

Another series that truly grabbed my attention, the Rust Pointe series.  Shanty town with all the fixins.  My mind immediately went back to the Kastorel Novem board I wanted to build.   I think these kits would really help take my idea from concept to reality.

The Rapid Vanguard and Rust Pointe series are top notch.

Death Ray Designs is continuously creating new top notch kits and collections.  I’m certain they have something to make your table pop.

Go check out Death Ray Designs.

To enter in our model terrain company of the month giveaways, like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.  A random winner is drawn at the end of the month.

Alien Worlds

Before the close of August I wanted to give one more blast from Armorcast.  One of the toughest terrains to find is items that represent an alien landscape.  Aquarium vegetation and some specific finds in the flower décor department are great, yet the boards are always missing something.  Centerpiece terrain.  Terrain that truly looks foreign in nature.  Few places have them and I’m happy to point out that Armorcast is one of them.

Armorcast has a wide variety of alien plant life that could double for some of that classic death world terrain.  They also have birthing pods for alien fauna or perhaps something more sinister.

This terrain would look great accented with some of that aquarium terrain I mentioned earlier.

They also have great looking terrain to accompany any Nid board you have.  Plant life that looks like it is ready to burst with biomatter.  Endless consumption on the way to the digestive pools.  Armorcast Biolab terrain can help flesh out that special space or bring more character to your death world.

 

Don’t forget about their great discount offered to our listeners thru the end of 2017.

1_editedArmorcast was kind enough to send me a kit to give away to our listeners.  Please check facebook or twitter to see if you received a message from us.

To enter in our model terrain company of the month giveaways, like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.  A random winner is drawn at the end of the month.

 

 

 

 

 

The Spice of Gaming Tables

A pinch here.  A dash there.  Scatter terrain can really add to the landscape of your gaming table.  Armorcast has loads of terrain pieces that make excellent scatter terrain.  So much in fact that I recommend visiting their website www.armorcast.com .  I am only able to show you enough to dip the toe in the waters of all they create and carry.

Some shining examples.  Your trying to find some unique pieces to go in that lab or space vessel.

What about a busy rail yard, loading docks, warehouse, you name it.  Nothing makes that terrain come more alive than having little bits stacked, leaning, piled up and grouped together throughout your gaming table.  Warehouses and docks are full of stuff, this is a time when it is okay to take the cap off the spice bottle and apply in spoonful’s.

When imagination sparks, sometimes you have to just go with it.  Add those missing pieces to your power station, warp gate and chemical facility.  Let the energy fill your vision and conduct it through your gaming table.

Don’t be afraid to stray from the recipe, you never know what unique gaming tables you will create.  Go and check out all the great scatter terrain from Armorcast.

Armorcast was kind enough to send me kits to give away to our listeners.

In addition, Armorcast is giving our listeners 10% off until the end of the year. 

Use coupon code: INQUIS

To enter in our model terrain company of the month giveaways, like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.  A random winner is drawn at the end of the month.

Selling the Scene

We are back again with Armorcast, our Model Terrain Company of the Month.  We all know that models are our little actors and that the gaming table is our stage.  The setting and backdrop is the terrain.  All are equally important in pulling you into the game and enhancing your hobby experience.

What about selling it?  I’m not talking about hocking your terrain, I’m talking about taking it to a level that pulls you into the scene.  Whether it’s water effects or smoky cotton, these little extras really sell your display or gaming environment that you worked so hard to set up.

What about your models, your  little actors?  Rippling water is cool, yet your actor is missing something.  They seem apart from the scene instead of in it.  Armorcast has just the thing to make your models actions come alive.

Armorcast Cinematic Effects take that final step to sell that scene.  Muzzles flashing, guns blazing, las weapons shooting hot lances of energy at your foe.  They have it in all sizes.

Missiles firing, shell casings ejecting, or my personal favorite, spraying the purifying, ever holy, hot promethium on your foes.

They also have a variety of explosions from grenades to exploding pieces of vehicles.  Following up explosions is rolling plumes of smoke help sell the scene of burnt out vehicles.

Lastly is one of my favorites for jump troops.  I always thought is would be really cool to have a squad of jump troops in multiple stages of the jump, dynamically moving towards the enemy.  One thing that has always been missing was the blasting off effect.  Armorcast has that covered too.  Check these out.

ACFX045JumpPackBlast-250x250Go and check out all the Cinematic Effects from Armorcast and get inspired to sell your own scene.

Armorcast was kind enough to send me kits to give away to our listeners.  Give the Armorcast Facebook page a ‘like’ and stay current on their latest releases.  Expect more great stuff in the weeks ahead.

 

As Always:

To enter in our model terrain company of the month giveaways, like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.  A random winner is drawn at the end of the month.

 

August is for Armorcast

This month I reached out to one of the terrain company originals, Armorcast.  They have been in the biz since I’ve been in this hobby and they are still going strong.  Since the days of my first Reaver Titan, I’m always looking to see what cool stuff they are creating and how I can use it on the table top to better create my story.  I have boxes of there resin terrain kits for various projects I’m working on.  Over time I’ll be completing those projects and showing off pics and telling people just where I got those pieces that make the terrain pop.  Why wait when I can show you some cool stuff now.

Urban settings are very popular in the setting of Warhammer 40k and Armorcast has some great scenery for this.  Gothic to modern they have some great pieces for your table.  The Cathedral is amazing and they have a ruined version too.  I really like the modularity of the Goth Tech kits.  I was already thinking how I can combine this with other kits to make some truly amazing scenery.  If you are more into the modern look, they have you covered there as well.  Plenty of room to create your perfect cityscape and with their strong resin you know your terrain can handle some wear and tear.

I’ve said it before that I love scatter terrain and it can really spice up a city scene.  Armorcast has a wide variety, so much so that I thought it best to include it with each theme.  From roof top accessories to mailboxes, they got you covered.  They even have individual trash piles to make those alley ways seem all the more derelict.

Armorcast was kind enough to send me kits to give away to our listeners.  Give the Armorcast Facebook page a ‘like’ and stay current on their latest releases.  Expect more great stuff in the weeks ahead.

 

As Always:

To enter in our model terrain company of the month giveaways, like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.  A random winner is drawn at the end of the month.

Scatter Terrain!

We close out July with our featured Model Terrain Company of the Month, GameCraft Miniatures .  Nothing pulls you into the terrain scape more than the little details.  The big terrain is fun, it creates a landscape, yet when have you seen an alley without stuff in it.  When have you gone to a store and found it barren of any features.  A shipping yard is more than cranes and crates.

I’m talking about scatter terrain.  These are those little bits that really sell your tables theme.  I’ve seen first hand how well this can be done by The Narrative Guys.  There’s a reason you want to play on there tables and take as many photos as possible.

Surprisingly, not that many companies carry these amazing little terrain pieces.  So I really want to highlight them when I find them and GameCraft Miniatures has some cool stuff and I hope they add to the collection.

 

Scatter terrain is like oregano, a little goes a long way, too much and you ruin the recipe.

I hope you check out what Gamecraft Miniatures has to offer.  I’ve purchased their stuff in the past and have a few items on my “must have” list for future projects.  Here’s a link to their Facebook page.

To enter in our model terrain company of the month giveaways, like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.

Celebrate with us!

NGC40k is celebrating another anniversary!  Mark and I are clinking beers to two exciting years behind the mic together.  We’ve had a lot of fun sharing our gaming experiences with you, bringing you along as we explore the 40k universe Games Workshop created and even creating a bit of our own.

We want to raise a glass with our great fans during the anniversary show.  We will be on Facebook Live for the first time from Pete’s bar during the show and will share a drink with our friends from around the world.

In addition, we’re going to give away a few t-shirts to listeners of the show.  To get in the drawing, ‘like’ this post on our Facebook page or ‘like’ and ‘share’ it on twitter.  We will be announcing winners during the show.

I’ll post a date for the event over the weekend.