Out Like a Lion

With March almost over I have one more blast from BlueForge Terrain, our Model Terrain Company of the Month.

I really like what BlueForge makes and as a hobby terrain maker they are great inspiration.  I’m always striving to improve my skills, learn new techniques or just get creative.  BlueForge custom makes this terrain and it’s amazing.  So if you have an idea for a board, go check them out at www.blueforgeterrain.com for your next terrain purchase.

As war gamers, we love our fortifications.  So let’s kick this off with some bunkers and emplacements.  Whether you are trying to protect vehicles, supplies or your troops, they have you covered.  The barricade wall is solid as well.

BlueForge Terrain also makes various structures and facilities to go along with their emplacements.  You want to spice up that base, how about adding a Missile Bay, Comm Towers, Reactors or simply adding a few Barracks goes a long way on a board like this.

Since you decided to add a list of assets to your terrain arsenal, you are going to need to protect them with more than a few bunkers.

BAM!!!!! You need to protect your assets with thick wall sections that were designed to take a beating and keep them out of your goods.

And when you need to ship in fresh troops to man those walls or you’ve had an epic wall breach and you need to skat the heck out of there, BlueForge Terrain has your answer.  Landing Pads.  My favorite of these is the lofted landing pad with the bridge, it’s just awesome.

Saving my favorite thing for last.  I just love the airfield set.  This board is my top pick.

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BlueForge Terrain has a lot more products than I was able to cover in a month.  So go check them out at www.blueforgeterrain.com and tell me what your favorite kit they make is.

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.

 

 

 

 

March Manufacturing Madness Continues

Continuing our Model Terrain Company of the Month with BlueForge Terrain.  I have some pretty sweet kits to show you.  As a big terrain enthusiast myself, I’m very impressed with what these guys are making with foam and bits.  If I could pick these guys brains for a single evening, that would be awesome.

Again Blue Forge Terrain is a custom terrain making company.  They love building this stuff and when they get things together, they put them out there and offer them to the world.  You pick the pieces you want and they custom build them for you.  You can either get them primed black so you can paint them to match your existing scenery or you can have them done up like the photo at a very cost.

Now let’s get to the good stuff.

The BlueForge mining facility terrain is pretty spectacular.  It’s big and beefy like what you would expect out of such a facility.  Their full kit even has a landing pad.

Then there is the manufacturing facilities.

Then you need places to store all the stuff these facilities are making.

Then you need crates and containers to hold the widgets being produced that can then be stored in the various sized warehouses.  Then you need a crane to move the containers around.  See where I’m going with this.  Man the folks over at BlueForge Terrain are inspiring.

I have a lot more from BlueForge Terrain to share this month, so stay tuned.

Go check them out at www.BlueForgeTerrain.com

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.

 

 

March Madness is Going Custom

You ever thought about going with custom made terrain?  Custom terrain varies from the simple home made stuff you see on Ebay to top notch stuff you see from Greenleaf.  BlueForge Terrain is a top tier custom terrain company that delivers their works for an affordable price.  They are constantly expanding the products they offer and it awe inspiring to see what these guys create.  Their products are a mix of plastic kits and custom cut foam.  They offer them fully painted and detailed or you can get them primed in black allowing you to paint it to match your existing terrain.

Kick up the foot rest and lean back in those recliners, March Madness Model Terrain Company of the Month is going custom with BlueForge Terrain.

Let’s start off with some sweet pieces.  Everyone loves pipeworks, they can be used on just about every table to give it some industrial feel.  I really like the raised truss framed pipes.

Pipes have to lead somewhere, drain something, or fill something.  An easy go to is a tank of some sort.  The tank terrain pieces they make are excellent places to start.  They are killin it with the large tank on the platform.  Are you getting motivated to build a table, I know I am.

If creating your own table and grabbing bits and pieces from different vendors isn’t your thing, and you just want an entire set up right out of the box?  BlueForge Terrain has you covered with their Chemical Plant and their large Chemical Plant Collection.

Best of all they have their own custom tables to put all this beautiful terrain on too.  The Chemical Plant Table is incredible.

Chemical Plant Table

I have a lot more from BlueForge Terrain to share throughout the month, so stay tuned.

Go check them out at www.BlueForgeTerrain.com

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.

Pegasus Gone Gothic

Hey Listeners, I’m back again with another installment of Model Terrain Company of the Month.  We continue with Pegasus Hobbies terrain.

This post will be quick and dirty, but should be loads of fun.  One of the most versatile kit series I’ve seen out there is the Gothic Buildings and Gothic Ruins kits.  They are totally modular, lock in tightly with each other and offer up some great terrain creating capabilities.  I’ve made plenty of structural ruins, a chapel large enough to house a Warhound titan and I have plans for many more buildings.  I’ve seen loads of uses from tight hab blocks by the Narrative Guys to the towering superstructure of an Imperator Titan at the Apocalypse event at Adepticon.

The kits are simple, yet oh man what you can do with them.  The Pegasus Hobbies Gothic buildings are durable all plastic kits, super easy to paint up, and best of all, they look great on the table top.  Here are some of mine.

Let’s have some fun with this.  Whatever hobby group site you see this on, including the podcast Facebook page, post images of what you have created with these kits.

I have a lot more from Pegasus Hobbies to share throughout the month, so stay tuned.

Go check out what Pegasus Hobbies has to offer.  Follow them on Facebook at Pegasus Hobbies.

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.

 

 

Pegasus Hobbies

February’s Model Terrain Company of the Month is Pegasus Hobbies.  They have some great kits and terrain accessories.  With the re-introduction of the squat to the world of Necromunda and 40k, industrial terrain is once again at the forefront of everyone’s mind. (by the way, how awesome was that video!  GW continuing to nail it.)

Pegasus Hobbies Hexegon Construction sets are highly detailed, sturdy plastic kits.  They are modular and offer lots of room to create some unique set ups.  The kits easily mesh with any other industrial style terrain you may have.

It wouldn’t be industrial without pipes running this way and that.  Their Chemical Plant Construction kit offers plenty of pipes, elbows, turn wheels, and various size pressure tanks.  This is another kit that stands great on its own or is easily blended in with existing terrain.

 

They also have carry one of the few bridges on the market.  The Pegasus Hobbies Technobridge is simple, sturdy and very fitting for crossing industrial drainage channels.

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I have a lot more from Pegasus Hobbies to share throughout the month, so stay tuned.

Go check out what Pegasus Hobbies has to offer.  Follow them on Facebook at Pegasus Hobbies.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Terrain

Necromunda is all over the place.  Games Workshop has done an incredible job reintroducing this game to their fans.  The setting has a strong hive city industrial feel and has people searching for some unique bits and boards.

There is some great terrain out there for it and Wargames Tournaments has two differing terrain sets for this along with all the goodies to make it pop.  When I first found them I was blown away by the industrial board and I knew I wanted that to be one that we picked up during our store terrain drive.

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The Industrial Set.  I mean look at it, this thing is cool.  These give me so many ideas, including having them fighting across the roof top of a large factory.  Put some tubing up the center of the towers and you’ve created smoke stacks with overhead gantries and service platforms.

Since then they have expanded this to include other pieces that you could easily tie into this set have stand on it’s own.

Wargames Tournaments has even added an entirely new set called the Slot and Stack industrial set.  The cool thing about this set is that it is modular, meaning you can configure it in as many ways as you can dream up.  It is also designed to be taken apart after each game for easy storage.  The pieces of the kit have less removed surface area, making them stronger for wear and tear of assembling and disassembling.  The burn in designs mean it’s not sacrificing detail to achieve that balance.

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What good is a industrial complex without a crane.  How bout a really big crane!

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I so want this thing.

And of course a board is never complete without scatter terrain, the spice of the gaming board.

One last thing I want to mention about Wargames Tournaments Industrial Terrain is they have bits for you to make your own.  Various doors, window, ports, and other sorts of goodies.  Let your creativity expand your terrain and the Industrial bits help tie it all together.

I have a lot more from Wargames Tournaments to share throughout the month, so stay tuned.

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

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.

 

A Brand New Year of Terrain

Hey everyone, we are back with a brand new year of Model Terrain Company of the Month.  I still have a long list of companies I want to introduce you to.

January’s Terrain Company of the Month is Wargames Tournaments.  In our shows humble beginnings I mentioned that I organized a terrain fund to get new kits into our friendly local gaming store.  Wargames Tournaments was where I gladly invested those dollars for the local gamers.  They have a great selection of terrain and the themes are expansive enough to easily fill out a 4×6′ table.  Their kits are all mdf, so you know they will hold up to even some rigorous wear and tear that we gamers can dish out.

The first set that caught my attention was their Space Elf terrain.  So when it came to picking out a table worth of kits, this was at the top of my list for something unique.  Just look at these temples.

The detail that Wargames Tournaments put into these kits is awesome.  If you are looking to get terrain to create an Eldar Crone world, look no further.

Whether your getting your force down to the planet through a void gate or the old fashion landing craft, Wargames Tournaments has you covered.

And don’t forget to protect your forces when you get there with custom shield generators.

Elf Shield Tower

Every space elf has an darker sibling.  Fight them in the pits of Commorragh to show them which path is the true path.

Elf dualing arena

I have a lot more from Wargames Tournaments to share throughout the month, so stay tuned.

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

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.

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.

 

October is out with a Bang!

4bot-Industries, our October Model Terrain Company of the Month has passed on some fantastic news about a Kickstarter they are launching soon.  They will have base sets with extensive add-on opportunities available.  Check out this HAB set that will be part of the Kickstarter.  This is 3d printed.  You can purchase the 3d files themselves allowing you to print them yourself.

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The potential for this is massive.  So many ideas already forming in my head for scenarios.  I could see this easily being useful for creating the interior of a ship.  Then to complete the stage, put pipeworks, vessel load bearing structure beams and other things between the hallways.  This set is going to be rockin’!

They are also adding to their product line an interlocking system called 4B-LOC.  4bot-Industries stated it will allow stable multi-layer designs.  Check out those stairs and that upper / lower deck set up.  I can’t express it enough, the potential for this is massive.  This too is 3d printed with much of it available in casting molds as well.  So buy the files or buy the molds, the board you can create is only limited by your imagination.

 

This is new territory for 4bot-Industries and they are nailing it.

As soon as the Kickstarter date is set, I’ll pass that information along.

Go check out 4bot-industries what has to offer.  Follow them on Facebook at 4bot-industries.

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.