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.

Airfield installation

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.

It is Sunday Night oh What a Night

Tonight the infamous Dan and Glenn from The Narrative Guys was on the show.  I had a great time chatting them up, two wonderful people that are passionate about the hobby and narrative gaming.

The evening started off like a scary movie for anyone  in media as my equipment that was supposed to be simple was failing me.  I went with an even simpler approach and it ran great.  But let me tell you for 30min, I was screaming like Jamie Lee Curtis inside.

We had a great conversation from what got them into 40k, to what drove them to narrative gaming, to their philosophies on terrain building.  I can’t wait to share that with you guys.  Look for that in episode 37.

To Glenn and Dan, huge thank you for being patient for this interview.  I look forward to buying you a beer at Adepticon.  Until then, have a great narrative game.

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.

4921-med

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.

IMG_3586p-720x478

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Did Someone Say City Fights

Hey listeners, I’m back to bring you more from Wargames Tournaments.  This time I wanted to show you just how much city terrain they have.  It’s truly incredible.  Variety is the spice of life and your table, so let’s get started.

Wargames Tournaments has a wide selection of city ruins for you to adorn your table with.  They have modern buildings of all sizes.  It truly doesn’t take much to give you that heart of the city feel.

The next series they didn’t have when our gaming group purchased tables of terrain from them.  If they had them, I definitely would have picked up a few to sprinkle on the table.  Why?  Because they had line of sight blocking terrain in mind in the design.

Do you need a chapel in your city or want bits to create your own, Wargames Tournaments has several of these too.

It wouldn’t be an Imperial world without some sort of gothic feel.  That’s why I chose these for another table worth for our gaming group.

 

I told you they had a lot of city ruins.  You mix a table of this up and you really have a city where each piece stands out, yet the whole table melds together in one great city scape.

Now onto something I really like, modern buildings that are complete.  Not every building in your city needs to be a blown out shell.  A few of these on the table will truly make the city feel complete.

IMG_3943p-720x478

We all love scatter terrain and here are a few bits that Wargames Tournaments has.

Finally the cats meow.  An entire city scape, streets and all, in one convenient package.

Full-City-Board-Kit-720x478

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.