Cities of Tomorrow

Continuing with our featured Model Terrain Company of the Month, we look at some of the futuristic city pieces that GameCraft Miniatures has to offer.  From the high rises of downtown to the future orient district, there is plenty of room to create the scene you are looking for.  Most of you know that I’m a fan of large terrain pieces, be they tall or real estate hogs.  Any thing that breaks up the skyline.  So you may have guessed my favorite structure is the sleek high rise.  It is sure to grab some attention.

There is a lot of great terrain out there and plenty that would fill up an entire game board with a fantastic sci fi scenery with an old orient twist.  These main center pieces from Gamecraft Miniatures are a great place to start to create that table.

Lastly, we all want to see buildings that are functional besides cool pieces on our table top.  Gamecraft Miniatures offers modular stackable sets.  You want a sniper team on the 7th floor, you want to send in squad after squad into close quarter melee and follow them every floor after dangerous floor to try and remove that threat, you can do it with these kits.

We’ll be back in another week to bring you more from Gamecraft Miniatures.

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GameCraft Miniatures

Welcome to July and a new Model Terrain Company of the Month.  This month we are featuring GameCraft Miniatures.  I stumbled across them while looking for terrain for Robotech and instantly saved their website to my terrain list as I discovered all the other items they had to offer.

One of my favorite concepts for a game is SpaceHulk or a game set in a spacefaring vessel.  Gamecraft Miniatures ‘Spacecraft Interiors’ is perfect for that.  It’s completely modular too!  I see this easily replacing my cardboard tiles of my SpaceHulk game.  Most of all I like the simplicity of it.  Many companies prefill the interiors with beams and other things that don’t allow scatter terrain and imagination.  With all the great companies out there producing work stations, computer panels, etc., with the Spacecraft Interiors terrain you can load it the way you want the rooms to look.  Not every room is a random hallway.  I’m picturing barracks chambers, weapons firing stations, mess halls and all the other areas that make up a ships interior.  The Gamecraft Miniatures terrain gives you the freedom to create those places and the structure to keep it all tied together.

 

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Games Workshop Gets Industrial

We close out June on a high note with our Model Terrain Company of the Month.  The release of Armageddon was followed by the timely release of 8th edition and with it a whole new set of terrain to create intense backdrops for your table top battles.  I’m talking about the Industrial Terrain that Games Workshop has released.  One after another, these kits were lined up and knocking it out of the park.  The grand slam for me was the release of the Sector Mechanicus Galvanic Servohaulers.

The modularity of these kits is crazy.  If you want ideas on things you can do with these terrain sets go to www.GamesWorkshop.com or go to the Warhammer-community website.  You could also check out Ray Dranfield on Twitter.  He is always showing off creative new ways to assemble the kits.

We will have a Games Workshop terrain giveaway at the end of the month.  The way to sign up is to like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on twitter @ngc40k.

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Celebrating Games Workshop Terrain

As we have in the past few months, we try and expose you to some of the great terrain that the Model Terrain Company of the Month has to offer.  We’ve seen plenty of these kits in the past, yet as new pictures are released by Games Workshop it is clear that they are very inventive with the use of their terrain kits.  Forge World is great in this department too.  It’s why we all want to go and see it with our own eyes.

The coolest thing is they show you how many of the terrain builds go together.  You can find a lot of great videos if you subscribe to their twitch channel or a quick search on YouTube.  Games Workshop terrain is so unique that you can look at the insane builds they put together and figure out what pieces and from what kits they used too.  Many terrain boards maximize the use of the City Ruin kits and so I wanted to feature those today.

Next time you are looking at a custom terrain board by Games Workshop or ForgeWorld, see if you recognize where they pulled the pieces from.

We will have a Games Workshop terrain giveaway at the end of the month.  The way to sign up is to like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on twitter @ngc40k.
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June’s Model Terrain Company of the Month: Games Workshop

June’s Model Terrain Company of the Month requires no introduction and with the release of 8th edition this month I thought the choice was all to clear.  Games Workshop is the reason we are all in the hobby.  Why we are members of 20 different Facebook groups and forums where we endlessly love to read about, write about, talk about and post pictures of the world they’ve created.  I love that they have given me so many outlets inside the same hobby where I can express so many avenues of my creativity.  Even more so that I get to share that with so many great people.

Like so many of us, my introduction to terrain came in old white dwarfs where I learned to make buildings from the Styrofoam that came in every squad box.  I still remember when the new additions came out and we got all googly eyed at the new cardboard terrain.  Then Games Workshop released a few books with even more ideas of how to tell a story on our table tops.  I still have and reference these for ideas.

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Games Workshop has come a long way in their model making and terrain.  Not just what they have produced for us all to purchase in plastic and resin, but what and how they present it.  Warhammer World is still on my bucket list and I hope one day to see it with my own eyes and personally thank Ray Dranfield and the crew for creating such awe inspiring works.

I thought it best to kick this whole thing off right and since we are a narrative based show, I’m going with a narrative theme.  The Cadian Gate has fallen.  A rift into the ether has torn the galaxy in two and the entire Imperium is exposed.  The threat of chaos has suddenly and frighteningly become a very uncompromising reality to the average Imperial citizen.  Defense Lines are being created, bolstered and re-bolstered.  If you are to hold until re-enforcements arrive, you will need to stack up as much metal on metal as you can.  Dig those trenches deep and stack those sandbags higher, because the flood of chaos is coming.

From the Wall of Martyrs to the humble Aegis line, Games Workshop has what you need to plan your defense.  I have tons of this stuff and I keep adding more pieces to my collection.

We will have a Games Workshop terrain giveaway at the end of the month.  The way to sign up is to like the NGC40k Podcast Facebook page or follow us on twitter @ngc40k.

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Model Company of the Month with Mechanical Warhorse

We conclude our May celebration of model terrain with some more great kits by Mechanical Warhorse.

You’ve seen my posts on the pipeworks kits for our Mechanicum/Industrial district, they are coming along nicely.  I wanted to show you some other great stuff and some items that are ahead of their time.  Mechanical Warhorse has some great scatter terrain and table props that really help capture the battle on your table top.  I’m talking about their com & watch towers, tanks traps and acrylic explosions, smoke and so much more.

Did I tell you how much I like their billboards?  I have three of these kits and they are great for nearly any setting, badlands, city, etc.  I’ve put them on the table at every Apoc Luck event I’ve run.  They are just too damn cool not to take pictures of your models without these somewhere in the photo.

 

I’m drawing the winners today.  Want to see if you’ve won?  Check out the NGC40k Facebook page.

Pipeworks by Mechanical Warhorse

We continue our May celebration of model terrain with Pipeworks kits by Mechanical Warhorse.

Our own group is building a Mechanicum/Industrial district and I immediately thought of Mechanical Warhorse for my pipework kits.  These kits are easy to assemble, look great on the table top and are very reasonably priced.  The Narrative Guys have a table full of this terrain and it looks fantastic.  Industrial, Imperial wastelands, ship interiors, the uses go on and on.

 

“How do I enter?”

Simply like the NGC40k Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.

A winner will be drawn on May 25th.

May Model Terrain of the Month Mechanical Warhorse

Wow that’s a mouthful and don’t try to say it three times fast or you’ll tie your tongue in knots.  If you did that, how would you spread the good word.

This month we celebrate model terrain from our good friend Carlos over at Mechanical Warhorse.

Armageddon is everywhere I look these days.  Danger lurks around every corner and from distant platforms.  Densely packed terrain with a strong industrial vibe really helps set the scene.  A great way to create that is with containers, catwalks and gantries.  Carlos is putting together some exciting combo sets to get you started.

In the spirit of ‘Model Terrain Company of the Month’, Mechanical Warhorse is giving a kit away to a lucky listener.

“How do I enter?”

Simply like the NGC40k Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k.

 

HC3D Bio Terrain

Horizon Creation 3D has some great Bio Terrain, perfect for creating a Tyranid invaded world.    I thought this terrain was perfect for my 40k Warzone Valedor table that I made for the 2017 Apoc Luck series.  Painted up in Leviathan, Kraken or a scheme of your own, this terrain will look great on your table top and really pull you into the story.

He was so kind as to give us a Tech Terrain Kit to give away.

To win this kit, like our Facebook Page NGC40k Podcast or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k

I will be picking a winner the last week of April.

Terrain Company of the Month

We all now how important terrain is to the game.  It is the stage to the story we are trying to tell.  It envelopes our models and entices our imagination as we play through a game.  It has come to be known as the 3rd army.  In the case of The Narrative Guys and myself, it is more like our 4th, 5th and 6th armies.

I’ve already taken one step by creating the Terrain Index on our website.  I plan to make it better, more user friendly and I have a huge list of companies that need to be added.

I’ve decided I want to feature a model/terrain company every month to let you all know what is out there.  Show you what cool stuff they have and what they are working on.  Maybe even get some insight from the creators themselves.

Kicking it off is Horizon Creation 3D.  Founded in 2013, Curtis has taken his 3D printing company from nothing and built it into a household name.  He was so kind as to give us a Tech Terrain Kit to give away.  Pictured here are more of his awesome tech kits, great for Tau terrain, infinity, hive cities, power plants, etc.  Where ever your imagination takes you.

To win this kit, like our Facebook Page NGC40k Podcast or follow us on Twitter @ngc40k

I will be picking a winner the last week of April.