Saturday, December 17, 2011

Terrain For Skirmish Games


I enjoy an occasional LOTRSBG skirmish. I was introduced to the tabletop battles hobby late in my roleplaying game career, sometime in 2003 if memory serves. It was Games Workshop's Lord Of The Rings miniatures, and the related strategy battle game, that led me there.


Once you are introduced to tabletop skirmish games, there's a natural progression towards the other facets of the hobby, including terrain-building. This is a work-in-progress; a rocky outcropping that can be used as cover and visual interest. I think it needs some grass and foliage to finish it off.

Here are a couple of additional photos of the same rocky outcropping. I added some miniatures to provide scale.


6 comments:

Stuart said...

That looks excellent. What size is it?

Sean Robson said...

One of the thing I love about table-top miniature gaming is the hobby-within-the-hobby. Modelling, painting, and terrain-building.

That's a great looking piece. Some tufts of grass, or perhaps some snow, will really punch it up!

Aaron E. Steele said...

Stuart said...
That looks excellent. What size is it?

Thanks. The base is about 9" x 12". I'll post another photo with some miniatures to provide scale.

Aaron E. Steele said...

Sean Robson said...
One of the thing I love about table-top miniature gaming is the hobby-within-the-hobby. Modelling, painting, and terrain-building.

That's a great looking piece. Some tufts of grass, or perhaps some snow, will really punch it up!


I agree and thank you. I'm tempted to do a fall motif, perhaps some red, orange and gold leaves scattered about and piled against the rocky outcropping.

Bard said...

This is an excellent piece. I love the way you've created the very practical flat surfaces for the minis to stand on, while maintaining a very natural look. Very impressive.

Aaron E. Steele said...

Bard said...
This is an excellent piece. I love the way you've created the very practical flat surfaces for the minis to stand on, while maintaining a very natural look. Very impressive.

Thanks. Of course, I'm unlikely to post photos of my failed experiments. For every terrain piece like this, I probably create 5 terrible ones.