Inspired by a post in one of the many tabletop groups on Facebook and Reductivetendency’s similar project on his blog, one of my projects this year will be a new Mordheim board. Doesn’t sound that fancy yet?
How about adding: “in 10mm heroic scale” and “with Warmaster-sized warbands“? 😀
Exploring the City of the Damned on a small coffee table won’t be a dream anymore and I can store an entire game on the shelf to finish it later without any effort at all.
But to get there I’ll need a whole load of terrain first: Houses, towers, bridges, ladders and lots of rubble and barricades for a densely filled board.
Even though there are some small companies out there making suitable terrain for Warmaster, none of them provides ruined medieval town houses struck by a warpstone meteorite shower, so I’m off to making my own buildings.
For this project I’m going to make mock-ups in SketchUp before turning them into 2D templates for laser-cut terrain to fill a 40x40cm board. I’m still not sure whether to use 2mm mdf like the examples below or switch to 1mm thickness (or even a mix of both), but the first prototypes will certainly help to solve this issue. 🙂
My first two town houses share interchangeable tiles for the ground storey with different upper storeys and I want to keep the buildings at least somewhat modular for more variation later (and less work beforehand):
All the different designs will start as undamaged buildings just to be reduced to ruins or even rubble for a fitting Mordheim look afterwards. This way I can both offer the regular variants to interested Warmaster or historic wargame players for their gaming boards and make it way easier to design the houses in the first place. 🙂
A lot of my inspiration for the timber framing comes from various old German cities like Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which make wonderful examples for a pre-comet Mordheim. I just need to re-create some of them and then smash all of them with a big smouldering rock. 😀
Which buildings would you like to see on the Microheim board? A gatehouse? Some wizard’s whacky tower mansion? Something completely different? Just leave a comment with any ideas or even a real-life example for me to re-create. 🙂