4 March 2015

Equipping the cabin with New Terrain

Oh its been a hard month of no gaming as we decided to invest in a whole new look for the table at the cabin. Biting the bullet we gathered together all the terrain boards and scenery and stuck the whole lot on Ebay. As regular readers will know I do all my painting in the Great Hall but once a week I head over to the Cabin for a spot of banter and gaming. Myself and Kevin have been looking at investing in the Kallistra Hexon system for a long time now, and this year we decided to commit and invest a whole chunk of change into this endeavour. We know this is not to everyones taste but it is our terrain of choice as we have great plans for the versatility of this system.

So having had a day to recover on Sunday it was up bright and early Monday morning for a trip to Kevs to sort the new terrain out and make it compatible with the cabins table size.


We started with laying down whole boards in a variety of ways to get the best fit, before starting to frame up the table edges and get a tight fit.


We choose the Triple 7 mix as we wanted a variety of landscape to work with and like the random earth patches.


Having chosen the best layout for us for tiles we began the task of cutting the ends to size.


Tiles marked ready to cut, the off cuts would also provide the infills we needed to fit at the opposite side of the table.


All cut in things were going well.


Opposite end completed. The only negative we had on opening all the boxes was the half hexes for the remaining sides had been cut for us unfortunately the wrong way for us to use them. So a quick phone call resolved this and we await the Royal Snail to arrive with the goods.

 Now it was time to play with the added extras we had bought, we have invested a substantial amount into roads streams and a variety of hills to complement the terrain.

we have been impressed by how this transforms the battleground and although the hex pattern can be seen once set out as a full table they dont stand out as much.


 We bought a few of these lakes but I have plans for these and they wont stay like that for very long.


It was not long before Kev started dribbling out of the corner of his mouth and the figure draws were opened for a look at how the minis would fit into the table.


That rare moment when Mr Howroyd is so deep in thought you can actually see those cogs engaging as he start planning a battle and what he could achieve if he had some luck with the dice.

Once again thank you for taking the time to stop over here and have a read.


22 comments:

  1. Your project produced a very handsome looking table, Andrew! Nice!

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  2. Agree with Jonathan, very impressive!

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  3. I am impressed. It looks great

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  4. Looks great Loki. But watch out for Kev's dribble - it may take the flocking off the hex tiles! ;)

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  5. I wasn't the only one dribblin I can tell you.
    Getting the clansmen out tomorrow night.
    Och eye.
    The cabin has a fresh look as well.
    A new lick of paint on the lower half and the skirtings rad and window sill.
    Top half and ceiling to still do.
    It's looking rather nice

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  6. I wasn't the only one dribblin I can tell you.
    Getting the clansmen out tomorrow night.
    Och eye.
    The cabin has a fresh look as well.
    A new lick of paint on the lower half and the skirtings rad and window sill.
    Top half and ceiling to still do.
    It's looking rather nice

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  7. I think it looks great. As you say, it requires a substantial up front investment, but now you've done that you can enjoy it for years to come!

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  8. I like it, I will be curious how you adjust the lakes.

    John

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  9. Very professional job. Looks really good!

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  10. As someone who has never gamed, I am thankful, and in awe of this post. I had no idea of the craftmanship and creativity involved. Actually it looks like it would be a lot fun creating the terrain... as in the colour choices and such. Beautiful.

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  11. I'm not sure mate, did you keep old of the good stuff in case I don't like the new clobber? ;-)

    Ian

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  12. Cool looking terrain chaps!! Looks the biz!

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  13. This table looks brilliant! - Time, effort and money well spent, I reckon!

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  14. Okay mate it looks a lot better than I first though it was going to look, I just think it looks all to uniformed, but with the hills and lakes added I think you are winning me around.

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  15. Very impressive, with added features looks really good

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  16. That's a great looking system. Going to be some great game reports from that one. cheers

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  17. Well done guys. Looks mighty fine to me!

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  18. You, sir, are an enabler! I just finished reading an article in Battlegames about wargaming with limited space, which is exactly my situation, and Kallistra was featured prominently. Now you come along and show how lovely it can look on a larger table. My poor wallet...

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  19. Very interesting - I wasn't familiar with Kallistra until this post!

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  20. More drool than a St Bernard is pooling onto the tablet as I read this post. So glad Kallistra is not in Australia, my wife would divorce me if I tried to get this stuff.

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