It’s finally done, a 6 x 4 playing surface to wage eternal war on. After almost three months of painting and building and some more painting I’ve completed six of the Forge World Realm of Battle Cityscape boards. The last board of the six I needed to paint was a Primus Sector. Although I still have one more Primus Sector and one more Shattered Plaza to go, I’m claiming this victory because now I can have a legitimate game of 40k on these boards.
I have to confess, I’m getting sick of painting scenery. So in a way I’m glad that I’ve reached this mile stone right at the point where my threshold for making more scenery is about at its limit. I’m now ready to take a short break and then begin working on my 30k World Eaters.
So lets talk Primus Sector for a minute, then we’ll have a look at it and then take a look at some photos of it and the completed board. So the Primus Sector board is an unusual board in that its only one building. Yes I know the Shattered Plaza is to, but it takes up most of the board, however the Primus Sector is just a lot of roads and then one large foundation more or less in the middle of the board piece. The other unusual feature is that again, unlike all the other boards the foundation isn’t a square or rectangle.
I really want to for this piece take that feature into account, so you’ll see from the pictures that the building doesn’t have any right angles in the walls. I also wanted to have proper roof line for this pieces too. Unlike all the other buildings that have a roof/floor as a means of finishing off the building, I wanted this one to have a proper roof. I think I may have been influenced by the old Forge World Anphelion Base (which is no longer available) when I made this. I must admit it has been something I’ve been thinking about ever since a friend of mine revealed to me he has one, unpainted, basically unassembled and complete that he’s perhaps wanting me to paint…
I digress… So lets look at some pictures. I took these this morning in a bit of a rush because it was about to start raining (where I live has had over half its yearly rain fall in the past two months) and I wasn’t sure when I’d get an opportunity next to take some photos, so the compositions aren’t red hot, but you’ll get the drift.
I do intend on completing the last two boards however I’m not sure when the next update will be on this project. I more or less see it now as being finished. So thank you for taking this journey with me. It’s been a pleasure having your company, words of encouragement and suggestions, I’ve had a really good time making this board, much more than I thought actually. It’s been one of the most rewarding things hobby wise I’ve ever done. I never thought I’d do scenery, but I can see now that it will enhance mine, and my opponents enjoyment of the game so much more by having an interesting, stimulating and challenging battle-space to play on. Sadly its often an aspect of our hobby that is overlooked or marginalised and it’s my fervent hope that I’ve inspired one or two of you out there to step up and make some scenery that is on par with some of the magnificent armies I see both locally and on the interwebs.
I’d especially like make mention to Aaron over at Forlorn Hope who’s suggestions, ideas, constructive criticism and just general radness has been extremely helpful and inspiring during this project. Cheers mate.
Speaking of Aaron, he and I will be shortly commencing the Death of Isstvan III Campaign described in the Forge World Horus Heresy Book one : Betrayal. If anyone who lives locally and would like to participate with either a Traitor or Loyalist force message me. The plan is to bring you battle reports of the six main Battle Missions, Blood Feud, Fire Tide, Shatter Strike, Onslaught, Dominion & Extermination and also the four Legendary Battles, Cometh The Red Angel, The Flight of Truth, Counter Thrust and The Death of Gods and Angels. This is going to be EPIC and I can not wait to start getting enough (Loyalist) World Eaters together so the games can commence.
Apart from that, I plan on just having a few games of 40k on this board now its complete and I’m looking forward to seeing what its like to play on.
So… who wants a game?
John Sutton, Brisbane, Qld