Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lame Terrain 3.5- More Market Bases

An extension of the previous Market Bases project. I'm mostly out of the beads now, so future expansions of the market terrain will have to wait.

This time I measured the card so I'd have 2 40x40mm bases. But the gift card shape is more than 80mm long so one is actually a little bigger because I didn't want to waste it and it's only off by a few mm. Then there were the 2 short strips that I decided would be a nice addition to the whole market base set. I have no idea how big they are because I didn't measure them.

This is the 40mm square base with Memnon the Blameless.

Here we have the 2 small bases (they're probably about 40mm long and 10mm wide?) with the Priest of Aten Revealed mini from GenCon 2009. He can't believe the prices!

Finally the 43x45mm (or whatever it is) not quite square, again with Memnon.

I set up a small market scene with Memnon and the Atenist Priest vying for the Stone Age Venus Figurine by Forge of Ice.

A mini's eye view of the confrontation.

These should help break up easy avenues on the tabletop, but I think more are needed if only for variety's sake. Hopefully I'll have a battle report or two soon with these in the pictures...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fake Battle Scene 2- Rebel Ambush

This second battle used fewer figures for the Rebels (representing their losses from the 1st battle?) but they seem to have the upper hand with an ambush ready to take the Loyalists and Yiksossi completely by surprise...

I did two versions of this and another similar shot. This one lets us see the Rebels with the blurred loyalist/Yiksossi force in the background. The other version has the Loyalists in focus with these Rebels as blurry. Both are really cool and I used a similar picture (from the other side of the big head) as the "in game" picture for my entry. Here you can really see the tie-dye job on the Khanumite guy's kilt (this ties in with the Khemru as 'sand-hippies' in WarGods).

Here we get to see Assessor Scarmoth's plan ready to spring shut onto the foreign invaders. He and the Philosopher will frontally assault the Yiksossi while the other two Rebels will attack them from behind.

The three Rebels by the big head are there initially as bait and then to provide supporting long-range fire. Hopefully the Loyalist Army unit won't screw everything up for our heroes....

I really love how this picture shows Assessor Scarmoth patiently waiting for the foreign scum to get right where he wants them to be.....

This battle's outcome is completely unknown. I never bothered to figure out how it would turn out. I'm sure it'll be a victory for the Rebels but I'm not sure if they'll capture the Reiver to use in a future attack against the Loyalists or if it will manage to escape. Let your imagination go to work...