Carnage4u’s Terrain Blog #1



I’m carnage4u and I’m addicted to all things Warmachine. I’ve been playing the game since 2005. I’ve played minature wargames for over 20 years.   I live in Madison WI and am lucky enough to have a huge warmachine player base. I will be writing some articles on a variety of topics, but I’m hoping to post a few times a month on my current terrain projects.


While I love playing my Skorne, Cryx, Minions and Cygnar I equally enjoy painting up my army and working on terrain.  It’s important to me, that our local game stores and events have a good varieity of quality terrain.  It makes games more interesting.


Good looking terrain pieces are great. I have put a lot of time into making terrain that looks good on the table. But it’s also critically important to me that terrain pieces are made to be “playable”. I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to an event, and either terrain is in bad shape, or the pieces are so ackward that even if they do look nice, they are so frustating they hurt play experience.


For example. I made the following terrain for our local game stores earlier this year:



The hills in this picture do not have “curved” slopes. I agree curved sloped hills look better. But I have almost never seen any hill with a curved slope that wasnt a pain in the butt when it came to balancing models and placing them on the hill edges.  The trees can all be picked up and moved off the forest tempaltes as well.


I also like to add in some terrain that isn’t used as much. Rough terrain patchs are fun. I made some rough terrain patches, and even a hill with rough terrain.



My big project, which I started a few months ago, is slowly picking up steam.  I’m building a modular Ruined City Board.  Each 1ft x 1ft section is able to be rotated to create many variant boards.
Here is a sneak peak of some of my test pieces.  I will have more of this in upcoming weeks.  These are all made with Hirst arts molds, and I need to make more blocks out of the molds stage which takes a few weeks to complete.






Author: Carnage4u

I have played Warmachine since 2004. Before that I have played warhammer fantasy for ten years, but I stopped playing Fantasy shortly after starting warmachine. I enjoy every aspect of the hobby. I love competive play, as well as just playing fun goofy lists on casual game night at our local game store. I also spent a good chunk of my free time working on making terrain for our events our local gamestores. I mainly play Skorne and Cryx, but I do own a small gatorman minion force that I have fun playing. Brian "carnage4u" Giese

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