On friday night at Adepticon 2013, the second annual Warhammer Ancients Battles [WAB] Big Game will be held. This year's theme/period is Hastings Redux [the Dark Ages, 1066ish in particular]. The narrative campaign will involve some historical "what-ifs" as well as intrigue and back-stabbing.
Up to 12 players will take part in the game.
What was needed is a proper battle field to roll dice in anger over. I have always been interested in modular terrain, both for appearance as well as portability. To this end I contacted Mark Sommer [founder of this blog and terrain master]. Mark made the terrain for the WAB Big Game last year.
Our task was to develop a terrain set that mimicked the Battle of Hastings as well as incorporating other historical elements to help with the narrative campaign. And it needed to be at least 16' x 4'....
|Mark's preliminary sketch off of my chicken scratch...|
|A more defined layout...|
|SAGA board in progress, frame and base layer of pink foam in place|
|Base layers of the elevations|
|Underside showing construction details|
|Progress on the elevations and slopes, tan area will be a rock outcropping|
|Checking slope for playability for figures and units|
|Filled and Sanded|
|Testing out coatings|
|Finished aside from some detailing...|
|SAGA game in progress on the demo table. Great reviews!|
-Mark and Mike