A word to the wise

"Ask not the Eldar a question, for they will give you three answers, all of which are true and terrifying to know." - Inquisitor Czevak Turns out, the answers are; "Oh, just a few days", "Our friends will be here shortly" and "We have quite the appetite".

Friday, 20 September 2013

... Mr.Squiggle up in this b*&$h...

Today I surprised myself by drawing out some concept designs for the commissioned Eldar table. Keep in mind i'm proud as punch having done this, as previously i'd have required a lay down (and counting to 10). Artistic is something I am not.

Elliot over at CustomTerrain.net emailed me last night with some ideas as to how the board/terrain can be tackled. I have to say he has put some good ideas forward. At this stage, the table will be six boards 2 foot by 4 foot in dimension. The configuration is in 8x6, however given the modularity allowed, any shape can be formed - even a 12x4 for those extra long face off style battles.

So far the following has been mulled over;

Overall the modular board set goes something a little like this... Excuse the dodgy sketching.

Board 1 - Two levels, ground with sloping ramp leading up to a landing platform stemming out from the level 1 cliff face.

Board 2 - Not really worked out as of yet, this is up in the air and may be fairly plain overall.

Board 3 - A level one board with recessed dry riverbed, complete with a large Wraithbone bridge around 8" in width. The riverbed itself leading into an underground cave.

Board 4 - A giant Eldar Mosaic, with magnets placed at certain points to allow "Snap in" structures. More specifically, Webway gates of 30" and 8" in height - yes, large enough to allow a Phantom through, amongst other "up in the air" concepts.

Boards 5 & 6 - A level 1 to 3 in height board (with a substantially high ridge at the back) reminiscent of the giant rock spire/canyons seen in the US. Basically level 1 and 2, with a very high level 3 viewpoint at the top - perfect as a ridge for Flyers to come over during their bombing runs.

So that should give a rough idea of the boards, however there are of course a few Eldar terrain pieces being discussed (as mentioned in the previous update regarding this commission). The good news is the "resin" portal for the Webway gates is doable, something which i'll be keen on seeing!