It's been quite a while since my last post so I thought I'd get my lazy arse in gear and share my latest terrain tile with you.
I decided to re-purpose some of my old 40k terrain for this tile. It was just sat in a box taking up space with no practical use other than as a reminder of how I used to enjoy playing 40k. It seemed a shame not to use it as its Grimdark features scream Imperial World....which puts it right at home in Necromunda.
We've played a lot of games of Necromunda over the last three years and our knowledge of terrain layout has improved considerably with that experience.
GW's current terrain kits are all stunning pieces of scenery but whether one opts for Sector Mechanicus, Zone Mortalis or Sector Imperialis (40k battlefield buildings) they are all 2.5" or 5" in height. Five inches is great for putting your hands underneath but it favours shooting gangs over Close Combat gangs too much. Three inch levels are a lot more versatile in our experience, so when the opportunity arise to choose a height, we will always plump for 3". That's not to say we don't have 5" high terrain pieces, we do, but we like a mix of heights for game play.....and because it makes our corner of the underhive look and feel like a sprawling, eclectic landscape.
Ladders, stairs, elevators and walkways are also incredibly important in Necromunda and I always try to add as many ways as possible to reach a level....there's nothing worse than having a ganger with a long rifle impossible to get at because there is only one way to reach them.....
...and it's the various platforms and floors that take Necromunda to a different level....groan 😉
The first level can be reached by ladders.....
...or by ceremonial stairway.
For the maw I used a couple of Sector Imperialis columns, these are so easy to put together compared to the older 40k terrain and they add some great character and a nice bit of variety.
The tunnel was made from the doors that came in the 2017 Necromunda Underhive box...
I'm happy with how this tile turned out and it's sure to play a significant part in our ongoing adventures in the Underhive.
Until next time....may the Hive Spirits watch over you 😉