Saturday, 16 July 2011

A Saxon Village.


 

For most of this year I have been working on Dark Age stuff. Started off with painting up 30 odd Vikings and then 40 odd Saxons.  One of my wargaming buddies, Wayne from http://dispatchesfromthemess.blogspot.com/, suggested I make a Viking ship.  That took up a few more weeks. But then the Vikings needed somewhere to raid. So, then it was a Saxon village and with that I ended up making some Dark Age fences as well. Now I just needed somewhere for the boat to land to drop off the Vikings. This brought about the making of the beach. I made this with the thought in mind of using one of our terrain boards and making beach type terrain boards to go around the outside.
On Tuesday night Gavin, from http://tabletoptactician.blogspot.com/ and I set the scene for our first 28mm Dark Age game. We used a Table Tennis table that was blue and set up the terrain boards on that. Gav did an awesome job on the sea with the waves and rocks placed around to help disguise the joins in my beach boards. Then we placed the rest of the scenery and took a few photos.
The game was played on Wednesday night and a full report will be up on our group blog http://southern-strategists.blogspot.com/ as soon we get it sorted.
Village under attack.

and from the other end.
Some of the buildings and fences.

Had to put some figures on the table.








25 comments:

  1. Great scenery and figures my friend, will check out the other blogs.

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  2. That looks amazing!

    I can't imagine how much work must have gone into that...

    Where are your huts and fences etc from?

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  3. Wow, masterpiece. That's great all around.

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  4. very very nice, it just looks so good well do it must make your gaming just that much more enjoyable
    Cheers
    Kent

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  5. Wonderful terrain - and it gives me some new and welcome ideas for furthering my own DA village. Looking forward to the BatRep!

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  6. That is truly impressive, very well done.

    One question in I believe the 4th picture it looks like there is a scenic backdrop behind the table and it adds alot to the shot. Any idea where you got that from I have been looking for some and have not had much luck.

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  7. What a nice looking table! I really like the fencing you've made.

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  8. Looks stunning :) great stuff


    Regards

    Hobbyworker.

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  9. Excellent!!! I know how long it takes to scratch build houses so congratulations on a fine job.
    Cheers
    paul

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  10. Fantastic setup, looks like its gonna be a great game!! looking forward to the report.
    Ray

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  11. Very Nice work guys, well done

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  12. That looks terrific.
    Battle Report, please!
    Tom

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  13. Hi Dan,
    The back drop used in the photos was sold in model railway shops for model train setups. Not sure if you can still get them or not. Got a feeling I saw some for sale not so long ago. I will keep an eye out for you and let you know.

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  14. Sounds good Rodgers thanks for the reply

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  15. Marvelous scenery, must be a joy to play on a table like that!
    Looking forward for more... :)

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  16. Fantastic work mate!!!!!
    T.

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  17. Great photos Rog, my humble efforts with the water effects pale into insignificance when compared to your modelling prowess. Looking forward to collaborating with you on the game narrative.
    It was a close struggle but fortunately we saw those Viking Oicks off..;)

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  18. Rodger, great looking village...real nice work

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  19. Great looking all around. I am particularly envious of your ship. I need to build one myself since the kits are too big for 1/72.

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  20. Hi Rodger

    Impresive work with your terrain, very inspiring. I realy lika vikings:) Suppouse I will have to paint some mor up...just after that I finished my 15th century KUW project...

    Loooking forward to a AAR of yor games:) Which rules are you using?

    Best regards Dalauppror

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  21. Dalauppror- We used Strandhogg for this game.

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