Wargames terrain - hill

A piece of Wargames terrain - a rocky hill

Welcome to wargames scenery world - my site to expound my new found love of making wargames terrain. My name is Andrew, and I've become a little bit obsessed with making wargames terrain over the past few months. I suppose I should start at the beginning, and then move on to tell you what my plans are for the site.

About 9 months ago, my then 9-year-old son and Lord of The Rings fanatic discovered something called Warhammer. This seemed to involve trips to somewhere called Games Workshop, considerable expense and lots of plastic miniatures. Being a Good Dad, I obviously tried to help out where I could – I held things while he applied glue, I rolled dice, I read the rule book – cover to cover - so I could help him learn how to play, I played Battle for Skull pass games on the dining room table, I took him in to our local GW store for him to find out more. And I thought – this is OK, I quite like this, but I might not mention it at work... Then I decided it would be good if we had a games table to play on, it might be more interesting. So I researched and built one over a weekend. Then it seemed a little bare, so I looked into buying scenery (expensive) or making my own. One wood, one hill and a pond later – I was hooked. It (and building the miniatures) brought back all my not so misspent youth spent making Airfix kits, playing with Arifix soldiers and making dioramas to display my tanks on, or a plaster of Paris moonscape for my Lunar module. I remembered how much I liked doing that stuff, it took me away from the mundane world for a while in something I could become totally absorbed in. And best of all, it was for my son – so I didn't have to admit to my wife I was really doing it for my own enjoyment... I still am, several months later – it seems I have so many scenery ideas and so little time to make them. I know, I should get out more. My son is happy – he gets lots of new things and help for his hobby (because it is my hobby by proxy now). I found a lot of help on the Internet, ideas, tips etc. which is where the idea for the site came. I thought it might be good to document what I find, what I make, what hints and tips I come across, link out to the great wargames scenery making sites to be found out there on the web – so this site was born.
I intend to cover projects i am making, how tos, information on materials, tools, techniques, reviews of products and services that may be of use to the wargarmes terrain maker. In other words, gather together lots of information that may be of use to other newbie terrain makers in one place. I may even be brave enough to make some videos at some point in the future. I hope you will find something of interest here – feel free to comment or if you have any ideas or anything else you'd like to contribute, drop me a line via the contact us form. I am no expert, but am improving and love what appears to be my new hobby – so if you understand the glee with which I fell on the lid of a deodorant my wife was throwing out ('that looks like a radome or sensor array cover') or the vac-formed base of the packed of beefburgers we'd just finished cooking ('they look like missile launch pads' – I swear I saw something die behind her eyes at that one..maybe her mother was right) – then maybe you'll find something of interest here!

PS as my son and his friends are Warhammer and Warhmmer 40K players, this will have a bias towards those systems, but ideas and techniques should be readily transposed to other systems.


28mm Mantic Campground Tent Terrain Fantasy Wargame DD Frostgrave 40K Painted
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Gnarly Trees 28mm Tabletop Games DD Terrain Wargaming set of 3 unique
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