Scratch built Chamber of Mazarbul

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Scratch built Chamber of Mazarbul

Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:28 pm

Recently I wanted to build a decent game board that looked cool and would give a different dimension to my games. I was flicking through the old sourcebooks looking for a cool scenario to do, and saw the 'They are coming...' scenario in the old Shadow and Flame book. This gives a different interpretation of Balin's Tomb, which I quite liked. Therefore, I decided to build it!

So, without any further ado, the finished board (I forgot to take WIP pics...):

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The Goblins, lead by a terrifying shaman and urged on by a war drum, pour forth into the Chamber:

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A bitter struggle rages in the depths of Moria:

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Balin orders his dwarves to defend... his own tomb?

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Hope you enjoy! C&C welcome, I've noticed myself some stuff that I need to fix!

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Re: Scratch built Chamber of Mazarbul

Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:09 pm

Cool, great work buddy! :) Looks like great fun to play on!
The underground looks really realistic, very nice. Especially the corner with the different sized boulders and stones is ace!
As for possible future improvements, maybe it would be worthwhile to make the walls have bricks. That would give it just a little more.
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Re: Scratch built Chamber of Mazarbul

Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:38 pm

Thanks!

Yeah, I made the walls out of wood and tried to make it look more carven, but the PVA layer didn't work, so you can still see the grain... I don't really know a quick and easy way to alter them all without having to repaint most of it again. Will rack my brains for a solution!

Btw, I love your mines board, I hope you don't mind if I copy some of your ideas for future development, because you really have set the level for underground boards!
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Re: Scratch built Chamber of Mazarbul

Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:04 pm

Oh, no need to change it! It looks good. ;) It was just an idea for a next terrain piece, perhaps. I actually like that you see a bit of texture on the walls, and the grain doesn't look misplaced.

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Re: Scratch built Chamber of Mazarbul

Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:19 pm

Looks good mate, you could play both the shadow and flame source-book as well as the Balin's Tomb scenario.
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Re: Scratch built Chamber of Mazarbul

Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:36 am

Thanks Feanor! I've got some things in the pipeline (after my numerous other projects!)

Thanks Knife in the Dark, after playing on it with my dwarves, I went to get the Fellowship to do exactly that! But I hadn't painted Sam :o ! I can't believe I haven't painted the whole Fellowship yet :? ! However, unsurprisingly, when I went to get him out of my box, I ended up painting Haldir... :lol: Ah well, he'll get done eventually I suppose.

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Re: Scratch built Chamber of Mazarbul

Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:30 pm

Very nice job on the scenario board.
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Re: Scratch built Chamber of Mazarbul

Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:37 pm

Thanks! :D
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