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The Terragenasis competition ended last night, and I just barely took home 2nd place.
1st place went to DragonFlies7033, who created a huge castle that doubled as a DM screen so he, as a Dungeon Master, can keep all his “tricks” hidden from the players. It came out amazingly.
I got 2nd Place, beating out 3rd place by 1 vote.
3rd place went to GeoLinna’s Clock/Dice Tower, which came out amazing.
On another note, I posted some pictures of my dice tower on Board Game Geek, and as of right now, I have three images on the home page! I don’t even believe it.
Thanks to everyone who voted for my dice tower in the competition and to those who thumbed my Dice Tower images on BGG.
That’s right! The Terrain Gods have smiled down upon me with their ever-loving rays of light and given me a victory in my first terrain competition!
Here were the results from the poll:
Ashton’s Tower Destroyed by Comet 44% [ 26 ]
Ghetti’s Crash and fallen telephone pole 18% [ 11 ]
Caleb’s Crushed Crapper 10% [ 6 ]
nealcrankshaw’s Fallen Warhound 8% [ 5 ]
Dragonflies7033’s Toppled AT-AT 5% [ 3 ]
jedion357’s Camping with 3 Ladies 3% [ 2 ]
Kishkumen’s Fallen Light Pole 3% [ 2 ]
Maenoferren’s Maen’s fallen over too 1% [ 1 ]
Jedion357’s Jersey Barriers 1% [ 1 ]
Armoury-Terrain’s slag piles 1% [ 1 ]
NetTerrainÂ´s toppled statue 0% [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 58
I’m a huge fan of TerraGenesis and these competitions. I think they’re a fantastic Idea. Props to all who entered. I am very glad to be a part of it.
I have completed my entry for TerraGenesis‘s Fallen Over Competition, and the voting has started! It’s three days into the competition now, and I’m currently in the lead! Yeay! I’m so excited. This competition yielded 11 good entries. 3 or 4 of them are so AWESOME! One guy, Neal, created a “warhound” (large two legged machine kind of like AT-AT’s in StarWars) completely from scratch! I didn’t even know that was possible.
I’m very surprised, but delighted, that I’m in the lead. I hope I can keep it.
This competition has been amazingly fun and entertaining. I’m glad I found out about it. (They have a new one starting each month, so check it out!)
Since my last post about adding bases to buildings, I’ve done a lot of thinking about it. I’ve compiled more points, and put them below:
Good Things About Using a Base on Your Buildings and Terrain:
- Stability: With a base, you don’t even have to worry about the stability of your large building. Just glue it down.
- Debris and Junk: Read the Rest of the Post >
I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
I hope this year has been prosperous and adventurous for you, and that 2008 will only get better.
After a week of nerve-racking waiting, my Warhammer starter set has arrived! It was apparently too big to fit inside my mail box, so the mailman just had it balanced on top of it. That’s definitely the first time that has happened to me.
I eagerly brought it in and spread out the contents of it. (If you didn’t read from earlier, I’m planning on using these models for my Orc and Human warband.)
Here is a slightly out of focus picture of the back of the Warhammer starter box:
You can see in this picture sets of 4 regiments of 18 guys. From Left to Right: Orc Warriors, Orc Archers, Human Riflemen and Human Spearmen. This box also includes a Human canon and an Orc War Chariot and a General for each.
Here’s a picture of all of these models still in their sprues:
At the top of this picture, you can see two stacks of 4 sprues each. These are the regiments of warriors; one stack for the humans and one for the orcs.
Here’s a close up of the Humans and Orcs Sprues:
I’m looking at selling or trading some of these sprues as this is more than enough for two warbands of each species, and I’m only putting together 1 of each.
I received a note in my mailbox late on Saturday night saying that they had a box for me at the post office! Which has to be my Warhammer Starter Set that I shopped victoriously for!
I’m very excited to get the box, but since today was Sunday, the post office was closed. So I’m having to wait almost 48 hours before I can get my package. It’s like Christmas; waiting for my presents. But that’s okay. I have patience, and the “Fallen Over Competition” is keeping me very busy/entertained until my package arrives.
I think the first thing I’m going to do, is put together a nice, well-painted Human model to display with my buildings for the sake of scale.
Today, is the end of the first month of my Mordheim in Montana Blog. I have posted at least one post per day for this first month. Now that I have accomplished that, I don’t think I’ll be keeping it up at that speed, but I’ll update it regularly.
Here’s to many more great Months of Mordheim in Montana.
(Today, I am ranked number #17 on Google for the keyword Mordheim.)
Another site that I’ve been lurking on for a while is TerraGenesis. Great site full of endless resources. I first found this site when I was looking for board creation ideas. I found this page with a great Mordheim Table Idea. I then found that they hosted a new two month, terrain competition every month (so there is always two competitions available).
They came up with a perfect competition for a Mordheim building called the “Fallen Over Competition.” I started a for a Mordheim tower that fell over. I will be posting some of my thoughts and progress on it here as well.
Living in Montana means my closest neighbor is 3 miles away, and the closest Mordheim Player is a couple hundred miles away and the closest Games Workshop isn’t in this state. So if I’m ever going to play Mordheim, it will probably be with people who haven’t played before and don’t have their own warband. So it is basically required that I have enough warbands to play with when that blue moon comes around that I can play with someone.
(If you are ever near flathead lake, drop me a line, and we can play a game or 3. =])
Currently, I have my old Skaven warband and my brother’s old Orc and Goblin warband, and since humans/empire warbands should be the most popular in a destroyed human city, I had bought the Mordheim starter set when I first started playing, but I traded the humans off to a friend for his Skaven sprues. Since I didn’t have any humans, I thought it important that I get a human warband. This started my search through eBay to find a good deal on a Mordheim human warband. Eventually I found what I was looking for: The greatest Mordheim Deal ever!
I found an old Warhammer Starter Box and a Warhammer Rulebook with a human army and an Orc and Goblin army! It’s not for sale by Games Workshop any more, so I couldn’t find any specifics as to what exactly is in it. But if it’s anything like the current Warhammer Starter Box, it’ll have about 109 models, which is more than enough for four warbands! I could probably get 6 starting warbands out of it.
Of course, it is an opened box, and some of the larger models have already been glued together, but the box definitely looks pretty full. I ended up paying (with shipping) less than I would have paid for the starter box alone (and I got a free rulebook)! Now I’ll be able to make some different human warbands. I’m very excited to get this box full of goodies!
I finally paid out some money for this Mordheim game. =]