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Post Yet more walls Reply with quote
Next came 7 feet of ruined fieldstone walls. Graveyards are near cities, so often when a wall starts to break down, local people start taking the rubble to use in new buildings. Also, walls tend to settle and get covered with dirt so I didn't put rubble around these ruined fieldstone walls.



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Post Gate Reply with quote
The entrance to the Necropolis is large and imposing, but I didn't build wrought iron gates, I just left it open. The two pieces are 6" long each so placed together they leave a wide enough entrance for carts or people. The gargoyles are by Reaper.




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Post Crypt Reply with quote
I wanted something larger than graves and pillars, so I whipped up this crypt. It was supposed to be small, but it ended up quite big: the crypt itself is 4" wide and the base is 6" wide. This was my first use of the Wood Shingle Roof Castlemold and it turned out great. I like how detailed it is, with what looks like individual carved shingles. The grate in the front of the crypt was the last thing I added and it was a royal pain to glue inside the building after the rest of it was finished.





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Post Dungeon entrance Reply with quote
The entrances to dungeons are always obvious, like gaping maws in a cliff or gigantic mausoleums. But I wondered if a small entrance that you have to crawl into wouldn't be scarier. So I built this tiny crypt with a metal Mage Knight fig on top and bushes all around it. I imagine a party of adventurers having to clear aside the bushes to see a hole in the ground inside, a hole they have to crawl down to get into the dungeon.



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Post Elven tomb Reply with quote
This is a noble elf tomb made with an old GW tomb lid. I made a box out of plasticard to support the lid, based it on foamcore and painted it carefully to bring out the details.



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Post Another elven tomb Reply with quote
I had a second GW tomb lid, so I built a ruined elf tomb. It's not supposed to be a ruined version of the first. The body of the tomb was made from Castlemolds bricks.



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Post Back to the walls Reply with quote
The walls needed L-shaped corners and T-shaped intersection pieces, so here they are.



Here's a pic of a T-intersection in use. I'm willing to accept that they don't perfectly line up when placed on the table, since they still look good.


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Post Bushes Reply with quote
These are some simple lichen bushes.


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Post Gargoyle statue Reply with quote
I threw this together and it turned out pretty good. I think it's a MageKnight metal gargoyle, and I attached it to the top of four 3" fieldstone bricks turned on their end. The base is masonite.


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Post Woods Reply with quote
These plastic model railroad trees have been in a box for a long time. I really didn't want to flock them since inevitably bits of flock would come off and make a mess. Then I realized they looked dead or burnt without the flock, which fit in with my undead theme. So I glued them to foamcore bases and painted the trees black.


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Post More woods Reply with quote
More trees.


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Post Rubble & cart Reply with quote
I thought the streets of a ruined city like Mordheim might have piles of rubble, and that's where junk would be tossed, so I experimented with a rubble pile, a cart and a zombie with no legs.




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Post Tombs galore Reply with quote
These are three Armorcast tombs I painted. I didn't base them, as they're resin and won't break. The reason why I show terrain like this, which I obviously didn't manufacture myself, is to show how to collect and paint quality terrain. You don't have to know how to sculpt your own tombs from epoxy putty to have nice-looking terrain!


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Post Grave Reply with quote
This is a resin-cast grave from Target Games. I changed the headstone from the one that's supposed to be up there.


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Back about 1995, when I began playing Warhammer Fantasy Battles, I started with an Empire and an Orc & Goblin army. My friends began their own Chaos, Dark Elf, Dwarf and Undead armies. The Undead army book used to be a combination of what are now the Vampire Counts and Tomb Kings armies. It was the one army we feared to play against. Since it was so inexpensive and simple to paint, it also was the only one getting finished too.

I wanted to practice against the Undead on my own, so I bought a couple of regiments of Skeletons. Something unexpected happened ... I began to like assembling and painting these figures much more than I did the humans or greenskins I already owned. Soon I had a small army of my own. My humans and greenskins began beating my friend's Undead, which made me think I could do it better. So I finished the investment and bought enough to field an Undead army.

About this time, maybe 1997, GW began showing themed armies. I was impressed and decided mine should be themed too. The idea would be the Dusk Brigade, an entire army marching out of the darkness, with colors of bone, steel and midnight blue. I painted enough regiments to have my first fully-painted army. I found a guy willing to sell me his Undead army, which had more painted regiments, and I could then field almost 3,000 points of painted Undead.

Time went by and I didn't play much, so I joined a league in another city. I wrote up an introduction to my army and created its master, Baron Mogulus. In WHFB leagues, you gain territories for winning battles so to justify this, I decided Baron Mogulus was on a secret mission to find a buried Vampire Lord from Cathay, named Garhamenga. (In other words, I wanted to replace my necromancer with a more powerful figure but didn't have the vampire painted yet.) When I won territories, I named them after horror movies. If I won a road, it was Elm Street. The Temple of the Poltergeist, Forest of the Evil Dead, etc.

The league crumbled, as most do. I played the army from time to time. In the process I gathered a large number of tombstones and undead scenery, just to continue the theme. Then about 1999, I got into making terrain. That was when the idea hit me that I could have an entire themed Undead army with matching terrain. I collected bits and miniatures and built up my terrain-making skills for years, sort of like a necromancer searching for lost secrets.

In late 2002, I decided I had enough to make my necropolis. I finished it in a couple weeks. It has 88 tombstones (plus some graves without tombstones); 5 giant piles of skulls and bones; 19 pillars, obelisks and statues; and a wide variety of other scenery. It fills up almost 3' by 3'. The pieces came from almost all miniatures companies: Target Games, Grendel, Games Workshop, Lance & Laser, Ral Partha, Armorcast, Reaper, etc.

The idea behind the army is that Baron Mogulus becomes a necromancer and summons enough Undead to protect him in a small keep. Later, he discovers a female sorceror that he lures into necromancy, and she becomes his assistant. Eventually the Baron discovers Garhamenga's tomb, resurrects the vampire and binds him to his will. Weakened from centuries of sleep, the vampire can do nothing but follow. Eventually Garhamenga regains some of his strength though. He captivates the Baron's assistant with his raw magnetism, and with her help, reverses the spell of binding so that Garhamenga controls the Baron. Then he launches his bid to control all the world.


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