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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Hello everyone,
Quite some time ago, me and some friends of mine decided we'd really like to play some Mordheim! The difficulty with this however, is that ideally you need an entire ruined city to play in. So we started buidling one. Having the most experience of us in building terrain, I gave some workshops on making buildings, and sometimes we come together to continue our construction for an entire day. Having few time in between to build, the process is slow but one day we'll get there. In this project log I'll post the scenery we are building, and gradually add battle reports once our campaign get's started, so you can see our city and warbands in action! During the campaign, I'll still add pictures of any new scenery or models we'll make.

For those who don't know what Mordheim is:


This is my oldest building, I started it construction before the plans of mordheim, but I made it so it stands quite nicely both as a standalone piece on a battlefield and amongst other buildings within the walls of morheim. It can be separated from it's larger base, leaving it nice and compact to fit within the city.






It was based on a cardboard skeleton, with planking added on the upper floors and a thin layer of foam on the lower. The roof was the most work, each cardboard tile hand-cut and roughed up. The windows are made of mesh on a paper background, with wooden borders. The foam was sealed using PVA glue. It is unpainted to show the materials I used.
 

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wow...you want me to love you? because thats exactly how you do that.
I tought my nepews to play mordheim and it is always funny! unfortunately i have to do with the old cardboard terrain set...
 

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In a platonic sense, of course. I will modify the rules a bit to make it depend less on randomness and to balance certain warband builds more. It'll still be funny, but more fun!
Here's the old inn painted up:





With this base, it is suited for normal warhammer battles, but it is actually a tightly fitting outer ring:

This is how we'll be using it in Mordheim.
 

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of course, platonic! (altough i worship Slaanesh, so you might never be shure...)
I just have noticed the w.c. :biggrin:
 

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Thank you all!
The outhouse is detachable from the base as well, so can also be placed somewhere in Mordheim.
Here's a small building I did in a very short time. The walls are completely made of foam, hardened with PVA. While the floor is thick with rubble, models stand still surpisingly stable inside the building. The small platform accessable by the stairs turn this small house into a formidable defensive position, as the stairway side of the house is the only direction in which can not be fired.
 

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Another small thing to liven up the city! ...Or rather not:

This piece is primarily made from matchsticks, planking and some thicker pieces of square wood. Put on a hardboard base with cardboard tiles. Hanging fellow from the zombie sprue, with the rope made from greenstuff, as well as the rope around the wrist.
I'm not sure if this guy still hangs here from the day the comet fell, or if he came to be this way more recently... Anyway, it serves as a setpiece to fill some of the more spacious areas in Mordheim. Desperate warriors can hide behind it for some cover, or use it as a grisly elevated fighting platform.
Hope you like it!
 

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Really like it! Again, great stuff.
 

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cool stuff buddy! as a former mordheim player i really approve that! i wish i had this kind of terrain to play back in the day
 

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Time for some work in progress! While this buidling has been pushed back because of some other projects, I'm also not entirely sure where I'll let the doorway on the third floor lead to. I was thinking about a bridge to another building, possibly a fire-escape.


The walls are made of cardboard, sandwiched between two thin sheets of foam. Wooden planking was added to the floors, doorways and walls. There still need to be added some windows, primarily on the first floor. I was thinking this building would be a store with a house on top, which explains the access to the upper floors being seperated of that on the ground level.
The basic construction went very quick. For this one, the details take the most time!

In game it is a formidable structure, capable of holding an entire warband! The balcony and windows provide excellent firing positions. The highest floor has enough room for a large fight. The two entrances can be very tight and difficult bottlenecks for any assailants to breach. However, this means there's also limited space to flee to once they do...

While it'll be a while for this is finished, most of the work has been done at this stage.
 

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I've finaly decided where the doorway on the upper floor leads to. It will either lead to a fire escape:


Or to the roof of an entirely new building:


I will make a section of fenced off alley so no burglars could use the fire escape as an easy way inside the house from before the meteorites fell.

Comments are welcome!
 

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This is an ambitious and well executed project, I will definitely be returning here for inspiration in the future. Good job!
 

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i am somewhat devoured by envy and hope your majestic and beatifully executed project will be inexplicably shipped to my house.
 

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i wish i had this kind of terrain to play back in the day
Right!

The cruddy cardboard cutouts and plastic corners was the way to go... ended up stacking cardboard boxes and stuff after a while.

Really like the terrain you got going here, keep it up!
 

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I can't believe i missed this thread before. I liked your ships thread a lot, but you just can't beat good scratch-built houses.

Do you still use foam for the walls on all of your houses?
 

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Have many fond memories of Mordheim, though our tables never looked half as good as yours. Really liking your work so far.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
Thanks guys! It'll probably still take a while before we'll start playing (with the exception of some practise matches), But hopefully I'l be able to finish up some more buildings before the rest has theirs finished. @Sigur, yes I do use foam for a lot of my buildings, though I glue it all to a cardboard frame. The foam is really neat to work with when making stone walls, as you can see in some places of the large building in progress above. These buidlings will however be spackled. The thin layer of foam allows me to create some more depth on the buildings as well, such as with the windows and doors. I also use tiny planks for my wooden buildings (and interiors), glued directly to the cardboard in some cases.
Woodwork on the windows is done:
 

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As all Mordheim models are out of print, very hard to come by or butt-ugly, I've decided to sculpt some of my own. Both to have some interesting warbands and to increase my skills as a sculptor.
I've sketched some ideas for a magister or brethern of a tzeentchian Cult of the Possessed. They're somewhat plain, but small details will be added as I see fit while sculpting the models.
 
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