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With all the talk of the Occupier tank, I rewatched the ambush scene of Rogue one, and now I'm trying to duplicate some of it's deserty urban combat feel in Legion.  These are my current buildings.  At the very least, I'd like to double what I have here, and add an additional overpass/walkway for more sniper positions and vehicle obstructions.  Stay tuned.  Hoping to have a full table worth of terrain by a Feb 16 tournament my local game store is hosting.

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5 hours ago, Sirdrasco said:

Nice looking.

Maybe do some posters for the walls

I've thought about that, and I've see a few vendors that have posters I like.  Once I get the town built up, I probably will try to add details like that. 

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add some simple market stalls have it so vehicles moving onto/into them removes them from the board but they count as light cover for troops. helps you fill in some area.

 

... mmm I think I might make some myself now.

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5 hours ago, Geressen said:

add some simple market stalls have it so vehicles moving onto/into them removes them from the board but they count as light cover for troops. helps you fill in some area.

 

... mmm I think I might make some myself now.

Great idea.  Shouldn't be too hard, and will be a welcome escape from dealing with styrofoam. 

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Finished up the center piece of my little hamlet, and I'm pleased with how it turned out.  Certainly became the focal point of a game when playing "Key Positions."  The overpass is just over 4" over the table, so it is tall enough to allow for AT-RTs and (hopefully) Occupier tanks, but blocks the movement of the AT-ST. 

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The size of the buildings funnels people right down main street , or along the sides, making for some great street fighting, and ambushing. (took down two AT-RTs that charged down the middle, and the E-Webs played a key role in taking down units that tried to go along the flanks)

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On 1/26/2019 at 4:09 PM, Alpha17 said:

I've thought about that, and I've see a few vendors that have posters I like.  Once I get the town built up, I probably will try to add details like that. 

Not sure you'd need to buy posters. Just find some images you like, print them out on regular paper or card stock, cut them, and use Matte Mod Podge or something to stick 'em to your buildings. 

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37 minutes ago, Rogue Dakotan said:

Not sure you'd need to buy posters. Just find some images you like, print them out on regular paper or card stock, cut them, and use Matte Mod Podge or something to stick 'em to your buildings. 

Possibly, though it depends on the size.  I've not had much luck printing items that small and getting any real detail out of it. 

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No desert town is complete without an arms market selling WWII-- I mean, Imperial surplus weapons:

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Small arms:

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Heavy weapons:

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Weapons are a mix of extra weapons from the AT-RT in the core set, an HH-12 from my stormtrooper E-Web kitbash, or weapons from the WWII Miniatures game Bolt Action.  (Mainly German weapons like th STG-44, K98K, and MG-42, but the Brits contributed as well in the form of some Sten guns and PIAT bombs)

Probably won't add much to the cover and terrain of the town, but hopefully these will add a bit to the "feel" of the place.

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1 hour ago, Alpha17 said:

Probably won't add much to the cover and terrain of the town, but hopefully these will add a bit to the "feel" of the place.

Actually, I’d say those are perfect for light cover terrain pieces which, honestly, I think you need to break up the “kill lanes” you create with an urban block setting. 

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1 hour ago, manoftomorrow010 said:

What did you make your buildings out of? 

Craft styrofoam from Hobby Lobby, mostly, with a couple of buildings and second story low walls being made from the "plucked" foam I pulled out a "pluckable" foam storage case.  In every case, I cut and glued it into the shape I wanted, then covered it in drywall spackle, primed, and painted it.  It's actually pretty easy, all things considered. 

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1 minute ago, Alpha17 said:

Craft styrofoam from Hobby Lobby, mostly, with a couple of buildings and second story low walls being made from the "plucked" foam I pulled out a "pluckable" foam storage case.  In every case, I cut and glued it into the shape I wanted, then covered it in drywall spackle, primed, and painted it.  It's actually pretty easy, all things considered. 

Nice that was going to be my plan as well. I'd like to make a few buildings instead of buying 3D printed ones.

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Just now, manoftomorrow010 said:

Nice that was going to be my plan as well. I'd like to make a few buildings instead of buying 3D printed ones.

I think you get more bang for your buck out of making your own.  Some things are undoubtedly better 3D printed, but simple, square buildings are too easy not to make on your own. 

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20 minutes ago, Alpha17 said:

I think you get more bang for your buck out of making your own.  Some things are undoubtedly better 3D printed, but simple, square buildings are too easy not to make on your own. 

Yeah I have bought a couple little huts that have rounded tops, I dabbed some spackle on them to give them a mud look and then flocked the top with some other thick vegetation to look like little mud/thatched roof huts. But square stuff I'll definitely use styrofoam for

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5 minutes ago, manoftomorrow010 said:

Yeah I have bought a couple little huts that have rounded tops, I dabbed some spackle on them to give them a mud look and then flocked the top with some other thick vegetation to look like little mud/thatched roof huts. But square stuff I'll definitely use styrofoam for

For round, hut-type buildings, I use the containers from Country Time Lemonade mixes. They make good looking Tatooine-ish buildings too.

I bought a can of textured spray paint and made a nice village after a summer of lemonade. 😁

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10 minutes ago, Sharkbelly said:

Awesome! So many great little details. Where'd you get the crew for the E-Web?

Depends on which one you're talking about.  The one in the picture directly above is actually the regular Snowtrooper crew, painted in Mudtrooper colors.  The other crew is a kit-bashed Stormtrooper unit.   I've got a few pictures of them in my "Alpha's Army" thread in the painting section. 

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