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Terrain showcase: ash wastes

I’ve painted up a enough of the terrain I own to feel like looking at how it all comes together.

The ash wastes terrain, made with science-fiction (or grimdark) settings in mind, consists of 16 tiles, which make a 4′ x 4′ table:


closer up, it looks like this:


These are 16 tablescapes tiles from Secret Weapon, in case you were wondering. Next, we add some terrain:


Here’s another shot from a different angle, and in monochrome


The first thing I think is that I need to paint more terrain! I thought I’d picked up a lot, but this amounts to a mechanicum outpost, built perhaps unwisely on a planet thought long-dead.

Gangs fight over the now abandoned facility:


Here’s a closer shot:


Looks good, but now I look at it all together it seems more like a good start than the finished article!

9 comments on “Terrain showcase: ash wastes

  1. Azazel
    January 19, 2019

    Nice table there Dave. The terrain is certainly a good start even if it doesn’t fill up a huge amount of the table yet.

    • davekay
      January 19, 2019

      Yes, when I laid it all out I was surprised how little space it occupied! That was 4 boxes’ worth.

      • Azazel
        January 19, 2019

        I guess it’s because you made two large pieces that use a ton of parts. You could space even those two out with a ramp/walkway and they’d instantly take up quite a bit more table.

      • davekay
        January 19, 2019

        True, and if I buy another box I will definitely look at ways of maximising the space used, with those ones I pretty much followed the illustrated instructions.

  2. heresyofus
    January 19, 2019

    That’s a great looking table. Very inspiring.

    • davekay
      January 19, 2019

      thanks, I’m hoping to put it to good use this year!

  3. Thomas
    January 19, 2019

    Cool looking battlefield!

  4. Faust
    January 21, 2019

    Great looking tiles. Pretty much my dream of what the Ash wastes would look like.

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