No photos in this unscheduled post, just a bit of blabbing about my upcoming post-apocalyptic/space western town project. I will keep it brief.
I want to spend a significant chunk of my time this summer prepping some simple scenery. I dont play a lot of “tabletop wargames” these days but I still get a kick out of the projects that they inspire. So I want to take advantage of my study free summer to get stuck into that for a while (assuming that I can stay focussed for a while).
I want to build a town that looks like a run down version of Redemption (the town from The Quick and the Dead) if it were situated in the Cursed Earth under the shadow of Neo-Tokyo, visited occasionally by the Serenity and was located a quick V8 Interceptor ride down the cracked blacktop from Mos Eisley.
There will be shanty elements run by monkey mobsters, the saloon will be run by an alien and Crystal Canyons (the grand dame of the brothel) is already undercoated and ready to go. That sort of pulpy, 2000AD sort of setting is what I am going for.
I have about 50 or so miniatures earmarked for the project, although I own many more that will slot right into the setting.
One of the main driving forces of the project is that it can incorporate pretty much anything that I feel like:
Space chimp miscreants? Check: zombie infested wasteland? No problem: RPM Power Rangers on a mission outside the domed city of Corinth? Get in gear: Tribes of natives a whoopin’ an’ a hollerin’ while they rob the Amtrak? Just waiting for (war)paint: A Federation away team making moves on the green skinned ladies while wiping their arses with the prime directive? Make it so: Predators hunting lowlives in the alleyways? You got it MooOOthyrfooKer: Giant mutant bugs living in hives under alien ruins?… Well… you get the idea.
Crucially each of the terrain elements will be built rather quickly and with storage very much to the forefront. They buildings will not be very fancy either, just rugged and practical.
So thats the plan. Hopefully by October or so there will be a whole lot more around here about Standard Falls, in case you were wondering.