Post by supersoldier86 on Jul 29, 2018 12:47:47 GMT
So,I've currently got a crap tone of khador waiting at home to be painted at the end of the year (currently on a 6 month exercise 5000 miles away).
It's definatley going to be more of a painting project than a gaming project as it will need to keep me busy,as I'll have nearly 2 months at home.
Any who,I'm wanting to build the army (specifically,the WGK stuff) around a city fighting theme,I just have no idea how to base them properly,I want them to look like they been fighting in a city that has been absolutely ruined,pretty much like Stalingrad,so not just a few sprinkles of rubble etc,I mean full on ruins,barbed wire,foxholes etc.
Scenic bases are a no go (at least not for the full army),it prefer to make my own.
Has anyone got any examples for inspiration,or just some tips?
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Even if you don't want to buy existing scenic bases (and there's plenty of "city ruins" style bases), you can get bags of miniature bricks and sandbags and spools of barbed wire to arrange to your liking; it should save a huge amount of time and effort while still giving you full creative control to make your own unique bases.
Off the top of my head I don't know which companies sell the specific supplies, but you should be able to find them if you check the usual suspects.
Also, extra minis, hacked up and painted in your army's colors, really help sell the "waves of conscripts wearing down the enemy under sheer numbers" effect that I feel so strongly resonates with the battle for Stalingrad.
A hand reaching up from the mud or a boot sticking out of the rubble as his Komrades trample over definitely sets the mood.