Wait, what? Where’s Eomer? Well, I had to wait on supplies to get moving on the base and I thought to myself, if I can get a bit more terrain done for Fallout, that would justify me being able to play again in the near future. So I started another storage crate and managed to get it done this weekend (and only just considering its Sunday). There isn’t too much to say about it other than that it came out fairly nicely and I like the colors I chose for this one. I want the crates to add color to the drab wasteland but not too much color at the same time.
How many storage crates is that now, I hear you ask? Well, its three done and that means I can pull off a real pro wargamer move like this!
Its great to hit a terrain milestone, even if it is a small one and I’d say I’m getting close to the point where I don’t need to worry about not having enough line of sight terrain to throw down on the table which has taken quite a while to get to. One thing that I didn’t understand about terrain until more recently is that a wargamer’s terrain truly is a collection that was built up over a long period of time. You have to stay patient and commit to years of gradual work if you want to have impressive terrain for a given setting. It isn’t my favorite thing to work on in the hobby but I am always happy when I have more toys to use in my Fallout sandbox at the same time. This post serves as my entry into Dave Stone’s Season of Scenery Challenge. If you ever need motivation to get some terrain done, entering in a fun community event like this is a great way to go and I’m glad to be participating. I don’t know if I’ll get any other terrain done or not between now and the end of August but if inspiration strikes, I’ll be happy to do so!
Since we’re on the subject, Modiphius keeps cranking out new content for Fallout Wasteland Warfare. I haven’t talked about it much because I have so many scenarios to play right now as it is but they recently released Into the Vault which provides rules for how to create vault “dungeons” in the game.
There is fantastic terrain out there so that you can create your own custom or randomized vaults like from Black Site Studio room-by-room.
So that is now an even more tempting project to take up in the future, assuming I can find a good way to store everything. They also released Astoundingly Awesome Tales which provides extra rules and scenarios for many of the factions. The game didn’t need them as it has probably close to one hundred already but its hard not love the amount of content the game has had in its reasonably short lifespan. That was always my favorite part of LOTR/Hobbit/MESBG. There are more scenarios to play and minis to paint and terrain to make than you can ever hope to accomplish in a lifetime. There is something comforting about that as you commit time and money into a game. You don’t want to get started only for it to be cancelled and feel like you’ll run out of things to do eventually.