Building a Tabletop Gaming Terrain Board in 2 Hours #SciFiSunday
A lot of tabletop gamers are intimidated by the idea of building their own gaming board. It seems hard and time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be.
In this Broadsword Wargaming project, Ciara makes a Necron board for Warhammer 40,000. (In the WH40K universe, Nercons are sort of like Egyptian mummies meet Terminator robots.)
A piece of plywood, some styrofoam, some rock molds (optional), sand of various grades, glue, paint and you have yourself a board. Add a few terrain pieces and you’re good to go.
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