I hope everyone’s getting by alright, what with the time change and all. Hopefully you got to your office on time and weren’t an hour late. I got here on time this morning. So it’s all good.
As usual for Monday, we’ve got a Terrain Corner, letting you know what sort of terrain products are now available.
Today we have: Brigade Models Release 15mm Moonbase Sphere, Manorhouse Workshop Update #17 – A steady base, New Heroic Maps releases – Acid Swamp & Acid Swamp Ruins, Urban Sector: Pwork Wargames science fiction gaming mat, and Miniature Building Authority Castle Sale Happening Now.
Spheres and domes are an ideal design for bases on the moon or other low-pressure environments – no nasty corners to create weak spots and let the atmosphere out. They can be seen in classic science-fiction and old NASA publicity material, the most famous example of which is the Moonbase in Gerry Anderson’s UFO series.
Today we’re releasing our own take on this design with our Moonbase Habitation Sphere model. Technically the shape is not a sphere, but a truncated icosahedron with curved sides – instantly recognisable as the shape of a football (at least it is in six out of seven continents of the world – a soccer ball if you’re in North America !). The habitable sphere sits on an octagonal base unit which incorporates an airlock for access and houses store rooms and atmosphere recycling equipment.
B15-601 – Habitation Sphere – £15.00
B15-601p – Spare Panels (x6) – £3.00
On some of the forums people are asking : “but do the bases have a fixation system between one another ?”
The answer is: they don’t fix to each other. The material they’re made of is not too light and the other side of the base is glossy.
This allows a natural adherence on all surfaces (like a table, or on a tablecloth).
The first video will allow you to understand fully what we mean.
We did throw 2 bases on our table. One flat (Cobblestones base) and one tridimensional (Column Ruins base). The result ? When they land on the table they land firmly in place and do not glide over.
But what happens if we place several bases together ? Can they move or glide when we place our miniatures or other stuff on top ?
Not really. In our second video we show you that by passing our hand quickly and heavily on the base, the later just doesn’t really move.
Same result if we move our hand quickly on all bases.
Of course, this test is pushed to the extreme, you’d never let your 3D Bases subject to such stress in real life. But this is to show you that there is no need to attach the bases one to another.
Until next, Lorenzo
Many have ventured into the dense jungle that lies between the ocean and the mountains. Most discover to their peril that the jungle soon gives way to an acid swamp. Sadly, most travellers succumb to the noxious fumes and corrosive pools, and their discovery perishes with them.
Classic Pwork’s gaming mat! We present the great game mat design: Urban Sector
The Game Mat Urban Sector is a PVC or CLOTH made rollable terrain mat, ideal for wargames, in size 4×6’ (122x183cm), 4×4’ (122x122cm), 3×3’ (92x92cm), 3×6′ (92x183cm), representing the scenery of a quarter of a futuristic city, a theater of battles and firefights where there the transits of soldiers and armored vehicles are evident.
The Wargame Mat Urban Sector offers the possibility of setting battles between armies of miniatures among concrete buildings disfigured by bullet holes, paved roads cracked by cracks and metal paltforms rusted by time. The mat is a perfect Science-Fiction setting for futuristic game play on a city war-ground, and also for steampunk or historical battle locations! Are you ready to battle?
Don’t miss out, be sure to visit our website for this fantastic Castle Sale!!