Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Warhammer Townscape

Twenty-one years ago, back in 1988, GW released "Warhammer Townscape", a collection of thirty-nine card buildings. They were pretty simple, but of decent quality, especially for the day. Back then I assembled some of the simpler buildings, as I didn't want to tackle the more complicated ones. Some of my creations did not survive the years, but many of them did.
Just recently (as in, last week), I decided to tackle the rest of the buildings and construct them. They're just card buildings, so I didn't treat them with the utmost loving care, but assembled them using mostly Scotch tape and some white glue for reinforcement.

In the various boxed editions of Warhammer Fantasy Battle, GW also released some more card buildings, some on stronger stock, which I've also assembled.

Now I've amassed quite a little town. But it's not limited to Warhammer Fantasy--these can be used in Lord of the Rings games as well as Warhammer 40k, representing a town on a low-tech Imperial world.

In fact, that's where you're going to see them first, in a battle report that will be appearing at some point in the future...

8 comments:

sovietspace said...

Looking good! I honestly do not know why GW stopped making the card terrain pieces. I have two of the old 40k firebases (among other bits like the mordheim stuff) and I love them to bits. Tis a real shame in my opinion!

Still, i'm looking forward to seeing your buildings in a game soon.

Nocturus said...

Dear god that is a blast from the past. I remember getting the little house up front and the gray tower in the back with the old Warhammer Fantasy box that had Brits. and Lizard men in it. Can't wait to see them in use again!

sovietspace said...

Ah yes! The shed at the front! Thats often used in our 40k games as a 5-man Armour 10 bunker. Just for comic effect you realise...

Tristan said...

I've still got that stone tower at the back and the left-most house.

I also have the firebase, and the power plant type card terrain and they are fantastic. Actually just getting the firebase painted, glued, etc.

Col. Corbane said...

Thanks for the old school flashback, I remember trying to stick those together when I was a much younger.

Now I'm back into adv. heroquest, I really wish I'd kept my dungeon floor tiles set.

Act in haste, repent in leisure.

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jabberjabber said...

Oh the memories :-)
Those photos look great. As Sovietspace said, I thought it was a shame when GW stopped making these.

The Inner Geek said...

Definitely a trip down memory lane! Thanks for sharing this, I've not seen these in years.