I LOVE Apocalypse, and would play it every weekend if i had the opportunity! This expansion rarely gets the praise that (i think) it deserves, for one reason or another. I really enjoy busting out my big Super-Heavies, wiping out whole units with one shot from my Reaver Titan, and chucking all the Kriegsmen i can find into the meat-grinder.....and not give a dam! Now this wonderful game is the focus of a new terrain project that I'm starting, an Apocalypse scale Gothic Cathedral!
So what is Apocalypse scale? In my mind its something that's too big to practically fit onto a standard 40K board, but big enough to be a centrepiece for an Apocalypse battle! And that's exactly what i'm aiming to create!
Voila! (sorry, the pics are a bit poor)
This bit of MDF is 4ft long and 2ft wide - big enough for Apoc' i feel! I would have liked to have found a 3ft wide piece, but this was the best i could do. I wanted to keep the base board solid, as its going to be supporting an awful lot of resin and plastic by the time its finished!
The building panels that you can see are from the Pegasus Gothic Building range, and one of the best terrain kits that you can buy! This Cathedral will be made up entirely of their building range, aside from the front door, which will be a Shrine of the Aquila eagle. There are very few parameters for this project. It just had to be BIG, and it had to be playable. By that i mean its not too full of rubble, details and whatever, that you can't place a model in or around it!
So at this stage I'm planing out the footprint of the Cathedral. The panels that you can see in these pictures are just blu-tac'ed together for the moment until I'm happy with the shape (which i think i am). The side walls will be 3 panels high, and the 2 towers at the front of the building will be 5 panels high! I wanted it big enough to hide a Reaver behind! I'll be contructing a pitched roof to cover the bulk of the Cathedral at some stage. You can also see a large courtyard at the front which will have a few statues and things leading up to the front door of the Cathedral.
So for the foreseeable future I'll be assembling building kits and raising mighty edifices to the Emperor! I'm not sure how long this projects going to take, but I'm thinking along the lines of 2 months from now, which i hope is an over-estimate. I already have another 2 Apocalypse Terrain ideas ready to go: a giant promethium refinery (which will take up a whole Apoc' board!) and a replica of Forgeworlds Imperial Fortress walls! Things are going to start getting BIG around here!