Community Spotlight: Star Wars Terrain, Castle Fier & Gangs Of Rome

June 21, 2023 by brennon

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Come and join us for another delve into the Projects to find the best of the best from the last week or so. We're going to be getting stuck into lots of great-looking miniature wargaming painting and hobbying this week...


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Star Wars: Legion Terrain by ugleb

We start out with something awesome from ugleb. They are looking to get stuck into some games of Star Wars: Legion and that means building an awesome tabletop. The idea for the terrain is a frontier town covered in a blanket of snow. The basis of the table is a gaming mat and then a whole host of terrain that has been designed to fit.

Star Wars Legion Terrain #1 by ugleb

A range of terrain had been spied online and was then 3D Printed and painted up as you can see here. The look seems very appropriate for someone looking to build an outpost in the midst of nowhere, somewhere on a backwater planet. There is a good breakdown of the terrain and how it got painted over on the Project itself but I think it looks great. There is JUST enough colour here and there to draw the eye but keep that theme going.

Star Wars Legion Terrain #2 by ugleb

One of the most impressive pieces of terrain from the project is this excellent Repulsor Train. This seems ripe to be battled over with plenty of spaces for cargo to be stolen or indeed blown up by various armies across different periods in the Star Wars timeline. I really like all of the dirt and grime that has been worked into this train which matches with the gaming mat particularly nicely.

Star Wars Legion Terrain #3 by ugleb

As you can see, the full tabletop looks great and I like the mix of different terrain which helps when it comes to blocking lines of sight and setting up fun clashes between different forces. The train across the middle properly focuses the fighting but also splits the game board too. All of the little bits and pieces of scatter terrain also help to set the scene. A great set of terrain, painted up really nicely and perfectly suited to the style of tabletop that ugleb needed.


Castle Fier by dugthefug1644

Moving on from a galaxy far, far away, we delve into the dark forests that surround Castle Fier. dugthefug1644 has been doing a lot of work across different games but The Silver Bayonet is possibly one of their most impressive. I really like the different creatures and characters that we've seen getting painted up for use with this campaign.

Castle Fier #1 by dugthefug1644

dugthefug1644 does an endlessly good job on their painting and it's always nice to see what techniques they try when it comes to new projects. I really like the way these Scarecrows have been painted up for example, especially with the added straw poking out of the rips in their clothing. Something simple that just works.

Castle Fier #2 by dugthefug1644

So much detail has also been worked into the different characters that are going to end up part of a new The Silver Bayonet warband. I am always enamoured by how quickly these miniatures get painted up as well! dugthefug1644 is certainly showing a lot of us up when it comes to dealing with our piles of potential.

You've got fellows who wander the woods quite regularly and then some more over-the-top and ostentatious additions to The Silver Bayonet.

Castle Fier #3 by dugthefug1644

It's great that all of the trim on the different uniforms has been brought out in these miniatures and so much detail has found its way into the schemes as a whole. I like the touch of blood on the one chap's sword and the grizzled beard that is forming around his jaw. I also have to doff my cap at dugthefug1644 for doing the makeup on the female soldier as well!


Gangs Of Rome by panzerkaput

Last, but not least, we're having a look at what panzerkaput has been up to. They have been somewhat drawn back to the Ancient period and a bit of battling in the streets of Rome with Gangs Of Rome by Footsore Miniatures & Games.

Gangs Of Rome #1 by panzerkaput

The Gangs Of Rome collection from panzerkaput has had a little bit of an upgrade and a revamp so that it can be dropped into games using the new edition rules. I really liked the first visit we made to Rome with panzerkaput when the game initially came out, especially because of the amount of colour that you get when looking at these terrain pieces and miniatures. Rome wasn't all bare marble back then!

Gangs Of Rome #2 by panzerkaput

The painting is great, as always, and I really like all of the little bits and pieces that have been added here and there to breathe life into the terrain. You get that with the pots and such lying around, the market stalls and all of the graffiti on the walls. It feels like a living, breathing Rome that forms the perfect backdrop for skullduggery.

Some more work has been going into a host of additional characters that will soon furnish the streets of Rome. These test sprues are looking great from the team at Warhost and Footsore and they feel like a great way to bulk out the populace or Rome.

Gangs Of Rome #3 by panzerkaput

You can also see more of the bits and bobs that are going to be appearing on the tabletop. Lots of bottles and such that are just begging to be picked up and thrown at some unfortunate ganger who decided to get too close during your shadowy dealings. The entire project is great from panzerkaput and should get you in the right mood for exploring Gangs Of Rome during the new edition of the game.

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Every week we’re absolutely blown away by the incredible topics that are put into the Projects, it’s getting more difficult to choose Community Spotlights! We love your work and we hope to see a lot more of it in the future!

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