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Offline Agis

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best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« on: March 22, 2015, 05:35:52 PM »
Hi again,

the Wargods Automatons I have recently painted hooked me up on ancients again.

What terrain can you recommend?
I know of Manor House (great but too expensive) and Monolith designs.
Anything else?
cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

Offline emosbur

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 06:05:33 PM »
What scale/size? In 15 mm this is very good:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832150598/war-and-empire-the-miniatures-game-of-ancient-warf

But I think that is not avalilable in their web yet.

Emilio.

Offline Agis

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2015, 08:00:05 PM »
28mm - to fit my Wargods minis!

Offline powerfrog99

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 09:16:07 PM »
Hi, I built a few temples from Hirts Art parts for my Aegyptus.
For the Trojans I have already scetched a temple made from the same moulds using the parts that look the "least egyptian" in style.
Grand Manner also produces some nice stuff for ancients.

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Offline manic _miner

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 09:05:47 AM »
 Pet shops do some nice pieces that work well for the games.I know several people have been using them in games.

Offline Agis

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 09:33:07 AM »
Pet shops do some nice pieces that work well for the games.I know several people have been using them in games.
Hmm, have to look into that... might be a cheap alternative

Offline Duke Donald

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 09:47:05 AM »
I recommend cake columns. The price is difficult to beat and they can easily be turned into all sorts of scenery. I bought some from the following link http://www.cerfdellier.com/pieces-montees/6340-colonnes-grecques-technicake-18-cm-x4.html. They also have shorter ones (12.5cm).

Offline julesav

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2015, 10:12:31 AM »
Scotia/Grendel do some nice ruins.
"Some scientists say that humans exhibit a behavior called neophilia, which is a preference for new objects. Itís why we like shiny new things."

Offline Carpathian

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 05:22:37 PM »
Made my Roman temple out of 5 inch (12 cm) wedding cake columns, which I purchased at the baking section of Michaels crafts here in the States. They look great painted faux marble.   It is just a partial temple, to stand on the edge of the table...



Pet shop stuff looks good, but is usually designed to look like undersea Atlantis ruins, which may or may not be appropriate.   

They wouldn't be too difficult to scratchbuild.   Like Roman buildings, a Greek house is a basic box, perhaps with a tile roof, which can be represented by corrugated paper.


Offline Agis

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 05:57:47 PM »
Thanks folks, I ordered one cheap Aquarium temple ruin.
The wedding cake pillars are a great idea. I should try that too.

Offline SotF

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2015, 04:45:12 AM »
Remembered this thread after seeing something a friend of mine got his hands on.

Acheson Creations has a few things that could work well, their Trojan Wall sections and approach. He picked up a few boxes at the store and I got a glimpse of one of them. Sure, they're a bit short, but at the same time, that's more of a playability thing in my opinion.

Offline Atheling

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Re: best ancient greek buildings and terrain?
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2015, 06:14:39 AM »
Grand Manner for me!

Darrell.

 

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