Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fortress of the Eagles

This is the fortress of the Eagles. It was built for a Apocalypse game we had at our store, the Adventurer's Guild. The fortress was over 6 foot long with roughly 20 Imperial Bastions, 2 Shrines of the Aquila, 1 Landing platform, and additional parts from the Plastruct line of plastic products.

It took me and my assistant (Brad) over 4 weeks to get the design down. we worked with the apocalypse coordinator (Chuck Cordivano) to determine what we were going to set on the table.

The walls provided a 4+ I save for any defenders on the walls, thanks to two shield generators (pictured below). The launch pad was converted into the main gate, which could swing open. The parapet over the gate was a separate piece that was connected to each gate house through a series of rare-earth-magnets. This allowed for the fortress to store away easily into five sections (none longer than 24")

Battlecannons were mounted on magnetic mountings in the central windows. this gave a little extra punch to the front of the fortress.

The apocalypse game was set with the Imperium under siege. Chaos was knocking at the proverbial gates and the Orks came along for the ride. There were to be several titans stomping across the field and we were wanting the fortress to be capable of, well keeping them at bay for at least a little while.

The new Shrine of the Aquila kits from GW gave a wonderfully imperial look to the edifice of the fortifications. the ground level parapets were something for only the strongest of resolve. I would hate to have been the poor schmuck on that section of wall.

The guys had a great time at the game, There was several titans, a stompa, a half a dozen super heavy tanks, and a few aircraft.

All told it was a fun project and I hope you like it too or perhaps inspires you to make something cool as well. We will be planning a "Storm the Trenches" World War One mega game in a few months and I am beginning the planning for this soon. (ok, I just want a cool table for my Vostroyan Army to march around on.)

8 comments:

  1. That looks awesome. Where is your club based? The idea of a WW1 Trench mega battle makes my Guard all tingly in the knees.

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  2. Hello: excellent work!!! I'll keep a lookout for your next project, I also have a WW I IG in the works can't wait to see you table.!!!

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  3. Truly an amazing piece of work. I wonder if you have any sort of blue prints or even vague construction instructions/suggestions? I would love to make something on this order of magnitude but I'm unsure of where/how to start!

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  4. this is absolutely incredible, i love the detail you put into making this fortress, i'm seriously tempted to steal this idea...

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  5. Shut up and Take my money!!!
    Seriously though, do you have any idea what you could sell that for?

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  6. Shut up and Take my money!!!
    Seriously though, do you have any idea what you could sell that for?

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