I've been playing Tomb Kings for quite a while, but never had a good battle board yet. Most of the plastic scenery available is not egyptian flavoured, so that doesn't fit.
This means, custom build it! I've made a modular dungeon for DnD in the past (it's still growing actually), so I figure I can custom make some things.
Then the tale of the terrain painter comes around! Well consider me blessed with motivation. Problem: I am in the tale of the fantasy painter with my tomb kings, and still painting DnD minis and the dungeon. So I signed up for the boys category.
That means 5 pieces of terrain from me in the coming year.
Now I am an enourmous lore buff and like to have background and fluff on everything I create, so there will be that.
I like to work with hirstarts and combine that with other bitz I have laying around. Happily for me Hirstarts has a whole line of egyptian theme bricks, pillars, etc. I will be getting most of the egyptian molds in the coming months.
There was one piece of terrain from Games Workshop that I think I can convert to look properly egyptian though, an arcane ruins set. I got it on my birthday so I figured let's do this.
Most of the holy places of the lich priests are within the tombs, catacombs and cities of the dead. This altar to the sun-god is one of the very few exceptions. In the middle of the desert, somewhere between Khemri and Quatar lies very holy of places. They don't look like much, but many have been lured in by potential treasure to find only death. The place has a hypnotic effect on anyone but the mortuary cult's lich priests. It is said that those living that find the place and step unto the altar, get the sudden compulsion to sacrifice themselves to the sun-god.
This is why the lich priests don't have the place guarded, it guards itself. A trap for unweary adventurers and armies alike. This is the Shrine of the Pharoah. Before the curse of Nagash the kings of the land would go there once a year, alone, to sacrifice something personal to gain the approval of their gods.
So for now it is an arcane ruins set. I am still trying out different layouts. Here are some WIPs:
I am thinking of adding some statues, an altar, some pots and maybe some treasure to lure in adventurers.
For the first month I only need to have started with it, so I will do more on this piece in march.
Finally a picture of what I would like a nehekharan gameboard to look like:
It's concept art from Warhammer Online.