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    The Enchanted Forest modular

    This is a little project of mine, in which I'm trying to create a modular forest for the purposes of WHQ (or really modified Hero Quest for a group of friends that don't have much experience with games of the sort). The Enchanted Forest follows WHQ in what comes to tiles. Each road (tunnel) tile is made of 15x15 cm board and each opening (room) tile of a 20x20 cm board (or 20x20 + 20x20 in some cases).

    The idea is that the group often has to travel through an enchanted forest, maybe Athel Loren, to get to various dungeons. The journey through the forest is an adventure of its own. Sometimes, there is a pre-made map of what the forest is like. Sometimes tiles will be drawn at random. There are planned or random events connected with each tile, like meeting a traveling merchant, getting ambushed by bandits, stumbling into an abandoned, haunted graveyard, facing a river troll while crossing a bridge and so on. I'll detail these rules later in the thread if I manage to get the project physically forward first.

    Here you can see an example of a road tile (road goes straight) I've been working with. I'm using 0,5 cm foam board over hardboard. Rocks and additional height differences are made using 2 cm or thicker styrofoam. I've also got two Citadel Woods to cover the trees themselves.


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    The initial setup will be 3 straight road tiles, one turning road, one forking road and one road where path ends. For clearing (room) tiles I will make the beginning/end of a forest, graveyard, and a hill made of two 20x20 pieces. This is what I'm starting with. If the project kicks off well, I might be adding things like elven waystone, ruins, roadside inn, more road tiles and so on.

    Some in-production pictures of the first road tile:

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    Initial drybrush for the rocks

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    Muddy ground waiting to be flocked

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    Joining up with an unfinished turning road tile

    I'm novice in making terrain so this whole project is mainly practice work for me. I'm pretty satisfied with how the rocks turned out, but the flocking needs some work... As this is "an enchanted forest", it doesn't necessarily need to look too realistic, but I'm still not quite happy with how it is. I'm also thinking whether I should fill the gaps of the road with sand. Now the idea was that the trail is rather elusive and filled with growth.

    Questions and comments are very welcome!
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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    If you want 2 more ideas for your forest......you can take a look at 2 tiles I created for my forest set..........there's only 2 rooms at present but might give you some extra ideas.

    http://quests-of-legend.weebly.com/board-sections.html

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Thanks for the ideas! I might well be interested in doing something akin "the Faerie Ring" and perhaps even some swamp tiles along the idea of the "quick mud" later.

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Hi great start I was looking into doing a forest theme dungeon myself using fantascape forest bases and the mirco art tree as it didn't cover a lot of the base so you have a better view. I hope this helps I found if you put one to a tile and fallen logs opposite. once the dungeon takes shape with three or four tiles it does to appear to look like a forest and still able to clearly see the models. forget I said anything if it is no help. really like the way you started. subbed

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Questing in a forest? That's a great idea!
    I'll be keeping track or your project...
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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Thanks for the comments, guys! Glad you're interested in the project.

    Here you can see some drybrushing on the 3 WIP pieces. I'll post some more pictures when these are ready. You can also see some round-based rock formations that are meant to be used as an alternative to the trees on more rocky terrain.


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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    very nice, check out ebay the broken tree branch covered in spiders from the orcs and goblins big ass spider box is being sold thought would add some character for you. are you going to theme the monsters around a certain area like beastmen or vary like dryads dark elf raiders and bandits?

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    I want to build rather than buy, Richard. So I'm avoiding kits, bases and such as far as possible. Citadel Wood set is a necessary exception. As for monsters, there should be plenty of variety. Human bandits, wood elves, dryads, undead, wolves, even a minotaur. To be added: a river troll for the bridge crossing tile, and possibly some more mythical woodlands creatures like an eagle or a unicorn. Possibly more at some point. I'm trying to get started with a rather limited and quick stock.

    Anyway, here are some pictures of the ready four tiles arranged in a couple different ways. Cliffs you see in the background just for the effect are familiar from my other thread.

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    equally as good as your other thread. subbed to this too!
    http://gwpertinent.blogspot.com - A blog to do with all things GW pertinent I'm toying with.

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Looking really nice!

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    that's fare enough im the opposite due to my situation. The boards look sweet together cant wait to see the bridge ****

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Here is a better look at the rock formations. I made their bases equal-sized to the Citadel Wood trees, so that they can be used in this modular anywhere as an alternative to a tree - when there is no tree available, or when I want to make the terrain slightly more open or rocky.

    They are made of just waste chunks of foam, coated with thinned and textured Elmer's glue and painted. They turned out nicer than I thought.


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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Love the work Nychthemeron, this is definitely enchanting.

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Brill.
    I am planning a set of wilderness quest tiles too.
    This is great inspiration.
    Fantastic start. Can't wait to see more.
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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    I was thinking about doing some sort of graveyard type tile as an objective room but seeing yours makes me want to do others as well. I may have to pinch some of your ideas here, I like the swampy / forrest theme going on here and having removable trees and stones is very clever. Keep it coming mate so I can nick more of your ideas!

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Thanks for the good word! Always appreciated, especially when coming from guys who have some stunningly good-looking projects of their own. Free feel to get inspired - I'm rather curious to see different versions of the same idea. For some reason, Questing in the wilderness hasn't been very popular this far. Time to change it!

    I've been busy with other stuff, but I do have two "clearing tiles" (rooms) in progress. Some pictures incoming once I get painting and flocking them.

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Some work-in-progress. Two clearing tiles (20x20), one featuring the beginning or an end of a forest (or if joined with the cliff piece, an entrance to a dungeon) and a little rocky hill. Plus some more road tiles in the background. All in painting and to be flocked.

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    Some progress! I finished the WIP above, and painted some woodlands-related minis. Some images of the latter later. But here are the terrain pieces: a small rocky hill and the beginning/end.

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    The beginning/end of the forest - and how it can be turned to a dungeon entrance

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    The fully flocked and painted hill along with other pieces

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    "King of the hill"

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    Some theme shots: dwarfs and wood elves fighting over the hill. From the last picture you can see that although the hill is not particularly large, it is rather steep from the miniature angle. In Mordheim, the troops could probably scale it, but it's still a lot easier to follow the stone-covered path leading around the top. In HeroQuest and WHQ, you of course need to follow the path, too.

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    Re: The Enchanted Forest modular

    These are looking great Nychthemeron, the more of them on the table the better they look. They link nicely together and give loads of height to the game, impressive.

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