As of late, I’ve managed to complete a few projects that have been lingering on my desk for years. Some notable examples include my Legion of the Damned and my terrain. So, when I went searching for a next project, I found myself turning to fortifications. I think this was an ill-fated snap decision as the result of a planetstrike game I played in. Whatever the case, I had a bright idea to work on my Wall of Martyrs.
Let me say that I think the trench system idea is super cool (obviously, or why would I buy so much of it?). I’d love it if it was actually trenches, but you completely lose any modularity if that were the case. Anywho, on one (or two) of my buying sprees, I wound up picking up a fair bit of this terrain. The thought being that it was rather cool looking and you need a fair bit of it to make it at all effective (or cool looking–doesn’t it have to cover a board?).
While that may be the case, having to paint enough terrain to cover a whole board is a bit of a daunting task. After I laid it out and primed it, I realized just what I was getting into. To further complicate things, this isn’t just a simple dirt trench–it’s covered in all sorts of ammo boxes, skeletons, rocks, etc. This won’t be a quick paint job–even if it is “just terrain.”
Without putting a single paintbrush to it, I wonder if I just shouldn’t put it quietly back into the box and hide it for a few more years…