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The old Sydney city store used to have this fantastic looking table that was sort of set in a canyon, but a wide canyon so you could actually play a game in there. It was great... but it was always that canyon. The same walls were in the same place every time.
It's also the reason why I never like it when people try to do trenches, because trenches are meant to sink into the ground, not rise up, have a trench, and then go back down. It's why I like GW's Wall of Martyrs terrain, as it was never designed to be a "trench" system, but a raised protective battlement system which makes far more sense.
The thought of super-expensive fixed Zone Mortalis tiles don't interest me, despite my love of tiles (I own three sets of basic box Necromunda tiles and two sets of Bad Zone Delta - I can plaster more than a 6x4 with them if I wanted to). But I'll always prefer this to something like what FW made as I can move it around as much as I like (and it's easier to store). GW could surprise us and make a modular system out of plastic, but then again the price will likely be astronomical (single GW buildings these days cost as much as the Imperial Sector box did back in the day, which is stupid).
I have a lot of thoughts of terrain as it is the single thing I like the most about this hobby. I adore building terrain and making great looking boards. For about 3 out of the past 6 weekends we've been playing Black Crusade and I've been bringing mats, maps, tiles and terrain to make things more immersive. I live for the stuff.
And that RoB has that damned hill...
Terrain makes or breaks the game, for sure. I'm going to rename the hill in my RoB board the H.B.M.C Hill, in honor of your dislike of the hill!
That leads me to another question for you (or anyone): what is the 'go/no go' price for the new Zone Mortalis if we assume that:
-the walls aren't fixed
-the floor tiles are modular enough to combine for larger rooms without having to buy a special 'large room' expansion
I honestly don't know. I know that I would occasionally glance at the ZM tiles from FW, but would never pull the trigger because I could never afford an entire complex of them. If GW were to make this a two box 'buy what you need' set of 1 box of walls and 1 box of floor tiles, I could be tempted but the price of course may still scare me away.
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This is now a close to must-buy. Cultists are nifty outside some head gear and I just love riot troopers with shotties. Boxes with terrain tend to disappear so fast, but I had other purchases in mind this year, sigh.
Is the map/tile the same size as KT ones or smaller? This plus the IK Renegade terrain plus maybe one of those sets with vents and broken statues, how does that work out for a regular table? I have new and old Necro starter set bulkheads and some selfmade terrain, too (some ruins, Ork watchtower, ramparts, stuff like that). And way more Fantasy stufff that probably looks out of place.
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Looks okay. Nothing much better than the heap of MDF options out there, so it'll be all about price...and I suspect this will be hefty. If anything the crazy cultist guys are probably the highlight for me.
I expect the holes are for pegs, but also probably the right size for magnets if you wanted. Doesn't look like the floors are double sided though.
Also looks like I might be wrong on the floors - the box set has a card base but the pics from the video look more like they're moulded.
Also with the thermoplasma pipe they have upright - that tells you that the height of the double stacked bits will exactly match the other terrain. So the gantries and stairs will get you up to the Mechanicus sector height.
Looking at the video close ups I suspect the floor tiles could be lots of the new walkway sections stuck together as they seem to have the same detailing. Although the floors don't look to have many joins between the sections, so maybe they just share the moulding?
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