As my intro last month (the one with the first draft of the rules) to CoffinWood was technically Part 1, welcome to part 2.
Firstly, before I jumped into another “proper” project after the Fembruary Treehouse I was in need of a little palate cleanser. This came in the shape of some Star Wars Lego I’d acquired in January for my birthday from my 13 year old. She knows her Dad very well.
I won’t bang on about it too much because, well it’s not technically miniatures and I certainly didn’t paint anything haha. I will say this though. I had a lot of fun putting it together and worked perfectly as a plate cleanser.
So after playing with some lego I felt ready to dive into my next project. A Wild West game I’m creating based in a town called CoffinWood.
Nothing too original really, just a bunch of gangs causing trouble and waging war on one another.
It’s what I would say is a mid sized project and I’m determined to stay focused on this one. One of the tactics I’m employing, to stay the course, is to start with the terrain/building’s. I think/hope this will help create the overall panorama (thanks Mark 😉) for me to feel even more motivated to paint a whole bunch of minis for it. Does that make sense? Basically create the world first then add the people.
Today I had a few hours to myself and I’ve got to say I’m quite surprised with my progress. Turns out MDF kits aren’t too shabby. More on that in my up and coming podcast episode number 54.
So heres what I built.
This isn’t the exact layout of the town, I was just playing around. Note the mat.
I actually had a lot of fun putting these together and was spun out with how quickly I could knock them out.
With a few alterations I made the house able to have ground and floor levels be playable.
I’ll be adding some basic furniture but won’t be overdoing it at all.
You can also access all the internal areas of the smaller buildings.
I still have a few more MDF kits to build too.
As well as the MDF stuff a have a bunch of 3D printed buildings coming from OTP Terrain too.
I’m excited to pint everything and I’ve been watching a bunch of Western movies for inspiration. Last night I watched Tombstone and had forgotten just how bloody cool that movie is. I’ve also watched Unforgiven, The Good, the bad and the ugly, Hang Em High, Young Guns and Nevada Smith.
Ok, I put up a T-shirt challenge for March and I’ve already seen that Roger has played along over on Rantings from under the wargames table. Basically just put up a pic of your favourite T-shirt’s haha. Preferably with you in it.
Here are my submissions for this post.
That’s all folks.
Be good and if you can’t be good don’t get caught.