The City of Altheim (ongoing)


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Post Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:32 pm

The City of Altheim (ongoing)

So, I've decided to make my Warhammer Fantasy city of Altheim my main project for 2020, and thought I'd document it's progress here.

The original plan was just to recreate the old cardboard Warhammer Townscape buildings as more realistic iterations of themselves, one of which can be seen here:

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However, the project has expanded and morphed into a plan to recreate an entire portion of a walled city on an 8'x4' table for the aforementioned buildings to sit on, as well as an entire range of townsfolk that live there. The eventual plan is to potentially use it for a participation game at an event at some point in the future, but we'll see about that when it's finished.

The plan for the city is as follows:

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And, as you can see, I've currently got as far as building the walls and positioning them on the board:

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And here's the walls in a bit more detail:

River end of the wall, showing the warning beacon and Harbourmaster's Office and home:

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The Nordgate:

inner:
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Outer:
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The Ostgate:

Inner:
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Outer:
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The walls themselves are from the sadly now out of production modular castle from Tabletop Workshop, I was lucky enough to pick a load up when they first came out, years ago.

Next up will be the roads, which I'll be making using individual cobblestones...

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Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:01 am

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Stunning stuff. This is the sort of thing a lot of us dream about. Hope the project goes well.

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Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:27 am

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Did you say individual cobblestones? :shock:

Looks great. The wall down the side is a bit redundant though other than an edge blocker. Is there any mileage in slightly shrinking the width inside the walls and show some sprawl outside. It would also give two different environments (and potentially mean slightly fewer buildings to construct)
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Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:23 pm

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jon_1066 wrote:Did you say individual cobblestones? :shock:


Yup! I've decided on the pattern at the top of this pic:

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I prefer the one at the bottom really, but realistically, the upper one uses less stones, so it's fewer to cast up and less work to lay them all!

jon_1066 wrote:The wall down the side is a bit redundant though other than an edge blocker.


My eventual plan is to create a board that will butt up to the side wall, thus allowing for siege games, and that might include some buildings outside the wall at some point. Tbh the main reason for the long side wall is to curtail the play area in a realistic manner, and allow me to make a bunch of buildings that fit up against the wall, which is a design element I just love.
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Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:10 am

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Are you going to take a mould of a section of paving and cast that up? Would much quicker than individual stones...
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Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:27 pm

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Fimm McCool wrote:Are you going to take a mould of a section of paving and cast that up? Would much quicker than individual stones...


It would be quicker and easier, but I'm never one for going the quick and easy route!

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Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:57 pm

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Absolutely insane and inspiring . Love the details you've added to an already lovely castle especially the repaired wall. Going to look forward to seeing how you progress

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Post Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:02 am

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I will follow with interest...top project!

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Post Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:28 pm

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Bloody hell, look at the size of that thing! Judging by the Necromancers tower and the Port Imperiale and JMC projects this is going to be amazing.
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