Temple of Elemental Evil

Today’s post has nothing to do with any AD&D stuff yet I couldn’t resist chosing this catchy title. What I had in mind was that with all the enthusiasm regarding the new 8th edition of Warhammer 40.000 we could expand our gaming habits and aim for more customised scenarios. We don’t get to play very often anyway so why not invest more into the matches that we will have? With that thought in mind I browsed through some of my ideas I had since years but never managed to play out. Our gaming club is able to gather five players who all got a traitor Legion of the 41st millennium at hand. This is a great starting point for a couple of story driven matches. Lots of rivalry going on with plenty of hints towards the past, the Horus Heresy of course.
Special scenarios often require special terrain. So I went through the stuff I have here and found a plastic temple of a board game from 1992 which followed in the wake of Hero Quest’s success. I only found this picture of the original plastic piece. Yet it was not ready for paint as it was missing a whole wall section and some other details like the horribly out of scale doors which needed some fixing.
This long forgotten Chaos temple will be the center piece for the first scenario of our Chaos Legions battle.

A temple of the dark gods.

A temple of the dark gods.

Carved out of a rock.

Carved out of a rock.

The front-view.

The front-view.

And a view from above.

And a view from above.

I used some old chaos cultists as a size reference.

I used some old chaos cultists as a size reference.

Heathen and forbidden rituals incoming in 3, 2, 1 ...

Heathen and forbidden rituals incoming in 3, 2, 1 …

Early WIP shot: Some years ago I gave the terrain a paint job for a Dungeon Crawler which I was working on. The back was closed with cork to simulate a rocky surface.

Early WIP shot: Some years ago I gave the terrain a paint job for a Dungeon Crawler which I was working on. The back was closed with cork to simulate a rocky surface.

The first layer of paint.

The first layer of paint.

The piece lying on the altar will have a significant meaning in the upcoming match.

The piece lying on the altar will have a significant meaning in the upcoming match

 

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  1. BAM – what a nice piece of Terrain.

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  2. Ohh, that’s clever! I still have the exact same terrain piece knocking around somewhere — seeing your excellent way of “upcycling” it makes me want to dig it out of my cupboard. Excellent stuff! 🙂

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  3. I know this plastic castle . it’s from a german board game Darkworld or in french : les heros de l’oeil noir .

    http://www.collect-all.net/t12269-jeu-de-role-les-heros-de-l-oeil-noir-schmidt

    moar picture from the game 🙂

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