Corvus Games Terrain trees
With Christmas and New Year out of the way, I now have some time to devote to painting for the after school club. Still so very much to do. It will take time to get all the figures finished, so very likely the first few games will be with primed, or partially painted figures. One aspect of a game setting is of course Terrain.
The Star Wars Universe does have a specific look to it, this means some scratch building which could be fun. (but takes more time, that for us is short) Another is to find some buildings/terrain that is already assembled with a suitable sci fi aesthetic.
One of the latest developments in our hobby is the increase in 3d Printed models. This has taken huge strides in the last couple of years, with affordable home 3d printers, and more people learning how to use 3d design software. This has led to a sharpe rise in the number of companies developing and producing their own models at home, great news for us hobbyists.
One such company is Corvus Games Terrain They make an interesting range of models from ww2 Tanks in 28mm scale to Sci Fy terrain which has many uses within the different gaming systems. Not only that, an extremely useful development is that they don’t just sell the printed models but the 3d files at a fraction of the cost, so if you are lucky enough to have your own 3d printer at home, you can use the file to print out as many models as you need reducing the cost of populating your battlefield with stunning terrain with all the hard work done for you.
During the Christmas holidays we were lucky enough to receive a small sample of the Sci Fy terrain for use in our Star Wars Legion Games. The package arrived from Ireland very promptly and was extremely well packed. (thank you Stephen) Our personal favourite item is the very clever pumping tower which doubles as a dice tower!
CorvusGames Terrain Pumping Tower/Dice Tower
One of the issues we have at school is dice rolling……..so many dice on the floor!!!! this is really going to help.
Within their Galactic wars range they have some very useful designs, Pilgrim City and desert space port range that features some very nice buildings that have seperate floors and roof, enabling you to remove these and place figures inside building.
This is a small City House, roof section is removable (FFG Star wars Legion Vader for scale) The rear of this building features a ladder to the roof section.
The level of internal/external detail is amazing and certainly adds to the sci fi feel.
a small house from the Pilgrim city range.
One of the Power Generators, a very useful piece.
A Speeder Garage (roof removed)
Rear of Speeder Garage (roof removed)
Corvus also make some nice scatter terrain, their range is quite large, they also have rocks, crators various barricades, but here are a couple of other pieces
The doors are very useful when creating some scratch builds at home. The concrete barriers also very nicely done.
We are certainly going to be adding to our collection from Corvus, but first i need to paint up what we already have. So more pictures to follow when that is done!
I would thoroughly recommend these models for their crisp detail as well as the design of the buildings themsleves.
If you have any questions about the range or need something from it printed out for you, Stephen’s email contact details are below. The website is worth a visit, with new designs added all the time.
Corvus Games Terrain