An hour a day on terrain gets you a whole lot of tables. At least, that’s my tactic for building 32 tables worth of terrain in a short delay.
A while back, we had a big terrain building day to prepare for the Quebec City Open. You can read that article here. TL;DR, got a bunch of maniacs over, we sorted through roughly 16 table’s worth of terrain.
The day was a huge success, and the bulk of the work, the hard part, got done almost in full. What is left now is finishing each box to tournament ready status.
Getting Terrain from Barely Ready to Tabletop Ready
So that’s pretty much what I’m doing now. Everyday last week, I got to the shop an hour early, picked up a box and made sure it was viable terrain.
Here’s a week’s worth, an hour a day, safely packed.
Now, I’m going for bulk, IE: I want to get 32 tables done to a good enough look, but if you are working on a single table instead of a lot, pick a single piece of terrain to finish daily instead of a whole box.
This is a pretty decent strategy, and I feel like I get easily get through all the boxes before the Quebec City Open, with time to spare for other games, like the awesome THM stuff, Blood Bowl stuff and a buttload of 2D pieces for Warmahordes that I have no idea how to do at the moment.
Well might has well have Jack and Thierry have a game on that new board!
Boxing up is the second most important part of this process, as well as identifying each box clearly. This will come in handy later when figuring out the colors and themes needed for mats and boards. But that is a tale for another day.