Update #9 – Hard Plastic – Forgotten Halls without floors ?

Today we show to you yet another great characteristic of FH, along with a new series of accessories which are part of FH.

Let’s start with this new characteristic:
As you can see in the video and in the pictures, it is possible to create and build walls and structures without needing to put them on top of our FH floors. Indeed, you can see there is nothing under our walls here.

This is an important part of our project and its modularity and versatility.
You can build up your dungeon, castle or other structure without being forced to used our modular dynamic FH floors.
Why would you do that ?
Well, maybe you would want to use our walls and buildings on your own gaming table / terrain, or you might wish to use them on top of some of the many gaming mats which are on sale nowadays, or you could wish to use them on top of our 3D Bases tiles, which are perfect in combination with our FH structures (you’ll see more of it in a future update).

But today, we really wanted to show you that our FH structures can be put anywhere, without needing to do any modifications to a gaming table terrain.

Miniatures kindly provide by Francesco Endar” Bellina

The new accessories that are added to our FH project are:
The balconies and small pillars on top of the roof, which form a nice architectural result and can be used in a lot of different ways to add ornaments on top of them (like statues, gargoyles, etc.).
These small pillars will have inserts on all sides (even of top and bottom) which will allow them to connect and fix the balconies, the covers, etc, and also to the many other accessories like torches, half-columns, or other ornamental pieces that will be developed.

These new accessories will allow to add a lot more detail and amazing versatility to your FH structures.
A first example and overall result is what we are showing you. But it’s just an example, and really just the beginning.🙂

Braziers of Zealot Miniatures.

Until next, from Lorenzo & David

Adventure Tiles – Wilderness Tabletop RPG Terrain System

Broken Egg Games is doing an awesome Kickstarter for wargames fans and there are only a few days left.

It’s already 100% funded but there is room for plenty more🙂

Check their campaign.

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What is even cooler is how the NoLands Comics  decided to support them with a quick webcomic based on their setting. Here are the pages for your delight!

Art by Pedro R. M. Andreo
Colors by Xabi Gaztelua

Regads from Lorenzo & David

Update #8 – Hard Plastic – Forgotten Halls – A scale, two possible solutions

Hi everyone!

Now it’s time to get more into details about our innovative F.H. Stairs.
The main question is “Why should you have to choose between a Gaming Stairs version and a more Realistic Stairs version ?”

At Manorhouse Workshop, we give you the possibility to have both in 1 Stairs product.
Our Stairs can switch from one version to the other, just by turning upside-down the steps.

In other words, from our Realistic Stairs version, if you just turn the steps of the Stairs upside down, a slit of 5mm high will appear between the steps, allowing you to insert with ease most miniature bases inside, which will then stick there without moving, creating thus the Gaming Stairs version of our Stairs.
If you want to go back to the Realistic version, just rotate the steps back again!

Manorhouse Workshop always aims at creating the best looking version for all its products, even on more Gaming versions.
We are quite sure that if we didn’t write about it, you wouldn’t have recognized that the one of the Stairs was built on a Gaming version.

With this innovative “2 in 1” solution, created by MHW, we are positive to satisfy the needs of both Gamers and Diorama perfectionists.

Some pictures with adding fog effect by “Real Games FX”

Regards from Lorenzo and David

Update #7 – Hard Plastic -Forgotten Halls: Stairs & Upper Floors!

Hi to everyone!

We are now back to present other details of our FH project. The last weeks have been busy with Production on our 3D Bases Kickstarter and the collaboration with Real Game FX with their amazing Fog Machine.
But we haven’t been idle on FH either.
So today we will speak about our Stairs and Upper Floors.

On the video, you can see how the stairs give a whole new depth and create great possibilities for all the scene.
As you can see, our Stairs can stand on their own without needing to be attached to walls or floors, allowing you to move them wherever you wish without worrying about them falling off their supports or needing to plug them into any kind of inserts into specific places.

Another great characteristic of our stairs is the fact they can be built in 2 different ways: one is a gaming version (where you can make your miniatures fit and stick on them), the other is a realistic diorama version, for those who want a perfect result.

Creating Upper Floors is very easy, and with a very high playability, since all upper floors can be added or taken out very easily, without needing to unbuild a whole floor and/or walls.
Being able to take away an upper floor so easily means you can access the lower floors for moving your miniatures in a pinch.

Here is the video:

Regards from Lorenzo and David

Collaboration between Manorhouse Workshop & Real Game FX.

We are proud to announce our collaboration between Real Game FX & Manorhouse Workshop. This is an alpha test using Real Game FX Micro Fog Machine and our terrain pieces. Real Game FX creates technological marvels for gaming. We will be working together to create a beautiful micro fog machine that can be used on any miniature table top terrain. Stay tuned for our announcement when it will go on sale in Europe and USA.

In the meantime, here is a short video about this awesome product:

Regards. Lorenzo

3D Bases and Arkeo Obscura!

When our 3D Bases Kickstarter was ready to launch, Massimo Torriani got in contact with us, amazed by the quality of the product, to get a copy of the Ruined Abbey to be used for some terrain pictures new game “Arkeo Obskura”.
Of course, we readily agreed.
We were however very much amazed to see that in the meantime he decided to use our Ruined Abbey as the main cover image of his rulebook!

It doesn’t stop here. Massimo Torriani’s work will be distributed by North Star Military figures… yes, the same ones who distribute Frostgrave!🙂

Here are some images and a short sum up of the Arkeo Obscura game manual.

Arkeo Obskura, a Narrative Horror Skirmish

Imagine a world where all of your deepest fears have come to life, a place where monsters, terrifying creatures and deviant criminals threaten your very existence and that of the entire planet.
You and your friends are the only ones that can stop these terrible plans…
Will you succeed or will you die trying?


ARKEO OBSCURA is the first release in the Survival Heroes series and presents a skirmish-level Horror setting that covers forgotten cults, urban legends, ancient mythological creatures and fantastic archetypes that are the backdrop for the adventures that our Heroes will face to save themselves and to save humanity!
With Arkeo Obskura you can play a cooperative game (the players against the system or a Master), a solitaire game (one player against the game itself) and even a competitive game (where two players fight the system but also fight each other!). The settings provided can be played with Victorian, 1920s, 1940s or Modern characters depending on your personal taste. Weapons and accessories will depend on the setting.
Each scenario contains clues, events and discoveries that enrich the story. The game system is easy to lean and intuitive and you don’t need a Master. You can play solitaire or with friends in cooperative or competitive mode. You will see your characters grow, buying new characteristics and equipment from one game to the next.

Facebook: Torriani games

Regards. Lorenzo

Update #6 – Hard Plastic -Flooring up & Zealot Miniatures!!!

Hi to all.

We’ve shown you up to now videos about walls, floors, modularity, inserts, and compatibility.

But what about getting higher ? What about adding floors for a multi-level dungeon or gaming area ?

This is where it gets even more interesting!
We’re using a specific Wall Cover (with pins) on which you can fix your walls, to go higher and higher:

You can also see a balcony, but more especially, our Upper Floors.
Our system of Upper Floors allow you to take them out very easily to be able to keep playing on the lower floors, without having to detach and unbuild all your walls and floors.
It’s playability to its finest, and we wouldn’t set up for less.
And what about the torches ? Will they be available in our Kickstarter ?
Of course!

Those are actually Zealot Miniatures torches.
This company launched a great Kickstarter and has great quality add-ons to fill any building or dungeon.
Their 3D level work is amazing, and who knows, maybe they’ll be designing the Forgotten Halls add-ons and inserts ?

The holes in our pillars/walls can be used to insert anything. Torches and columns is just the start. We have many other surprises in store.
What about indeed Steampunk, Ruins, or Post-Apocaliptic inserts ?
We have already developed them. They will be waiting for you in our Kickstarter.

Regards from Lorenzo and David.

 

Update #5 – Hard Plastic – Dynamic Walls, an original MHW concept

Hi to all.

When MHW first created the concept of dynamic walls some years ago, it was the result of years of brainstorming. Something simple, yet elegant.
Dynamic Walls are called like that because they can be inserted and swapped into our real walls to create an infinity of combinations.
This means you don’t need to buy a lot of different walls. You need usually to buy only 1, and if you want to have different walls, just swap the insert (“Dynamic Wall”) inside, and you’re good.
Easy, and cheap.

Here is a short video about 6 different dynamic walls that we have created, and which will be available for our Kickstarter.

Did you notice also our dynamic wall with the door ?
Yes, the door is open there, but not fixed. All our doors, in our dynamic walls, will be able to be opened and closed easily, allowing you to open passages without having to take out the dynamic wall in itself!
It doesn’t stop to wooden doors. A good number of our dynamic walls can have such a feature, it’s quite simple, really.

What are our 6 dynamic walls ?

Plain wall: the overall result is a very gothic-like plain wall.
Door: you can open and close this door without having to swap the dynamic wall. It is very important when you have another floor/wall on top of it, else you would need to unbuild a whole upper floor section just to take out the dynamic wall so as to “open” the door.
Grate: very straightforward. Can also be created with a “door grate” version, similar to our “Door” dynamic wall, for more versatility.
Window & Gothic Balcony: those versions aren’t seen in other videos yet, but they are a sneak peek of what to come. They will allow you to have breathtaking upper floors, in full gothic architecture, starting from balconies, and moving to whole structures and churches/cathedrals.
Arch: it is not a typo, there is a dynamic wall which shows an arch … inside another arch …
But why ?
First of all, it’s beautiful, and brings out the full power of the gothic architecture. We love beautiful things.
Secondly, while you can keep a walled arch without a dynamic wall inside (and it would just show an arch), if you don’t add a cover or a dynamic wall inside, then it won’t look perfect overall, because you will see the slit/slot on the top of the wall, empty, like a hole, because there is no dynamic wall inside.
The same slits could be seen also from the inside, if you look closely at the insides of the arches.
We at MHW aim for perfection.

Does it stop there ?
No it doesn’t.
There are many more to come, and all of our dynamic walls have been thought so as to be used in a plethora of different situations, making them the most modular (and useful) walls you’ll ever see.

Regards from Lorenzo and David

Update #4 – Hard Plastic – Forgotten Halls & Dwarven Forge

Hi to all.
In all our projects, we always show videos and images on how they are compatible with Dwarven Forge, another great product which showed its worth throughout the years.

So, let’s see how Forgotten Halls fits with Dwarven Forge, with this video:

We are using the caverns of Dwarven Forge for actually showing how well painted terrains from both companies look very great (and fit perfectly) together!

In this video, you see how the caverns, filled with water, reach a building subterranean structure, with an underground sewer entrance ..
Everything is blending perfectly.
Inside, demons & monsters are fighting heroes, while one of them is running away for his life on a wooden barge.🙂

The same pieces of Forgotten Halls, in our second video, have been reassembled in a different pattern to create not anymore a big room, but a long corridor .

Again, you can see that from an entrance, the corridor follows a long and tortuous path, where a Marilith (D&D demon) blocks the way, up to a more and more foggy corridor which reaches into the sewer area, where all Dwarven Forge pieces connect and blend perfectly.

Miniatures Reaper Miniatures and items Dwarven Forge. Kindly provide by Francesco Endar” Bellina

Regards from Lorenzo and David

Update #3 – Hard Plastic – The innovative modular floors of Forgotten Halls

Hi to all.

After last udpate on the Walls (which still show only part of all their full potential), it’s time for another article, this time about our floors.

Let’s start with a small video, which speaks about another innovative idea of MHW : the Floor Inserts.

As you see, our floors have a main structure, in which you can add our “Floor Inserts” to create a lot of different floors and patterns.
Each floor is 10x10cm, and has some Floors Inserts already included.
Here, it is the “Stone Floor inserts”.
If you take those out, you have already another floor ready: the Sewers (because we painted them that way, but they can be empty canals, painted with lava, or anything you wish).
This is already a concept of “2 Floors in 1” : with every Floor you’ll buy, you get 2.
But as you see, the inserts can be put back in a different pattern, to create anything you wish, so it’s way more than that.

Do you need 4 straight sewer floors, 2 curve, 1 T-section, and 1 cross-section ?
You don’t need to buy 8 NEW sewer floors. You have already those floors with FH, you just need to take out the inserts and compose them in the way you wish!

As you see in our video, it gets even better with a simple other “Floor Insert”: the Grates.
Just swap the stone inserts with the grate inserts, and you can change the floors very easily and in a lot of ways!

Does it stop here ?
Of course not. This is just part of what you will be able to do, and the innovative ideas, we have developed.
Check this next video for another example, just with the grate inserts, and with multiple floors:

The ease of taking out the inserts and locking them back in place is amazing, and the possibilities endless. Imagine what you would be able to do with some more inserts than just those 2!

Lastly, all our floors and inserts are built in such a way as to have “2,5cm” tiles/patterns, to help with boardgame, RPG and skirmish movements.

At Manorhouse Workshop, our motto is Quality, Affordability, and Modularity.
Our Walls and Floors are just another example of us working in this direction.

Miniatures Reaper Miniatures. Kindly provide by Francesco Endar” Bellina

Regards from Lorenzo and David