Update 14 – F.H. – Hard Plastic – Interior, stairs, and balconies

Hi everyone,

In the past articles we did create with our FH walls buildings, underground sewers and dungeons.
Now it’s time to present the interior of a villa, with its main hall.
It is composed of multiple stairs which brings you to the upper balconies.
The architecture that is given birth in this manner is just breath-taking.

The feeling is the one of entering for real an important, aristocratic, mansion.
But at the same time, there is a foreboding feeling … so many stairs, where do they lead ?
What is hidden on the upper floors ?
You can already imagine the dark anguish which will enwrap the heroes as they set foot in this mansion.

Statues-torches by Zealot Miniatures

Statues-torches painted by Green Painting Studid

Until next, Lorenzo & David

RGFX collaboration: The Dark Crypt (Fog Tower)

Hi everyone,

The collaboration between RGFX and Manorhouse Workshop created its first wonder!
An architectural building made by MHW, with the scope of hiding the Fog Machine created by RGFX.
This Fog Machine will allow gaming terrains and dioramas to get an amazing Fog effect to bring the atmosphere to a whole new different level, as you can see on our videos and pictures!

The Dark Crypt can be used on its own, or be combined with other existing buildings of various manufacturers.
Here, we created a gaming terrain made of 4 Stone Slabs (3D Bases) for the base, on which we added walls of Forgotten Halls for completing the structure, creating a perfect result for the Dark Crypt hosting the Fog Machine.
Of course, while we did use our MHW buildings for such a terrain, nothing prevents your own terrains from other manufacturers.

Miniatures by Games Workshop

Braziers-statues-torches by Zealot Miniatures

Statues-torches painted by Green Painting Studid

The atmosphere thus generated with RGFX’s Fog Machine is eerie and ghostly.
Can you imagine a whole gaming session clouded in fog and darkness ?
We can.

Until next,
Lorenzo & David

Update 12 – F.H. – Hard Plastic – You can use Forgotten Halls on any existing terrain!

Hi everyone!

In our previous article we showed you how you can use Forgotten Halls to create rooms, corridors, towers, etc, without using our Dynamic Floors of 100x100x10mm. It was however with a “3D Bases” Stone Slabs floor, which creates a perfect floor for our building, and thus, you didn’t need to use any of our FH floors, for obvious reasons.
However, we are showing you now how you can use any kind of terrain already in your possession and still use perfectly our FH range.

Let’s use indeed a terrain base, like our “Rough Terrain – 3D Bases”. This terrain represents a mix of earth, little stones, etc classical to outdoors terrains.
With this terrain, you can’t use add apparently our FH walls to create a building, since you would be missing the stone floor and it wouldn’t look as good as it should.
However, there is a very easy solution “built-in FH”, which we are showing you now. 🙂

This step by step images show you how to create a perfect stone floor for the FH building, while keeping the overall result perfect.
The floors we are using are already existing in FH, and fit perfectly our structures.
We are also adding our covers under our walls, this time, to make the floors underneath fit perfectly. The same covers are added on the top of the walls to build up more floors, here, about the tower.

The overall result, as you can see, is great!
We have a full tower with its ground floor fully integrated with the Rough Terrain used as base.
We could continue, with the same floors, to build more floors of the same tower, or build another structure nearby. It’s just one of the multiple, and endless, potentialities of our FH modular system.

Miniatures by Games Workshop

Braziers by Zealot Miniatures

Keep following us for more news and gaming experience on FH.
Regards from Lorenzo & David

 

Update 11 – Forgotten Halls – Hard Plastic – Fortified Terrace

Hi to everyone!
Let’s continue with more accessories to widen even more the potentialities of our Forgotten Halls project.

To see all the videos dedicated to our Forgotten Halls project, and being kept updated about them, go and subscribe to our YouTube channel

Let’s start from the terrace that we did present during last article.
We did add 2 towers to this structure, connected between them with a small overhead bridge.
You can see how the stairs give a great dynamism to the whole, while the towers give a robust show of strength to the whole structure.

Miniatures by Games Workshop

Braziers by Zealot Miniatures

On this other building, we modified everything making it a real sturdy fortress.
The 2 towers are still there but we took out the stairs bringing up to the terrace, and made the walls of the main building much more sturdier thanks to our “Dynamic External Walls”.
And this is just a single floor building. Imagine what you could create with a taller structure, with more floors … a unique and huge fortress.

Let’s speak about our “Dynamic External Walls”.
This simple yet elegant MHW idea allows to create endless potentialities for your building creations, without needing to invest a lot of money to buy hundreds of different walls, which then take also a lot of place when you need to stock them around.
With our solution, with just the Walls of our Base Set, you can add any kind of our Dynamic External Walls to create a various number of different walls of your liking.

We’re just scratching the surface here of the possibilities, since you can combine the main Dynamic Walls (inside the walls) with the External ones to create wonderful results, giving depth and details, in different ways, to your structure.

Of course, our external dynamic walls are available on both format (60x56x4mm. and 100x56x4mm.).

This is just the beginning.
Lorenzo & David

Update #10 – Hard Plastic – 3D Bases ideal for Forgotten Halls

Happy new year to everyone!
Let’s start the 2017 by presenting how our 3D Bases work with our Forgotten Halls project.
The 3D Bases are prefect to create a gaming area where to build the Forgotten Halls structures.

Today we are showing you the Stone Slabs. Like their name say, those represent stone slabs of 25x25mm.
They are ideal for any RPG, boardgame, skirmish or other which use a grid area to move.
Here we are using 4 bases of 30x30cm, for an overall gaming area of 60x60cm

In the last article we showed you how the walls of FH can be detached from the floors and used on their own.
This is all good, but where to use these walls ? The short answer is : anywhere is good.
But why not use some tridimensional surfaces, modular, and perfectly well texturized, like our 3D Bases, which merge perfectly with FH? 🙂

As you can see for yourself in these images, the overall result together is just perfect.

But it doesn’t stop here.
Our FH project will continue to present new tools and options.
Let’s speak about the latest add-on, which adds a great touch to our Floor set.
Our new floor measures 100x100x2mm and will allow you to create ample floors fully playable.
Also, all of our floors can be fully removed from the walls, allowing you to play and reach any floor underneath.

This is just the first article which will speak of the synergy between our 2 project 3D Bases and Forgotten Halls.
In the next one, you will see how our Upper Floors can be used to create new structures, even on the ground floor.

Regards from Lorenzo & David

3D Bases – First terrains And Merry Christmas to all

Hi to everyone

As promised here is an update about production!
Images speak more than a thousand words, so here you will see finally some battlegrounds composed of 24 bases (120x180cm), in various set-ups as to show how versatile the whole product is!

Now the production factory is fully focused on the Abbey bases, the most complex bases of all, and affirms the production will be finished in January.
The Abbey bases are surely the most interesting ones, since nearly all you chose to buy a copy of them.

As we wrote before, however, the deliveries will start once we have some Abbeys ready, so hopefully the first deliveries will be on their way before the end of January!
We can’t wait!

In the meantime, what you see on the images are the bases that will be delivered to an Australian backer, with some other material / product from our first crowdfunding.
The backer had to wait quite a while to receive our material from our first crowdfundung, but we learned a lot on for this Kickstarter, where he will receive everything 3 months in advance!
This is what we hope will be our policy from now on, and a thank you gesture for his patience!

Let’s finish with the best Christmas wishes for all.
We are at the end of 2016, which was for us a great year, and we’re sure 2017 will be even better.

So a big THANK YOU for all your support which allowed us to end this year so well.
A very great Christmas and best wishes for 2017 to all of you and your families, from David and me.
All the best!

Lorenzo & David

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

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 #1 – Hard Plastic – From 3D Bases to Forgotten Halls!

Hi to all.

Manorhouse Workshop, the creator of 3D Bases, MUP, and of his endless modular buildings and creations, is proud to present our new project: Forgotten Halls! This project started exactly a year ago, in October 2015. The first concept drawings were shown to the public on our blog here, in January 2016:

Links to Forgotten Halls original concept:

https://manorhouseworkshop.com/2016/01/13/2-forgotten-halls-first-glance-behind-the-scenes/
https://manorhouseworkshop.com/2016/01/15/3-forgotten-halls-about-the-floors/
https://manorhouseworkshop.com/2016/01/17/4-forgotten-halls-about-the-stairs-and-flooring-up/
https://manorhouseworkshop.com/2016/01/20/5-forgotten-halls-the-upper-floor-inserts-in-details/

Now, some months later, with the 3D Bases production nearly over and the first deliveries already on their way, we are presenting something more than drawings (or 3D computer grafic): you will see the REAL pieces of Forgotten Halls.
Creating the real pieces and checking them first hand is a basic rule from any modeler, to check that everything works and correct/improve the concept, which allows to give a customer a final product which works not only in theory, but in practice (an approach used in all MHW’s projects, from his buildings to 3D Bases, and also the MUP).

What you will see in the following video is just the tip of the iceberg of our project.

Miniatures Reaper Miniatures. Kindly provide by Francesco Endar” Bellina

As you see, on our 3D Base Abbey base, the secret passage under the Altar did HINT at something more. This “something more” is Forgotten Halls.

Forgotten Halls is THE most advanced modular construction system existing, and will be made of hard plastic. We always had in mind a world where 3D Bases could merge and complete a modular interior & exterior building system, with the quality and attention to details for which MHW is known around the world.

The 3D Bases project is in its infancy, and will grow tenfold. Forgotten Halls will be following the same path, like brother and sister. A long series of articles (complete with pictures and videos) will show you its true potential and its unique and original technical solutions.

This is just the beginning.

Regards. Lorenzo and David

 

 

 

3D Bases production under way!

Hi to all backers!
As promised mid-July, thanks to all of you who sent their pledge managers, the production of our bases has been started the 1st September, quite in advance on our timetable!

During August the molds and instruments necessary to the production have been created, and in the meantime, our big order for the 3D Bases material done end of July brought us the needed material (about nearly 2 tons of it!)

So here we are, already producing, and we are giving you a sneak-peak of some production results.
Those pictures were done with a phone, so no professional pictures yet, but they still show very well what will be the overall result.

We’re speaking about the future of wargaming and skirmish battlefields!

Of course, as soon as we will have a good amount of bases ready, we will start with the deliveries.

On this matter, you will all receive soon a Kickstarter survey asking for your delivery address.

We’ll keep you updated!

All the best. Lorenzo