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

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

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

Update #02 – Hard Plastic – The innovative modular walls of Forgotten Halls.

Hi to all.

So you’ve seen a (very small, we assure you) sneak peek of Forgotten Halls, with our last video.
The big questions will be “how does FH works ?” and “when will it be available ?”

Let’s start the with the later.
Forgotten Halls will be presented on the Kickstarter platform at the end of 2016, once all 3D bases pledges will have been sent to all our backers.
You understood right, there are just some few months to wait!

Let’s speak now about how Forgotten Hall works. There is a TON of hidden gems in our product, and most are not yet seen.
But we can start with the walls, on this video:

As you see, all of our pillars have round inserts where to connect our dynamic walls (all concepts created by MHW), where other inserts (here you see our columns but torches and much more will be seen) can be added.
From there on, it’s just a question of “flooring up” if you want to make higher walls … be it because you want them higher, or because you want to make a building with multiple floors.
These higher floors will be reachable with an innovative stair system.

Now, again, we’re barely scrapping the surface of what can be done with our walls … Just to give you an example, here is what can be done, with yet another of our ideas, the Wall Inserts, yet another innovative idea of MHW.

The Wall Inserts system

Wall Inserts are walls pieces that insert themselves into existing walls, allowing you to create completely different (and modular) walls with a simple gesture, without having to change and detach the previous existing walls which build up your whole structure.

This gives you two huge benefits:
– It is very good for your wallet: if you have 30 walls with arches, and you want also plains walls, thicker, you don’t need to buy some other 30 more walls. Just buy some wall inserts (only on FH), and you’re good to go!
– plug and play, very speedily: if you have built a big dungeon or castle interior, but want to change some of the walls, you can do it very quickly without have to tear down / detach most of your walls and pillars. Just add a wall insert and you’re done!

Our video shows only the 2 different wall inserts, with amazing results. Imagine what you could do with way more : the possibilities are endless … and they will be.

Regards from Lorenzo and David