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

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

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