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

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 #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

 

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