Necrons were my first 40k army, and back then I was young, naive and wide eyed to the 40k universe. Like most people who choose their first army, I went for the army I thought looked the coolest, and to me the picture on the front of the Necron codex was cool enough for me to be hooked. I remember my friends who introduced me to 40k, groaning when I chose Necrons, but I had no idea how fantastic they were on the table at that stage. Of course that was way back when we were on third edition, and Necrons were the 'over powered' army.
I was so hooked and so obsorbed with Necrons, that I decided to make my own Necron themed terrain gaming board, and in a time where I had no Internet inspiration, I had to rely on the Codex that I loved so dearly. So based on the look of the Codex terrain, and the terrain generator in the back of the Codex, I ploughed ahead and made my own board.
Like I said, I pretty much copied what I saw in the book, design, colours and scale...
As you can see from the picture above that included the large tomb, and with a rough footprint of 2'x1', it's pretty big...
Of course, having spent money and time making it, I wanted to use it, and my buddies and I did. Occasionally, it went down in the centre of the table, making way for some very interesting games. Mostly though, it was placed to one side of the board, looking pretty, but not being used, and cutting down the playing area a fair bit. Nowadays, especially with fifth edition 'tounament styled' missions, my Tomb mainly gets left in the cupboard.
If you were playing on my board, would you want it on the table?
Although I love this piece of terrain, it just seems too big? Maybe I should consider changing it? I could break it down into three sections or something?