Yesterday and this morning, I was working on making a battlefield for AT.
A while back I picked up a preowned Realm of Battle board, which I'm planning to use for AT (and the occasional game of Lord of the Rings). To this end, there are a few changes I need to make for it to be of a suitable scale for these two systems. Primarily, the skulls need to go. The massive skull pool definitely needs to go. I'll hopefully keep you updated on the board's progress as it happens.
I want to have a themed terrain set for AT. I'm still musing on what the actual theme is going to be, but I thought adding some trees wouldn't hurt.
These are fairly cheap to make. I bought a pile of trees for LotR back in the day, so I superglued the smallest ones to some wooden bases I picked up from a craft shop and slapped on some cheap filler (I got it for the princely sum of £1 and so long as you don't let it dry out, it'll do all the bases you ever need).
I also assembled the building sprues. I've kept them all single story, but they can be stacked (as shown). Here you can see the trees once the filler has been added. The plan is to paint these bases to match the board colour and add a dry brush to make them pop. Hopefully once they're the same colour as the rest of the board, they'll blend in a lot better. I've been having problems with the trees "shedding" though a friend has recommended coating them with watered down PVA through a spray bottle, which should help. The boards were painted when I got them, so I'm in two minds as to whether I'm going to leave them or repaint them.
One thing I was keen for was that I'd be able to use the trees both for Adeptus Titanicus and games of Lord of the Rings. Here, Aragorn and the lower half of Tertio Aestus are on scale duty. I think it works ok.
One thing I like about the Realm of Battle board is that the built in hill provides some built in cover, obscuring smaller titans and if you put some terrain on the crest of the hill, small buildings can even cover Warlords. I haven't played yet, but from watching battle reports, it looks like games are much more tactical when they aren't played on Planet Bowling Ball Alley.
Has this been peoples' experience?
How much terrain do you need for a fun, balanced game? I get the feeling Warlords don't appreciate a sprawl of small buildings for Warhounds to hide in.
Still undecided on the Legio, so feel free to make suggestions and perhaps more importantly, the reason for your suggestion(s). I'm all ears.