Start of my 6mm Kaiju city board

14 06 2008

Well, after a healthy dose of Godzilla: Destroy all Monsters followed by Godzilla vs Mothra, I had the bug again. I needed a break from painting 10mm and building my Blood Bowl board, so while I’m waiting for my bases for 28mm Mighty Armies, I decided to build a city for some Kaiju to stomp!

First of all, the rules… a quick glance through my harddrive revealed the two big ones for this genre:

Giant Monster Rampage and Monster Island… now there has been much debate as to which is the better of the two… I’m not going to go any further than giving my personal opinion (with the understanding that you may not agree 🙂 )

Both are excellent games, but my preference is Giant Monster Rampage. A bit more detail and I feel it rewards tactics and strategy more than the former. So with rules decided on, I decided on how I was to tackle the terrain.

I went out to Bunnings and bought two 1200mm x 600mm x 12mm MDF boards. They were twice as expensive as the chipboard, but I’ve found every board I’ve done in chipboard has warped.

Next I purchased Mayhem:Downtown and Streets of Mayhem from Worldworks Games. Their cardboard terrain is in my opinion, the best on the market.

Some quick calculations (6mm divided by 28mm = 0.21 roughly) so I would need to reduce the WWG terrain by 21% to scale it to 6mm. That’s pretty easy with your average photo software.

I haven’t decided whether or not to stick the roads straight onto the board or glue them to foamcore so I can use that to do some ditches etc… on the natural half of the board (think city meets the sea/forest) but I have decided on how to handle removing destroyed buildings… magnets.

I just build the buildings (reinforce with foamcore on the base and roof) and then stick a small flat magnet on the bottom. Then beneath a destroyed rubble square. So that the building is held in place until it is destroyed. Then you remove the building and will have rubble there. I’m really happy with how they turned out.

Below there are some muck around photos showing some monsters and the terrain in scale.

I will be posting more soon.

– Ben.

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2 responses

13 08 2008
supervike

Ah! Ben, I’ve found your site….I’m getting more and more into Kaiju too, or at least thoughts of it….I’d like to try it in 28mm though. Of course, I’ll need to rent an aircraft hanger to have a proper table…LOL

16 07 2009
sho3box

Those buildings look great. I am looking forward to seeing the finished board.

I played Monster Island three or four times but I never found that I enjoyed it that much for a couple of reasons. I have a copy of both of the Giant Monster Rampage books but never got around to playing it for some reason. I must remedy that.

I am looking forward to the Ganesha kaiju game “Mighty Monsters” a lot due to their track record.

The atomic action points in GMR has its own appeal however. I must give that one another look.

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