General Hobby – The Ex Illis gaming table – Painted up Sci-Fi and Post Apocalyptic Gaming!

Well I got to do some more scenery painting this week, putting some paint down on the Ex Illis modular gaming table by Bastion games. Surprisingly, I’ve never had any interest in the game itself (the whole software instead of rules gimmick turned me off).

The table itself comes in 20 9×9″ tiles. Its kind of a weird size, but is perfect for a couple of games.

Anima Tactics: This game is played on a 4×3 board. The Ex Illis table is 36×45″ when fully laid out, just the right size!
MERCs This Sci Fi Skirmish is played on a 2×3′ board, so 12 tiles will serve nicely.
Malifaux The Steampunk horror game is played on a 3×3′ board, so 16 tiles works just fine.

The tiles themselves are nicely detailed and interlock with a series of tabs with little rubber feet to keep them from slipping.

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The tiles were all primed flat black and painted as follows;
1) All concrete areas and craters were coated with Painters Touch Chocolate Brown.
2) Concrete areas were dusted dark grey over the brown with Painters Touch Flat Deep Grey
3) Concrete areas were then lightly dusted light grey wit Painters Touch Flat Light Grey.
4) Craters were dusted with Painters Touch Flat Red Brown
5) All concrete areas were dry brushed with Citadel Dheneb Stone.
6) Asphalt areas were dry brushed with Citadel Charadon Granite.

Here it is set up 2×3′ for MERCs. Twelve tiles with some conrete slabs on them… they’re great details to break up the asphalt.

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And here are some shots of it with my MERCs JR and DUST scenery on it…

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I’m really satisfied with the table so far. I’m looking forward to playing some games on it!

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~ by Achilles on March 22, 2011.

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