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Rogue Zoat Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 8:01 a.m. PST

Hey all.

I recall an article in WD, must have been between 170 and 210 (I'm sure!) that showed you how to make 40K barricades/defences. As I remember, the article had the templates marked with little red circles in the corners, you laid the page onto a cereal packet (opened up of course :P ) and poked the circled areas with a compass/needle to mark on the card the corners, which you then joined up and cut out…

Hopefully the links will work

Does this ring any bells?

Looked through but to no avail :(
I'm looking to build more, but I need to go and rake for the issue which I don't have to hand just now, so if anyone can help, then it'll save LOADS of time when I get access to all my old issues :)

Insomniac10 Jun 2012 8:39 a.m. PST

I am not being rude here but why do you need a template for that?

It is made of really simple shapes that you could draw on 'Paint' on your PC and print off, directly onto cardboard so you'd have no need for templates.

If you wanted to go the plasticard route, you could print it off on paper and use pins at the corners to transfer it…

I'm sorry I can't help with which issue it is but I'm sure you could produce something much better than that with some simple geometric shapes and a bit of will-power.

SABOURO Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 8:48 a.m. PST

I agree you can find far more better paperwork free in the net if you try or make something you one.

Rogue Zoat Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 10:28 a.m. PST

Well you are a bit, but no harm done. The reason is because the template offers scope for throwing together a load of terrain with minimal effort, minimal time and best of all, minimum funds. If I could afford Plasticard or the ink I probably would just print off stuff. Sad fact is I can't at the moment, so while I have access to cheap material, and since I like the design I figured I would just roll with it.

Space Monkey10 Jun 2012 11:59 a.m. PST

Wouldn't be hard to draw it out with a ruler and a bit of calculation on some cardboard either. It's pretty basic.
Use the first one you cut out as a template for those that follow.

GypsyComet10 Jun 2012 1:00 p.m. PST

That's the old "Strongpoint".



Privateer4hire Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 1:05 p.m. PST

Good to see someone had what you need.
Combat Zone Chronicles has some articles for low cost, easy-to-make terrain that I've used.

Here's a link:

Hope it helps. Give those enemy miniaures heck!

Personal logo Dr Mathias Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 Jun 2012 3:58 p.m. PST

The strongpoint template was in WD 184, April 1995. I don't have that one in front of me though, just going off what is here, "Modeling Workshop" pages 15-20:


White Dwarf 169 had a bunker insert and rules as well, I think it was the prototype for that strongpoint.


Rogue Zoat Inactive Member11 Jun 2012 7:59 a.m. PST

Thanks guys :)

I know I could make better, etc etc, but this was really simple, quick and effective piece to churn out at light-speed and to me anyway, it always looked quite nifty :)

richarDISNEY Inactive Member11 Jun 2012 8:50 a.m. PST

Good find GypsyComet!

GypsyComet10 Jul 2012 9:51 p.m. PST

It was a matter of remembering the name of the piece.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2012 10:28 p.m. PST

I think I still have my strongpoint I made way back when.

Fishbuckle12 Jul 2012 6:39 a.m. PST

This brings back some memories. Unfortunately the memories are of my second hand copy of that issue of WD having the template pages torn out. :(

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