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Noktunius Inactive Member12 Jan 2018 4:26 a.m. PST

Hey guys,

I was so impressed with the RISK – Europe boardgame rules, and therefore set forth to do my own version of it in 10mm. Added cities and ships from Settlers of Catan and so on.

Yellow was the hardest one to do, as with the painting style I used made the whole army really hard to distinguish. Therefore had to use a high contrast basing which didin't work out too well.

Please do share your thoughts and feedback on my project.

Gaming Material

Kingdom of Duisburg

Kingdom of Galecia

Traders of Tilari

Free men of the North WIP (Rebels against Duisburg)

Crusaders of Dallary

Best Regards,

Karellian Knight12 Jan 2018 6:02 a.m. PST

Wow, that is so beautiful, I would love to own a set up like yours.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Jan 2018 6:29 a.m. PST

Will you paint the gameboard?

john snelling12 Jan 2018 8:18 a.m. PST

5 stars!

Parzival12 Jan 2018 9:07 a.m. PST

Don't know why you're knocking your yellow troops; they look great to me!

What a terrific project!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

Very nicely done.

Stryderg12 Jan 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

pfft. Looks like you threw it together in about 10 minutes.
Well, on second glance, that is an AWESOME setup. I love the blue minis and how you used snow/grass on the bases.
How much time did you put into this?

Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 11:04 a.m. PST

Really impressive. Makes me want to do a Middle Earth like that. What a good job.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 12:13 p.m. PST

Agree: killer set-up. Also agree with the Editor: the game board being painted will kick it up a couple of notches in the, "Whoa!!!", Department. Thanks for sharing, and inspiring. Cheers!

paul liddle12 Jan 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

Fabulous set up, I got the Risk Europe game recently and it's a very good game.

coopman12 Jan 2018 6:51 p.m. PST

That is awesome!

Sloth1963 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 7:19 p.m. PST

Hmmm… Gives me ideas on repurposing my Mighty Empires pieces.

Ivan DBA12 Jan 2018 8:21 p.m. PST

That is really nice! Well done.

Jeigheff Inactive Member13 Jan 2018 12:20 p.m. PST


Noktunius Inactive Member16 Jan 2018 10:24 a.m. PST

Cheers for the inspiring comments. The project took me 6 months, but there were plenty of weeks me doing nothing.

The board from start to finish was 4 hours. And approximately 10 figures painted based and varnished took 2 hours.

How should I paint the board? I was not initially too fond of the outcome either and going to redo the whole map. (Planning to do several different gameboards in style and size to add variety.)

I also thought about basing the whole map, just unsure can I pull it off so that the miniatures still stand straight on the board.

Noktunius Inactive Member18 Feb 2018 5:31 a.m. PST

Alrighty, back with a new gameboard. Decided to "paint it" after reading your comments regarding the plain board.

Just unsure should I transition from RISK rules to actual wargame rules and use movement trays to employ more troops.

And actually decided I'll do a new board which is not modular for the battles.

So I guess this board will go to RPG use, or could you guys see yourselves playing on a board like this with RISK rules?


Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2018 3:06 p.m. PST

What a bunch of cool, creative ideas! Nice work.

Part time gamer14 Mar 2018 11:01 p.m. PST

That's just wild!

Alrighty, back with a new gameboard. Decided to "paint it"..
Just unsure should I transition from RISK rules to.. wargame.. and use movement trays..
I'll do a new board which is not modular for the battles.
.. or could you guys see yourselves playing on a board like this with RISK rules?
Heres a thought, first, just go w/ RISK, but build a few more 'markers' (cottages, castle, etc.) as small villages & major cities.
The square (modular) sections w/ 'markers' would be the only ones that count as 'territories' which gain you 'resources' to add more troops etc.
Best of luck.

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