Mag Bellum

Something a little bit different today. I was introduced to Mark who runs the blog, Heresy of Us. He is the proud creator of a modular gaming board called Mag Bellum.

Basically it’s a board built up from lots of mini tiles that magnetise together. He’s developed a clever little gadget called the MagTool that ensures you stick the magnets in the right way and they sit flush with the edge of the boards.

The other pretty cool thing is the scenery tiles. They come with pre cut plates that pop in and out allowing for easy storage. You can pick up additional plates so you can switch your scenery around with ease.

I spent my hobby time last night glueing the magnets in place on 16 of the tiles. I picked up enough stuff to make a 2×2 skirmish board and also got some extra plates to play around with. 

Scenery has never really been of much interest to me. I love the look of pretty battlefields and well crafted scenery but never been inspired to make some myself. The last thing I made was an Armies on Parade board which I found a slog! But I’m really excited about doing this. It’s a brilliant idea and the project feels more than manageable as I can paint a tile or two in the evenings.

The easy to store aspect helps my keenness to complete this project as well. My two little sons mean well, but they do like to investigate Daddy’s toys! So to be able to pack this away safely and out of the way is a huge bonus. Everything fits neatly in the box but I’ll be looking for a plastic storage box to keep it even more secure once the texture is on. 

Anyway, if you get time check it out. I know the age of Battlemats is upon us but if you fancy a scenery project this is worth a go.

Bit of a picture dump of my activity yesterday…


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