There’s a growing number of skirmish wargames that can be set on Starships, this includes the likes of Games Workshop’s Boarding Actions, Star Wars Legion, Stargrave, and a number of RPG systems. It’s useful to have a modular terrain set that allows you to quickly and easily build custom starship layouts. These could be Imperial Star Destroyers, alien battlecruisers, civilian transport ships, generation colony ships, 40K voidcraft, to name but a few.
Spaceship terrain with playable interiors
We’ve designed a lot of sci-fi terrain for tabletop wargamesgames and RPG encounters over the years and have decided to share some of our thoughts for designing your own tables and scenarios below.
What Games Can Use Playable Interiors?
- Boarding Actions
- Covus Belli’s Infinity
- Star Wars Legion
- Cyberpunk Red
Quick terrain set-up
Playing is the fun part, so we believe that one of the most important considerations for building your own spaceship terrain is how long it takes to set-up the table and pack away at the end. Think about how your sections connect together and how easily it can be stored afterwards.
Plan the Sections
A good starting point when planning your Spaceship interior terrain would be to ask yourself if you’re setting up an entire starship or just a cross-section which may feature a small number of rooms. Smaller ships could be used for Stargrave missions on a derelict ship, whilst individual sections of the ship would be more suitable to games of Boarding Actions as you fight in the guts of the engine rooms.
Consider the scatter terrain that is associated with different sections of a star-ship interior. Some examples below:
- Bridge – Consoles, chairs, command stations
- Engine Room – Machines, pipes, terminals
- Crew quarters – Beds, lockers, furniture
Next, think about whether you want multiple levels, platforms or decks, joined together with ladders, elevators or hatchways. Make sure it looks good but is also playable.
Is the ship still operational?
Depending on the theme you’re choosing, you may be playing on a spaceship graveyard or a fully functioning imperial star destroyer. Make the features fun to play on and give plenty of opportunities for objectives and cover.
Sets such as Spaceship Graveyard offer modular spaceship terrain with playable interiors that can be built to multiple levels and section.
A good set of modular terrain allows you change the layout for each mission, battle or encounter and can be set-up at various sizes. Furthermore it can be made to sprawl out across the game mat or raised vertically for extra height.
Consider if you need glue or clips to connect the modular sections together of it is freestanding or self-connecting
Removable doors and hatchways
Boarding Actions Terrain Ideas
We’re very excited about the recent release of Boarding Actions by Games Workshop and have recently dropped a new terrain range that seems to be very popular with Boarding Actions player.
Our latest Modular Wall System – The ‘Assault Series‘ is designed to be quick to set-up, include options for various themes and include removable doors and hatchways.
We recommend Assault series terrain
- Modular Sections
- Huge variety of parts
- Snaps together easily
- Lots of detail!
- Hinged or slide-in doors
- 3D print as much as you like!