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#19722
The Forgotten Fortress of Baron von Hasbro 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Hey, I finally got a digital camera (Fuji Finepix S6000, 6.3 Megapixels!) and here's my first gaming photos--my DoE sets are in disarray hidden behind the Heroscape boxes. I'll post some DoE setups next... Rock on, I built a DoE brothel!!!

Hasbro finally released the $25 Heroscape wall and tower (castle) set in October. I just picked up one set at Toys "R" Us yesterday to check it out and threw together this small keep (I ran out of battlements which you can see if you look closely and the set came with 50 of the little buggers!). You really need two or more sets to construct a proper castle, IMO. Note that the battlements not only connect to the walls but can connect to ANY ground terrain tile (except water) to create a palisade. Very versatile. The ladders are uniquely constructed so that any figure with a slot or round base (such as D&D Minis, Star Wars minis, Citadel/Warhammer) can "plug" into any rung and stay suspended in mid-air at any point on the ladder! Nice touch. The fully movable castle door is removable and comes with a wooden bar that can lock into place.

The pieces all snap securely into place and if you've built it right, you can pick up the castle and carry it around the house with no problem (not so with the ground tiles underneath it). The pieces are all extremely sturdy. Color me impressed! ;)

The pictured setup below includes almost all of one Fortess of the Archkyrie set (walls, towers, ladders, battlements, flag) and bits of four Road to the Forgotten Forest sets (low walls, bridge, trees and road tiles). The only reason I needed four sets was each set only comes with two low walls (aka guard rails for the bridge).

The minis are mostly Reaper and Ral Partha. The skull fountains ($12 for the pair)and tombstone are by Grendel Resin from Scotland.






Close-up of the entrance


Top-down view








Observe the Heroscape Maro Warrior on the ladder closely--see how the figure's base slots into the ladder's rung? Pretty cool!
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#19723
The Forgotten Fortress of Baron von Hasbro 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Nice Setup! I was thinking about getting some heroscape stuff. Now I have to pick up some sets.
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#19724
The Forgotten Fortress of Baron von Hasbro 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Heroscape is a very nice, durable and (relatively) inexpensive way to throw together a variety of set-ups. Note that Hasbro cheapened the quality of some Master Set components after the first production run so the dice are covered in crappy stickers instead of properly engraved and the water tiles are dull blue and no longer sparkly-cool. You can still pick up original run Master Sets on eBay, or just buy separate terrain tiles lots if that's all you want. Just bear in mind that you really need two or more of each set to get any significant use out of it.
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#19725
The Forgotten Fortress of Baron von Hasbro 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Cool. I have some HS stuff also. I like how they give you a lot more road basically with this set. Nice way to use the battlements to seal off when making a walled city kinda thing with the bridge walls from the RTFF set.
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#19726
The Forgotten Fortress of Baron von Hasbro 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I still have the Mage Knight Castle system stuff I bought a few years back, and it works GREAT for the curtain wall, battlements, and towers of a castle. Also, the gatehouse is nice, but not as good as the rest.
AND, my FLGS still had, at last visit, some more stuff if I need it for a larger wall. Not too probable, since I already have enough to stretch across an 8' x 8' convention game room table! That was the year ReBob and I took the custom scratchbuilt castle to Shore Leave and freaked ALL the gamers out!
WHEE!

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