Monday, 18 June 2018

Burrows and Badgers: A Mouse House

When Burrows and Badgers Skirmish game first came out as a Kick Starter I was a bit intrigued but basically thought the figures were nice but it wasn't for me. Then I saw the figures that Simon (AKA Brummie) was painting and they were SO nice I thought I would give it another look. On closer inspection I fell in love with the little cute anthropomorphic animals and decided to go all in. 

I thought I would make some terrain, as no one else makes stuff that even remotely fits the world of Burrows and Badgers (well at least how I see it). Originally I thought I might sell it on the Hazardous Terrain page, but now I have decided I want to keep it, and even make some more. 

In my imagination I see the world of Burrows and Badgers as comprising of windswept moors, craggy rocks and cute villages that look like something produced by a cross of Tokien's Shire and the Wind in the Willows, with a healthy dose of Redwall thrown in. After extensive research (on Pinterest) looking at cute cottages, fairy houses and so on, I was ready to give it a go. 

This is what I came up with, a house for a mouse- part cottage and part burrow, with a very cute cottage garden.  I hope you like it and can 'get' what I was going for. Style wise it is clear fantasy but nothing like my usual terrain. I was certainly a lot of fun to build and I learned a lot from making it. 

 And this is Manfri Shadowpaws, a mouse rogue, and the first of my band of thieves, rogues and cut-purses for B&B. These figures are lovely to paint and I will certainly be doing more!


Phil Curran said...

Brummie is like the Mafia, once you're out he draws you back in.

Barks said...

That garden is superb, I have aspirations to build a hobbit hole like that someday.

Michael Awdry said...

That is simply gorgeous!

Phil said...

Wow, splendid!

Simon Quinton said...

Cracking work on both Mouse Scout and House dude they look excellent. The scratch built house with its little garden looks superb!

The Wargame Addict said...

Love it!
Bags of character and a really inspiring build :-)

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