This year’s 7TV
Salute Participation game is inspired by the Piz Gloria assault from On Her Majesties Secret Service
and is tentatively titled 7TV: Where Angels Dare
. Build duties are being undertaken by David Marshall of TM Terrain. I've been posting progress on the Crooked Dice Forum, but thought I'd share here.
Here's the original DK cutaway of Piz Gloria:
Obviously it needed a bit of rethink to make it playable and practical in terms of build and storage. Below is my initial sketch. I've added an outside fortress wall and gatehouse to make it seem more of a villain lair - also see Inception. That also gives some nice gantries and walkways for goons to throws themselves off of.
One thing I decided to get rid of was the iconic rotunda. Whilst pretty, it ate up a lot of space and created a barrier between the outside and internal space which I thought would slow down play. So we decided on a chalet style building for the main villains lair and really opened this whole area up. We've been working on some roof designs, but these will be fairly simple and thing will be open during play anyway.
There will also be a supporting pylon tower for the cable car (not sketched) to give it extra stability.
Here's my reverse skecth of the gate house and exterior walls. BASE BOARDS
– Structure – Gatehouse and Bunker
This is the right side of the board. The main structure is coming together.
– LAIR and CABLE CAR
So most of the major construction now complete. The two small buildings are Pardulon Concrete bunkers as the external walls will also have a concrete for finish. The Cable Car can be seen here too - although that still needs to be weathered.