There are now a couple 3rd party companies producing xenos aegis defense lines with the gun. The noisiest of course is Chapterhouse Studios with the latest Kickstarter to produce xenos defense lines.



Chapterhouse Studios
Chapterhouse started a kickstarter a few days back, and while I have not picked up anything from Chapterhouse in the past, they have had some fun projects. Of course we all know about the lawsuit. So here is a link to their sci-fi trenches and emplacements terrain kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1877613212/28mm-wargaming-sci-fi-trenches-and-emplacements-te?ref=recently_launched


I am sure there are many others, and there is a market for these barricades and walls that fit into our 40k games. Personally I will be sticking to my imperial aegis defense lines. Go ahead and post up your defense line links below (I have seen some really interesting ones out there), if there are more that you think people should be seeing.

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  1. Not hugely impressed with those renders from Chapterhouse, but going to reserve judgement until I see something a bit more finished.

    I'm really happy with the Necron Aegis from Laser Cut Card, goes really well with my Crons (http://pathoftheseer.tumblr.com/post/50330717321/aegis). Only issue is not being able to use it at official GW events.

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  2. Well my Tyranid ADL is here: http://40kaddict.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/nids-part-60-terrain-is-everything.html

    And I've got a new set that I may start casting if I ever get time because I'm actually spending all my time creating my Tyranid Bastion:

    http://40kaddict.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/nids-part-87-tyranid-bastion-growth-pt8.html

    Which although I won't be making these on commission I do provide a template for the core of it and the progress updates are really a step-by-step guide to make one yourself.

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    1. Nice work....so many people forget that creating your own stuff was once a parge part of the hobby. Once again, good stuff.

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    2. Nice work....so many people forget that creating your own stuff was once a parge part of the hobby. Once again, good stuff.

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    3. Thanks Melon Head, I'm old skool and even though the time cost in making this and all my other scratchbuilds from the free templates I give away, is worth more than your average GW plastic building I don't mind making the effort. The hobby is a whole thing to me, painting, gaming, modelling, terrain, fluff, the whole thing because when I get bored or lack motivation in one aspect I can jump to the next bit to become reinvigorated and just enjoy what I do.

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  3. Must say I find the emergence of GW rip-offs rather...distasteful. CH and others have been doing this for years and I must say, now that its ridiculously blatant I find it unethical, even if its no longer illegal.

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    1. Ripoff? No.

      A ripoff would be if someone took an ADL out of the box and then recasted it and sold it as their own.

      These are original works based on existing ideas in the marketplace. They are filling gaps in the lineup that GW has thus far been sadly ignoring.

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    2. It is a free market and ANY compition is good. But if you want to talk about rip off's check out how much GW ripped off of DUNE! Funny how every Emporer in the future has a Golden Throne. ;)

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    3. the only rip off is GW's prices for their minis.

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    4. @Unknown
      Competition would be producing a rival game e.g. Mantic and Privateer Press.
      Rip-off copies would be producing models for someone else's ip for profit without paying an ip license fee
      @Defenestratus
      There is gap in the market for a Green Lantern 2 film. Don't think you can make it and make money from it without DC knocking at your door.

      The price GW charge for their models for *their* game is irrelevant. If you don't like it then play something cheaper e.g. Mantic's Warpath.

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  4. http://www.mrdandy.com/wargamma-linked-barricades/

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    1. mr dandy has indeed some nice xeno defence lines + quadgun :)

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    2. Oh, much nicer then the CH and cheaper too!

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  5. kindof off topic but...does anyone know of any companies that will ship to UK that make awesome jungle terrain? Been searching for ages and can’t find any.

    I’ve made some terrain myself but tbh I’d rather be modelling soldiers than terrain

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  6. No love for Xenos = Money loss for GW!

    Glad to see all those creative fortifications! :)

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    1. The sad truth still is Space Marines (all flavors) are the bigger sellers.

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  7. I backed the Kickstarter for CH simply because i wanted the 7K stretch Eldar fortifications... if the actual casts are as good as the rendered images then i'll be happy.
    I'm very board of the constant focus on [40K] Imperial scenery; I mentioned on another thread I saw it as a lack of imagination, which was probably wrong. But there is definitely a lack of vision from the GW marketing and sales people when they leave a gap in the market such as this - there is clearly a demand for Xenos Scenery/Fortifications and if GW can't be bothered to make it or to prioritize releasing anything other than Imperial stuff they they're going to loose out to other companies that will; especially now as a result of the CH vs. GW case.
    Any initiative to promote and push the Xenos races over the Imperium (especially the Space Marines) is something that i'll be happy to support.

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly.

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    2. +1 here too.

      Seeing marines everywhere just makes me sick. I thought GW would at least surf on the Eldar wave after the cool release we had, but it looks like they missed this opportunity too!

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  8. I custom built out of GW parts my anti air guns for the Eldar (mainly so I can take them gaming into a store and have something on the table that looks the part ;) ).

    I will keep an eye on it and may jump in for the shield walls but one of the 'space elf' weapon designs is frankly out of line.

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  9. Don't forget gw's lack of foresight in regards to the nids... they can't even use the weapons on the fortifications so unless they make tyranid specific stuff its just another way that us nids players are disadvantaged

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  10. Without going plastic, and using molds that need to be replaced every 30 casts I'm not counting on these resin components being of any higher detail quaility than pre-existing Chapterhouse products.

    It's not worth paying GW prices (and without a direct comparison that statement may be harsh, but it's in the ballpark) for a product that will be inferior based only on the production methods employed.

    That being said ... since GW doesn't have any Xenos terrain, if you want something then this would be better than nothing.

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  11. this guy makes some Tau stuff, but cannot find his blog at the moment...

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCflanopWYJOb9lZZb2d5_Lg

    he is also working on Robotech terrain as well.

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  12. http://spyrle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/eldar-aegis-defense-line-finished.html?m=1

    these look good. Havent tried it yet

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