Warhammer 40,000 YouTuber 3D prints the dawn of war building for board games

As someone who played only one game of “Warhammer 40,000” in my life, but watched dozens of games on the sidelines, some gorgeous modeling and drawing terrain are as eye-catching as a group of tyrants or orcs. A huge Warhammer fan took his love for the original Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War real-time strategy game to the next level, obtaining terrain models from the game and 3D printing them for his own desktop battles.

Jay from Eons of Battle shared details of how he built his Dawn of War terrain on it YouTubeHe started with two of his favorite building types in video games, high plasma generators and wide fortresses, and made cardboard models to help build scale. As an amateur voxel artist, I deeply sympathize with the trouble of calculating proportions, not to mention having to abide by the rules of warhammer. Jay was forced to give up most of his calculations because the scale of the video game is different from the desktop version. The height, width, and length of the desktop version can determine many terrain-centric strategies.

(Image source: Eons of Battle)

Using 3D modeling software such as Vectorworks and Blender and later 3D printers, Jay was not only able to model the terrain of the dawn of war, but also added a large amount of man-made damage to each surface, further promoting his idea that his fictional battlefield has been Witnessed the war between the human empire and the orcs for several generations.