In 2004, GW launched its Warhammer campaign: Storm of Chaos. That was the same year I was working with Jason Buyaki & Chad Mierzwa on the US hobby team. For the campaign, Chad and I were tasked with building a table represening the gates of the besieged Empire city of Middenheim.
Middenheim is a literal mountain of a city– think Minas Tirith, if built in the round, and with miles of bridges and walkways before you even reached the gates. The table Chad and I built focused on the bridge leading up to the city walls at one of the main gates. Basically, the setting for one of the largest siege games imaginable.
Photos were taken along the way (If I recall, Rick Smith was the cameraman, popping in every hour or so to snap a few pics). The entire table took around three weeks to finish with Chad and myself working full tilt on different parts, and putting in lots of overtime.
What follows is a photo journal of the table's construction. I hope you enjoy it and can draw some inspiration & techniques for your own terrain projects!
The Gates of Middenheim