Hut Hut Hut Hut

I ni ce Ninjabread readers. Fogou Models recently sent me advanced castings of their brand new mud hut range, on the condition I sent them back painted photographs for their Kickstarter. And now I have an entire mud hut village to play games over.

Fogou Mud Hut Kickstarter
Dogon Princess Aminata looks upon her kingdom at dawn, preparing to break into a soulful power ballad.

I imagined my buildings as a Dogon village at the time of the Arab Conquest, as that’s the period I want to game in. But I kept the paint scheme neutral so that with a tactical choice of accessories I can pass the buildings off as coming from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B era, the Tunisian campaign in World War 2 and ANY POINT IN THE INTERVENING TEN-THOUSAND YEARS OF HUMAN HISTORY.

Fogou Mud Hut Kickstarter
Fogou Mud Hut Kickstarter
Fogou Mud Hut Kickstarter
Fogou Mud Hut Accessories

If the giddying versatility of mud huts through history is simply not enough for you, the buildings can slip into a similarly vast array of fantasy and sci-fi wargame settings. Oldhammer peers axiom and asslessman both science-fictioned up their advance castings with all sorts of greebles transgressing the historical wargamer’s sensibilities. Rather than stare on enviously, I asked Fogou nicely for another hut that I could spin as a Space Ork adobe.

Morkus Masher atop his workshop, preparing to break into a soulful power ballad.
Morkus Masher atop his workshop, preparing to break into a soulful power ballad.

I had so much fun painting these buildings that even though I’ve blasted through a whole village I’m keen to do more. Maybe fill a whole 6×4′ table and play big games of Warhammer 40,000 Cityfight but in an Ork city rather than the bog standard Imperial one.

The thing that doesn’t come across in these photos is how the kits are designed to be painted super quickly. Assembly is minimal, and they’re moulded in yellow resin that you can drybrush without having to prime or basecoat. You could paint up a whole Dogon village so quickly I begged and begged and begged Fogou to call the project…

Thanks to Fogou for all the buildings! Check out the Kickstarter, which ends this week. K’an bεn!

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Curis

Curis has painted for Games Workshop, Forge World, Warlord Games, Mantic Games, Avatars of War, Wargames Foundry, Studio McVey and many others. He's won at Golden Demon and Salute. He publishes monthly painting tutorials on Patreon.

10 thoughts on “Hut Hut Hut Hut

  • December 9, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    I need an ork city fight in my life, I have orks to provide and a filthy mindset when it comes to getting what I want.
    ANd dogon in 60 seconds is a thing now.

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    • December 9, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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      My Orks versus your Orks. Big civil war between the Red Stars and Waaaagh! Mishmash, vicious street fighting on every corner as the world watches to see if cloth or metal bannered Dreadnoughts are better.

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    • December 9, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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      Russian naming formula – nice. Howabout “Zodrgroddgrad”?

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  • December 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Woow !! Your collection of sceneries is impressive. I love the picture in back scene.

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    • December 9, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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      Thanks Nico!

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    • December 9, 2019 at 7:37 pm
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      I want to see how many of these I can stack on top of each other to make Ork highrises.

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  • December 9, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    The addition of the checks, glyphs and set dressing is convincingly orky! I love the fact that these buildings can be part of Mektown, Helsreach, an Afghan hill village or south American barrios by simply playing with different colour schemes and details.

    Did you end up freehanding the checks?

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  • December 11, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Thanks axiom! I have some plans for them as part of Barsoom as well soon. As long as your setting is temperate, you’re away!

    The checks are freehanded, rather than templated like your circles. Doing them on the fly let me adjust/cheat the spacing on the fly so that they joined up properly at the corners.

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