15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Team Yankee Battlefield in a Box – Concrete Walls (Gale Force Nine BB191) + Lightly Weathered

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Team Yankee Battlefield in a Box - Concrete Walls (Gale Force Nine BB191) + Lightly Weathered

Another quick prepainted terrain review today – it’s the Concrete Walls set from Gale Force Nine/Battlefield in a Box, though this time it’s got Team Yankee branding rather than Flames of War.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Team Yankee Battlefield in a Box - Concrete Walls (Gale Force Nine BB191) + Lightly Weathered

This set comes with pretty good protective packaging, with the pieces in a custom polystyrene shell. I have a feeling this might possibly be older packaging as so much of the similar FoW stuff has been bubble-wrapped and taped, and we know companies are moving away from using unnecessary polystyrene (mine just went into the bin to save space). I’ll may look at picking up another set so I can get more table coverage with them if I can find one cheap, so if there’s any difference I may edit it in here.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Team Yankee Battlefield in a Box - Concrete Walls (Gale Force Nine BB191) + Lightly Weathered

This set really doesn’t look like a lot of money, does it? I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed when I got these out. Being rational, I guess the price on these is about 2/3 or less than the Desert Walls, though these are probably getting to the level of “may as well 3D print something very similar instead” Which is pretty much how I feel about things like Dragon’s Teeth.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Team Yankee Battlefield in a Box - Concrete Walls (Gale Force Nine BB191) + Lightly Weathered

The painting on these is completely fit for purpose, though it’s also veeeeeery simple. As always, the biggest benefit of these is “Open box, put on table. Done!” So there’s obviously that.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Team Yankee Battlefield in a Box - Concrete Walls (Gale Force Nine BB191) + Lightly Weathered

I decided to immediately add weathering to these, since they clearly would only take a few minutes to do. The wall in front/on our right is the unboxed wall, and on the left/behind is my weathered wall – overall drybrushed a less bright light grey to the shipped grey/white, heavy drybrush dark brown along lower/ground area, light partial drybrush a light khaki irregularly all over.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Team Yankee Battlefield in a Box - Concrete Walls (Gale Force Nine BB191) + Lightly Weathered

And here they are, weathered and done and ready to be put away (after the monthly round-up, at least!) I didn’t feel that weathering these deserved their own post, so I added them in here to the review – and I guess they can also serve to show how easily they can be made a little less clinical.

Zombicide Survivors “Ned” and “Grindlock”

Zombicide Survivors “Ned” and “Grindlock” Glenn Danzig Misfits

My first models for 2022 weren’t the D&D ones shown the other day – they were actually this pair of Zombicide survivors – Ned and then Grindlock. Unfortunately, due to the heat we’ve been experiencing, I wanted to wait until a cooler morning was available so I could add in the blood spatter, so I got it done this weekend.

Zombicide Survivors “Ned”

Ned is one of the original Zombicide core box survivors. I’ve seen (on BGG) people speculating that he’s based on George Romero which (I guess) is due to him having a beard and glasses, though he appears to have lacked the long hair, so I imagine that was just people desperately drawing at straws when so many other characters are either obvious or (slightly) more subtle homages.

The model lacks the “Comedian” badge from Watchmen that the art features, and I didn’t feel like trying to paint one in at that scale. Maybe I’ll go back and see if I can leave an impression of one.

Zombicide Survivors “Ned”

He’s come up a bit shinier in these pics than in hand for some reason, but after so many years it’s good to have another one of the original core models finally painted – two more of those to go!

Zombicide Survivors “Grindlock” Glenn Danzig Misfits

The next model is from the Prison Outbreak box, the Metal Dude, Grindlock.

Grindlock here looks like he may well have been inspired by Nathan Explosion from the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse, but at the same time they’re both obviously part of the same “heavy metal dude” stereotype as many others. I went in a slightly different direction with my paint, however…

Yeah, I went for a 90’s-era Glenn Danzig, though the living verison had to cover up those rippling pecs with a T-Shirt, I went slightly retro with it and gave him the more recognisable Misfits skull rather than the later Samhain/Danzig skull. And yes, I chose Danzig and carved off the “H” looking logo just so I could paint the Misfits skull on the model.

Zombicide Survivors “Grindlock” Glenn Danzig Misfits

Painting that tattoo was a bitch, though. It’s a bad tattoo, and then the blood spatter covered up most of it in the end. Maybe it’s for the best…

Zombicide Survivors “Grindlock” Glenn Danzig Misfits

Looking at these pics, perhaps I should also go and add some blood to those slash-type lines on his back. I don’t know how I missed those…

And that’s all for this update.