15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box – Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224)

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

Time for another Desert terrain unboxing/review. I’ve got a couple of painted things I need to photograph but I’ve been under the weather for a couple of days, so it’s a review since I have the photos already taken until I can get going again.

Once again, it very much follows the same format as the others, and even includes some copypasted text (including this sentence!), since the point is really to give people a good solid look at what you get in the boxes as there’s not a lot out there aside from the glamour shots on the box and GF9 website when you’re looking around to see what you get and how it all looks.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

As seems to be usual, there’s a cardboard reinforcement around the inside of the box with the actual terrain piece taped inside some bubble wrap.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

Bubble-wrapped building….

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

…aaaand unwrapped. We have two roof sections inverted for protection with bubble wrap underneath between the painted sections –  as was the fashion of the time.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

And “assembled”! It’s a pretty nice looking building, honestly.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

And the reverse shot. I’m not sure which of the sides are supposed to be the “front” or back”, but I guess it depends on you and how you lay out the table at the time.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

Showing the interior – empty and with infantry stands in place, so you can see how many fit.

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

There are a few internal details – just doors and windows – but they’ve been left blank and not painted in. At least the building interior isn’t just painted black this time, though!

15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224) 1/100, 1:100 Wargaming Terrain, What a Tanker, Team Yankee WWIII, Battlegroup

And to finish, another scale shot alongside some vehicle and infantry models.

Given the intent of this review, which is to provide some images and simple thoughts on a set that I was unable to find any information on online aside from box pics, I’m not going to “score” the set. I purchased it myself from an online retailer and while it wasn’t exactly cheap, even compared to GW’s plastic offerings, I’m pretty happy with this one. It’ll provide a centrepiece or an objective when needed, and stands out nicely from the smaller, much more plain Desert Buildings in the range.

Once again – with a small amount of effort this building could be made to look a fair bit better, and by now you’ll know that since this review is going up now that I’ve been working on that very thing – though it’s not quite ready yet.

13 thoughts on “15mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Flames of War Battlefield in a Box – Desert Administration Building (Gale Force Nine BB224)

    • Yeah it’s very Star Wars-y, isn’t it?
      While doing all my recent terrain shopping, I’ve seen that GF9 also have a growing range of 32mm scale Sci fi desert buildings and structures that might just happen to be accidentally compatible with Legion… 😂
      I guess I could always 3d print a pair of opposing star wars forces in 15mm to use on this desert terrain…

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  1. Very nice! 🙂 Funny seeing Dave Stone;s comment as the first thing that went though my mind on seeing the first picture was that they’d be good for Star Wars in 15mm. Hope you feeling better soon! How’s your leg by the way – I keep forgetting to ask?

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    • Haha yes indeed on the SW-alike aesthetic. I’m in a month of transitioning from two crutches to one, and then hopeffully in another 2 1/2 weeks I’ll be able to walk unaided again. It’ll then be 2 more months of strengthening it before I can go back to full use.

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  2. I agree with everyone else. This belongs on Tatooine with the Skywalkers! It is a cool design for Flames of War nonetheless. I hope you feel better soon too, mate. It sounds like you’ve been on quite a long road to recovery!

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    • It’s a larger building, meant to be a centrepiece type rather than an individual’s home (unless they’re rich!) – though if you consider the size of most “houses” be they in 15mm, 28/32mm etc – they’re WAY too small for 1:1 representaions compared to the models. For this one, the doors seem a bit big, but then compared to the 15mm models they look live oversized doos as you might see on an important building and are also the same scale as the “large Desert House” models. I think it all comes down to model scale becoming more and more wonky as we go smaller…

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