Today I have another terrain review. I’d intended to get this one up several months ago, but things didn’t happen, so it got delayed quite a bit. Ah well, up now I guess!
Opening the box, we see this. Um.. okay
The paper parcel slides out of the box…
..and unwraps… oh, I see now. Each segment is separated by the folded-in paper so you don’t have the paint rub off in transit, and then you can just recycle the paper. I actually quite like it. That’s a nice touch over just chucking everything in a plastic wrapper.
And once flipped over, you can see the road segments.
Aaaaand, here’s the stack of them. You can see here that there’s a bit of thickness to them as well.
Oh, they bendy. That’s a good thing, actually. I’ll show you why.
You can use them on table elevations. Maybe they’re not perfect on this little hill I had on hand (review to come!) but you get the idea.
So how much road do you get? Well, my table is 4 foot across (48inches/122cm), and the straight sections go that far, plus you also have the two slight bends. Quite decent.
Scale shot with 28/32mm Warhammer Fantasy and 40k models. Not a huge road by any means, but very useable nonetheless. I could see laying two of them side-by side for more significant roads if you had enough segments. What this means in real terms is that I will use these roads for fantasy and historical games as well. I’ll use these when I play Saga, Bolt Action, Lord of the Rings, Kings of War, Age of Sigmar, and even those games of 40k where the battle occurs across battlefields more reminiscent of WWII Europe than a Playmobil factory with the same 40k terrain kits we see in every box and batrep (if you’ve been playing 40k for awhile, you’ll remember these games). I love versatile terrain like this.
And with 15mm models, they also really shine.
Here’s a photo of turn 1 of the first baby game Marouda and I had of FoW, back in November of 2021 when I took these photos and was crutching my way around the place. As you can see, the roads look pretty decent even though there aren’t many of them for the table.
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. So happy in fact that I’ve been on the lookout for a second set since I bought these but to no avail several months on – I know Battlefront/Gale Force 9 has had severe supply issues since Covid lockdowns shut down their manufacturing, and are only now just starting to get their previously scheduled new releases out, way out of their planned order – so it appears that a lot of the terrain sets aren’t top of the priority list (nor is supply to Australia!)
As always, with a small amount of effort this set of roads could be made to look a fair bit better – which is why this review is so delayed from when I took the photos – I was hoping to get that second set so I could do all the weathering at once for visual consistency. So the repaint post will unfortunately have to come a bit further down the line once I secure another set of these.