15/28/32mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592)

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

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!

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

Opening the box, we see this. Um.. okay

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

The paper parcel slides out of the box…

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

..and unwraps…

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

..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.

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

And once flipped over, you can see the road segments.

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

Aaaaand, here’s the stack of them. You can see here that there’s a bit of thickness to them as well.

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

Oh, they bendy. That’s a good thing, actually. I’ll show you why.

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

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.

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

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.

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

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.

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

And with 15mm models, they also really shine.

15/28mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592), 1:100, 1/100 Flames of War Battlegroup, What a Tanker

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.

14 thoughts on “15/28/32mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road (Gale Force Nine BB592)

  1. These streets are cute accessories for the game table. Pardon our ignorance, but are they just decorative or do they have a particular value in any fantasy game? That is, if a miniature walks on or off the road, does anything change?

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    • It entirely depends on the individual game rules. In a lot of GW-style games, they’re just aesthetic, though in something like Flames of War and it’s derivitives, vehicles do indeed move faster on roads. Much faster in some cases!

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  2. I’m with everyone else on the bending. That seems like a good thing to me. I kind of wish they beveled the edges or made it easier to blend this in with natural scenery like grass but I’m probably expecting too much! 🙂 These should look great in a city setting in particular.

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    • Some of their products come with little baggies of grass, though in this case I’m going to dust them up later but leave them entirely free of greenery so I can use them in European settings, fields, desert or even urban/town settings. Adding in some lichen, etc on the edges should take care of the overgrown issues.

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      • That is a good plan. It is a double-edged sword committing to something like grass on the edges of terrain. It looks great but limits the context in which that terrain makes sense and I know you’re all about multipurpose usage 🙂

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      • Yeah, when it comes to the generic stuff anyway! But hell, even a 40k mechanicum terrain fuel tank thing might be able to see some use in Gaslands and still look decent! 😉

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