Archon Studios Dungeons and Lasers: Woodhaven – “Wooden Town Stairs Set” – Review

Archon Studios Dungeons and Lasers: Woodhaven - "Wooden Town Stairs Set"

A week or two ago, my pledge from the Dungeons and Lasers Woodhaven Kickstarter arrived, and then a few days ago I cracked open the shipping box that was slowly being shredded by Leonard the Cat. As with the stone stairs, I’ve added an updated pic with weathering with pigments and moss effects – added when I went back and added more after “finishing” them (and posting) earlier.

Archon Studios Dungeons and Lasers: Woodhaven - "Wooden Town Stairs Set"

Inside, I picked out a few smaller kits with the intent to assemble and paint them quickly for Dave Stone’s annual Season of Scenery challenge.

Archon Studios Dungeons and Lasers: Woodhaven - "Wooden Town Stairs Set"

These stairs were a €5.00 add-on, and came in this small, thin box. Inside, one fairly simple sprue.

Archon Studios Dungeons and Lasers: Woodhaven - "Wooden Town Stairs Set"

Once clipped, you’ve got enough bits to make two small stairs and two small platforms – both with a footprint of 25mm square.

Archon Studios Dungeons and Lasers: Woodhaven - "Wooden Town Stairs Set"

I purchased two sets, so I decided to show the small stairs and the platforms both as built, and also joined up as in the box renders. I glued both of my sets as seen on the box art, so I can use them as two smaller sets of double stairs, or shove them all together for a more Warhammer-sized set of single steps…

Archon Studios Dungeons and Lasers: Woodhaven - "Wooden Town Stairs Set"

I tried the “climbing stairs” thing and found that they work with a few different kinds of bases, though it was tricky getting the 32mm Ciatel base in there – I’d avoid. The 30mm “generic” round bases as found on the teal Dragonborn fit much more comfortably, and the flat Renedra round on the green lizardman work very nicely.

Archon Studios Dungeons and Lasers: Woodhaven - "Wooden Town Stairs Set"

As you can see from the final pic, they look …fine. They’re clearly made to work with a 25mm grid, and so are more oriented towards D&D with minis rather than fantasy miniature wargames that often tend to go a bit bigger with their bases these days.

Archon Studios Dungeons and Lasers: Woodhaven - "Wooden Town Stairs Set"

I think the Kickstarter price for them was fair, and also truthfully about as much as I’d be willing to pay for them. They are smaller than I’d hoped they would be, and as such are going to just kind of be there for my own gaming purposes. They did at least paint up quickly and easily!

Zombicide 1st Edition, Season 2: Prison Outbreak – Berserker Runner Zombies + Bonus Fatties, part 1

Zombicide 1st Edition, Season 2: Prison Outbreak - Berserker Runner Zombies + Bonus Fatties

Today’s unweildly-titled post shows the first half of the Berserker Runner Zombies from the Prison Outbreak standalone expansion. The colour scheme of prison orange and cooked-lobster red carapace pretty much follows the same one I used on the Berserker Abominations and then the Berserker Fatties. It’ll certainly keep them easily distinguished from the other Zombie variations!

Zombicide 1st Edition, Season 2: Prison Outbreak - Berserker Runner Zombies

While it’s certainly true that these aren’t exactly sexy model blog content, they are very much useful models for our actual tabletop games, especially given that we got up to the stage of using the Berserkers in our little campaign, so now I feel like I need to delay playing again until I’ve gotten all of these finished…

Zombicide 1st Edition, Season 2: Prison Outbreak - Berserker Runner Zombie + Bonus Fatties

The first batch of models I managed to get cleaned up were the dozen of the first runner sculpt, and along with those I also got the three extra Fatties from the little Berseker add-on pack I picked up recently – and one of the second sculpt – so I painted those as well. Now I just need to finish trimming – and then paint the dozen or so more of that second runner sculpt and I’ll have all of my Berserkers except for the Walkers done. Something to aim for in September, then…