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.

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box – Ruined Buildings – Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Buildings - Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

Nope, not a dupe, but you’d be forgiven if by the title you thought it was – I’ve simply finished the prettying-up of the second set of these things – as opposed to the full repaints in that previous post.

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Buildings - Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

This time, I’ve mostly added weathering – a combination of dirt and grime as well as “scorch” marks (for want of a better term) to the Ruined Buildings rather than repainting – though there’s some of that here as well.

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Buildings - Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

For example, I did repaint the doors on all of these as well as give them a wash & drybrush (and paint in the teeny widdle door handles!)

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Buildings - Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

This stone building got a bit more effort, as I painted in slate/stones in a number of shades of grey across the whole thing, as well as adding in pale tan bricks to give a more natural variation.

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Buildings - Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

Esentially the kind of changes your eyes would tend to not notice since they look pretty natural – which is why I have to point them out! 😀

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Buildings - Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

I’ll just drive the point home by adding in this pic of the grey building on the left (and the totally repainted sandstone variation) before I painted the different bricks in. See what a good boy I am!

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Buildings - Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

I also added in paint on the ceilings as, in standard BFiaB fashion, they were a plain matte black. Washed and drybrushed the floors, picked out some of the debris.. yadda yadda, you get the idea.

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Buildings - Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

I did the same with the large building. Check out that warpage in the centre! Kind of annoying, but something I can live with.

Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Ruined Buildings - Weathered and Repainted (BB199)

And finally, the exterior. I kept the original blues of the building shell and simply added grime, streaks and El Scorcho. (With a nod to any Half-Japanese girls reading – especially if they’ve never heard of Green Day…)

These three were also finished post-Christmas, so more grist for Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got challenge.

And dat’s dat for dis one. Now that I’ve got the terrain posts for 2021 completed, the next couple of posts will have miniature humanoidz. 28mm ones, even! Then the round-up!