New to the growing terrain market comes Battlescape, a company based in Scotland, producing plastic, moulded square modules. Purchased in a grey finish they require painting and/or finishing with flock effect prior to use.
The plastic uses is very resilient, apparently the same stuff used to make cyclists helmets. When I first saw the modules I was reminded of the old Bellona Battlefield terrain range, which although looking good were very fragile and liable to split or crush under minor pressure.
Not these babies, I punched the module I got to check out, threw it down the garden sat on it, and got my daughter to dance on it and my son to jump about on it. The result was a slight bulging around the edges and a very minor discolouration of the plastic. So it is tough!
The modules measure 50cm x 50cm and are 3.5cm in depth. They are secured to each other by a series of nylon screw attachments, and this gives a very wide ranging series of terrain options. Currently the modular options include flat plain, hills, marsh, river and cliffs, and I have been told that the range is due to expand as gamers feedback their special needs.
Other ranges include Lunarscape, especially for Sci-Fi gamers, and includes bunkers, craters of varying sizes, and trench systems. The Battlescape and Lunarscape modules retail at £15.99. For more information visit the Battlescape website at www.warscape.co.uk
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