Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Rock Outcrops

Rock Outcrops (BB 545) from GF9
Another recent terrain acquisition, these Rock Outcrops are by Gale Force Nine, and like other Battlefield in a Box stuff are ready to play straight out of the box as they come fully painted.

The set includes 6 sets of rocks and two types of static grass to add as desired. This set is BB 545; there was an earlier set of Rocky Outcrops (BB 521) which had 8 pieces included.

It is easy enough to create rocks etc with foam, but for me, as I have said before, that would take away from the little time I manage to focus on painting my minis. The price is around £16-£18 and for me that is reasonable value as a trade-off for time and materials to do something similar.

One useful advantage of these over a foam alternative that is not immediately obvious however, is that they have a certain heft and weight and so are less likely to get displaced on the tabletop.

As is evident, I like the GF9 Battlefield in a Box range. The quality is consistent, so I know what to expect when picking up a set. Consequently the pieces I have picked up have been good value for me. I like that certain sets go nicely together to allow an expandable range. All in all, highly recommended.

The volunteers used for scale are:
Crimson Oni (Pulp City)
Azriel (Anima Tactics)
Red Skull (What The? Miniatures)

12 comments:

  1. They certainly look the business, I like the idea that there is a consistency that runs through the terrain,

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    1. Honestly, I do not feel let down by any of the pieces I have bought. :)

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  2. They do look nice, if I wasn't so stubborn about pretending to build my own, I might buy some.

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    1. We hobbyists are nothing if not stubborn Sean! :)

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  3. They look like they fit the bill.

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    1. I am very happy with them; they make some nice LOS blocking angles so fit the gaming bill IMHO. :)

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  4. I just picked up a set of these from Ebay as none of the local gamestores had them in stock...for some time. I too like them & their weight that shrugs off errant dice.

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    1. Agreed Terry; having the mass to resist the vagaries of gaming should not be overlooked! :)

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  5. They're a bargain and like trees, you can never have enough rocky outcrops

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    1. I am of a like mind Zombie Ad, so much that i am going to keep an eye out for the old set. :0

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  6. Excellent Additions you have some fantastic terrain accrued!

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    1. You have only seen part of it mate! :)

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