In today’s mail my first house from my subscription deal turned up, the Calais House.
Now I’m a big fan of the Gale Force Nine Battlefield in a Box range, but I will try and give a honest review.
The build is what you would expect if you have bought any of the other Battlefield in a Box terrain. It’s very solidly built and painted to quite a good standard, not award winning but more than good enough. One slight problem with my building is the two floors are slightly different colours. This isn’t a massive problem as I can either dry brush or wash the build to bring the two levels together, but I’ll wait for the extra bits before I try anything just in case they are also a different shade.
It’s a lot bigger than I thought it would be from the description on the Battlefront web site.
The Building comes in 3 parts (as you can see above). Each of the 2 floors can hold 2 infantry bases with ease.
A lot of people have complained that the range might look a bit to similar from building to building. I can see why people would be worried, but as you can see from the above picture by not using the upper floor you make a fairly different looking cottage from the house. This combined with the extra bits you get in the subscription deal leads me to think that a village of these buildings will look different enough to look good.
Overall I’m happy with the buy. The colours being a different shade was annoying but not enough to put me off the range. I’m now looking forward to the next one, shame I have to wait a month.
Review Score – 8 out of 10.
Thanks for reading and until next time.