Today, Jersey James looks at some re-released “Battlefield in a Box” desert terrain. Hopefully there should be more to follow!
I’ve got Desert Forces that I’ve used in Early War and Mid War, as well as a Jordanian army I’m very pleased with for AIW, and my Soviet Afgantsy include some desert equipment; yet somehow I don’t have any desert scenery…
So when seven items (some re-released) and a new Battle Mat were in the first wave of releases for Version 4, I had to get them!
The first three items arrived the other day from my local games store Entoyment, near Poole, so it seemed a good opportunity for a review!
With two area terrain bases and six palm bases this kit gives you line of sight blocking “tall” terrain which is vital for any desert table.
They are well protected in their box and everything is packaged really well.
This scenery needs a little assembly. First I shortened the support strut on each truck to better fit the hole on the palm bases (which group the trees in 1-3s) and super glued the trunks in place before using pva glue to further secure the bond and provide strength to the joint.
The last thing you may want to do is push smooth down some of the leaves as they’re packaged safely in bunches and need a tiny adjustment to look palm like.
Small and Medium Desert Buildings
Again these are well protected and packaged so they’ll survive trips through the post on their way to you.
Each has a layer of card and plenty of bubble wrap looking after the buildings so that nothing can be chipped in the box.
The buildings themselves have nice features and let you stand infantry on tall terrain.
And there are spaces inside each building with removable roofs to allow you to hide teams in bullet proof cover.
Next up I’m looking forward to the Battle Mat, Desert Walls, Extra Large Desert Dune and Desert Escapements.
Eventually I’ll be after the rest of the buildings, scrub and oasis too!