Lucky for us, Gale Force Nine makes…
BATTLEFIELD IN A BOX!!! Today I will be looking at a few of their products (again) with a particular focus on their bocage, hedges and roads.
Now you might think that Bocage and hedges designed for 15mm miniatures would not work for models that are more than twice as tall. I know I thought that until I saw these in action. They work literally perfectly for Bolt Action.
As you can see (above), the hedges give 28mm models cover to about the waist level and are wide enough to look as though models behind them should get a light cover modifier. The hedges comes in two types. You can see them side by side below. There is a longer piece and a shorter piece. When you buy a set I believe you get 4 long pieces and 2 short pieces. (I could be off though).
|A few pieces are missing from this photo including one of my favourite pieces . The T junction.|
|This photo is added to show the thickness of the bocage pieces and how they easily work together.|
Like GF9′s other BFIB range, these roads are pre-painted resin. The resin has some give it which prevents snapping (I quite like this btw) and in each pack of roads (the non-bombed ones) you get enough to at least cross the short side of a table easily. Now I found a few packs of these on sale a few months back and I may have gone to town. I bought two regular sets of roads and one set of bombed out ones. I have found that with this configuration I can set up city blocks on at least half a board, I can set up a town in the centre of a table OR (my recent favourite) I can make a gigantic x that connects the four corners of the table. Lots of versatility and lots of fun!
Now, I am fairly hard wearing on things but these roads are great, durability wise and they look great on the tabletop especially when combined with other pieces of terrain. I went out and bought a few squares of grey felt that closely matched the colour of the roads to be the foundations of my buildings before using the GF9 ruined buildings. I think everything matches up nicely… As seen here:
Gale Force Nine also sells a variety of ruined building sets that are made for a more dark future setting and slightly larger models than we typically use in Bolt Action. Like their stuff made for 15mm... (If you are careful) It works for our needs. The ruined building pieces do not come with bottoms which works well on some gaming surfaces. On my green tabletop it looked unfinished until I bought a $1 grey felt square from a fabric shop. Quick, cheap and easy to store between games... Score!
Below you can see exactly how tall their ruined walls are in relation to a variety of Germans here:
I am a big fan of these kits and the work that GF9 put into these products. They are high quality AND, as stated above, pre-painted which is very important for gamers like me. But, I highly recommend these products to anyone, time poor or not!
As you can see... Size is not always a problem...