Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Gale Force Nine Extra Large Rocky Hill
A while ago I picked up the Extra Large Rocky Hill, from the Gale Force Nine "Battlefield in a Box" range. It is large enough to be useful for 28mm games, but could also be used for 10mm, and it is likely intended for 15mm gaming. It came pre-painted and with some static grass and flock to decorate it with. To get it ready for the table, I just glued on the flock and static grass where it seemed to look good, and did a quick black wash over some of the areas of small rocks. I thought this helped add a little depth to those areas that otherwise looked to monotone. I then did a quick spray varnish, and it was ready for gaming. It's a nice, quick piece of terrain. The only problem I have with it, which would prevent me from getting any of the other Battlefield in a Box pieces, is that it doesn't sit quite level on the table. The edges come up off the table in many places, which I don't really like, since it ruins the illusion that the hill is part of the surrounding terrain, rather than plopped on top of it. See below for some pictures, including one with my Warhammer 40,000 Imperial Guard Lieutenant for a size comparison.