Friday, March 21, 2014

Crescent Root 28mm Laser Cut Terrain

 Crescent Root Studios has come out with a new line of pre-painted Laser cut scenery in 28mm scale.  I spurged and picked up a good sized order and all I can say is WOW - this stuff is great.  It's not cheap, but the quality is light years ahead of 4Ground and other "1st generation" Laser cut products.  Crescent root has managed to avoid the flat feel of some laser cut terrain and involved a wider color pallets in it's pre-painted ranges.  All of the terrain pieces are shown as they came out of the box - no touché ups at all.

 The range is referred to as "Series 3" on their website and also comes with interlocking road and base plates which makes setting up a small village a snap.  In the upper center of the photograph you can see the tongues used to lock road section into the base plates - it's very easy to use .  I've got enough to set up a small village in Normandy for my troops to fight over.

 Another cool aspect of this range is that the buildings can be disassembled to store flat.  They're held together by metal pins.  The end pieces overlap the sides so there isn't any issue with "burn-marks" showing through.  It's a really clever design idea that works well.  Floor sections are provided for multi story structures.  The one area where 4 ground does do better is interior details - the Crescent Root building just don't have any other than the floor sections.

I've yet to play a game with these but I can't wait to give them a go.  Very highly recommended.  I'll post a more detailed review shortly.

10 comments:

Moiterei_1984 said...

Well, they definitely don't look bad. I like the roof tiles as they don't look as flat and boxy as from other manufacturers.

styx said...

I do think that I would merge that in with sarissa and 4ground.

Ray Rousell said...

They look excellent, you'd never guess they were MDF!

Paul oftheManCave said...

WoW! I'll be checking these out for sure :-)

GReg said...

Just wish they would hurry and release the 20 mm range which is in the pipline.

Phil said...

Great looking pieces of terrain!

Phyllion said...

They are quite lovely

DeanM said...

They look really good, Miles. Not sure what you paid, but they definitely look high-quality. Until you mentioned it, I didn't realize there were other laser cut terrrain companies; I had thought 4-Ground was the only one. Best, Dean

Monty said...

Very impressive!

James said...

Great review, and great looking terrain. This would make the perfect village for Bolt Action or Dust Tactics -- would you be kind enough to list the items you ordered?