This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
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.