... Technically those should not give any cover saves, should they? I mean, its not exactly as if a flat piece would protect anything. It is if I painted a huge bunker on my board, what would it affect? Nothing, cause it is flat.
But whatever, I just dont like flat pieces, cause they dont do anything in games, if you do not count them as something else. I mean, would I get a cover save for standing in grass?
It would be area terrain, so of course it would give cover saves!!!
Like i said, these arn't "terrain", just a marker for indicating where a vehicle exploded, an area which then gives cover and is difficult terrain, pretty important in terms of game play. They certainly look better than using ripped up pieces of paper or a circle of dice like some people use.
Plus, I think the fact that they are flat is beneficial. Its tricky trying to balance a large mob of orks on a shaped crater, models invariably fall off and get damaged, and often you can't fit all the models within the crater. A nice flat crater means i can fit all my models within the cover and benefit from a 4+ cover instead of a flimsy armour save.
It also means they are easy to store and transport. I've bought a pack of 5 and i reckon i'll be able to slip them into my rule book or codex. You can't do that with vacuum formed plastic craters!!!
I was going to make some crater/wreckage markers myself, but these have saved me the hastle