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My gaming group recently got the laser-cut Industrial Terrain Set from Wargames Tournaments (who had previously messed me about with an order for a couple sets of resin bases).

The stuff come well-packaged, and goes together quite well. Some sections are quite a loose fit, but not so much that you absolutely need to glue it. The pictures below are it just pushed together, and it's holding up alright.

The detail and deck plating/mesh is really nice - sturdy without looking it, and nice to keep it looking interesting. All the details are engraved in, so they'll still be there once we've got a lick of paint on it.

You get enough to fill a considerable amount of board; as you can see, one set (50-ish) covers most of a 6'x4' board, if you add a few bits of area terrain to fill up the floor space. This isn't all of it - shown here are all the towers, but I have a few walkways spare and some more ladders in case I end up needing them.

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I would highly recommend it to any 40k player, and even moreso to anyone who plays Necromunda - a really nice set that should cover you for almost all of a board. I imagine that between this and a GW Moonscape you'd have a pretty well-covered 40k board, although you might want more LOS-blockers.

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You would definitely need at least two and probably three pieces that solidly blocked LoS for at least the dimensions of a Rhino/Russ, and like you say, some area terrain, but it is a good start to the table.

Also, you won't be getting a lot of cover aves from it unless you call it one massive ruin, as it doesn't have many actual walls.

I'm surprised you went with them again after the experience with the bases?

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that stuff looks quite cool, but sadly it lacks reality,which is a fairly common thing people forget when designing terrain,the multi floored "buildings" have no real function and would never be built that way, as they serve no real purpose, if those floors were surrounding a central structure that would make sense and bring reality (not to mention blocking LOS)to the kit.



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Looks great for Necromunda! Pretty decent for 40k too; I would love to see that on a bigger board with lots of other stuff

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yes..its is pretty weak for 40k..but the boys here use it for necromunda and have quite alot of fun with it.
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that stuff looks quite cool, but sadly it lacks reality,which is a fairly common thing people forget when designing terrain,the multi floored "buildings" have no real function and would never be built that way, as they serve no real purpose, if those floors were surrounding a central structure that would make sense and bring reality (not to mention blocking LOS)to the kit.
It would be both cool and functional (and add realism like Bits says) to add some Pringle tub towers to the middle of the multi-story parts.

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It would be both cool and functional (and add realism like Bits says) to add some Pringle tub towers to the middle of the multi-story parts.
thats pretty much all its lacking, we are surrounded by buildings, there are literally millions of examples of buildings, yet when some people build scenery they completely forget that a building must have certain things including and most importantly is a function, infact i think if my memory serves that the founding principle of architecture is "form follows function", meaning(as i understand it) if you want to design and build a football stadium for 80,000 people then you will need to design something that has the capacity to fit a foot ball pitch and 80,000 seats that can all see the game of foot ball, that means certain things will have to be included in the design and is why most foot ball stadiums look similar at a base level.

But thats essentially whats wrong with this terrain for 40k use, its great for say necromunda (looks like its taken a fair amount of "influence" from the necromunda kit if im honest) as the setting was inside a hive world so walkways and platforms works perfectly well in that setting, but as soon as it sits "out doors" so to speak it lacks walls and purpose.
that said i really think this type of lazer cut terrain has real promise as a truely modular scenery kit or as the basis for people to build onto(pringle tubs and pot noodles at the ready!)
i priced up a laser cutter last year myself, but realized i needed to invest my time in learning some form of design software first as i dont have enough knowledge to get my ideas from brain to screen, give me plasticard and a scalple and i can do terrain, give me a mouse and a screen and photoshop and im an extra in the walking dead.



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This looks similar to the Underground Lasers stuff one of my friends has (looks like this, except comes unpainted as above). We played some Infinity on it and it was pretty good.

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