Thursday, May 21, 2015

15mm Crescent Root Desert Buildings

One of my resolutions last year was to purchase more terrain for gaming. In the shop we had a great deal of European terrain and buildings but very little Middle Eastern/North African. Therefore when I first jumped into 15mm Arab Israeli Wars I knew that I needed to work on changing that. I began by picking up some of Battlefronts terrain, but the line is somewhat limited. Then at the end of 2014 I found out that Crescent Root Studios was making terrain again. The 15mm Desert line is now made of mdf board assembled, textured and pre-painted. I was a little uncertain of its toughness but I went ahead and picked up the Build Set 1.

Spoiler! It was an incredible buy!

The two-story building in set 1.

Has a removable roof and second floor.

Has a cut-out tab to remove the top floor.

One small building.

Once again, all prepainted, I didn't touch anything up.

A view from the bottom, these things are solid.

The Building Set 1 contains five small and medium size buildings, three have removable roofs and one has multiple floors. As I mentioned above they are entirely pre-painted and textured, and can be purchased in three different colors, White, Sand and Salmon, I went with sand.

My main concern was with how sturdy they would be, no concern now. The buildings are dense laser cut mdf board and even have additional panels inside to reinforce the walls. They will not be coming apart. The textured paint on the outside seems sturdy and not prone to chipping. The doors are amazing, the detail on these tiny buildings is incredible!

Building Set 1 is priced at $34.00 for the five buildings and is well worth the price.

The city bases add a lot to the table.

 Perhaps the best buy I made was the series 1 Bases. These are pre-painted, brick bases that add so much to the tabletop. The bricks are laser cut into the base. When you place the buildings on them it really adds a level of detail previously missing from my gametable.

The set I bought has 8 pieces, as seen above, for $26.00. and is certainly worth it. These are large pieces and as you can see in the very first picture, these bases make a great city set up.

The last pictures are compared with Battlefronts pre-painted desert buildings. After comparing them side-by-side I went back and repainted by BF buildings to be lighter. I highly recommend checking out the Crescent Root buildings.

Also stay tuned because I have picked up Crescent Roots building set 2 and some of their city accessories that really help make you gaming table come to life!

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