Friday, 18 January 2013

Tabletop Art - 28mm Gabion Scenery

From Wikipedia -
A gabion (from Italian gabbione meaning "big cage"; from Italian gabbia and Latin cavea meaning "cage") is a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, road building, and military applications. In a military context, earth- or sand-filled gabions are used to protect artillery crews from enemy fire.

When Tabletop Art told me to see what I liked on thier website, something caught my eye for Dystopian Legions games. Gabion scenery.
I instantly imagined a section of Britannian Linesmen forming up behind a Gabion wall while the artillery is placed into position.
Below I will take a closer look at a couple of items from the range.

Gabion Gun Emplacement - 28mm Scale
The Gabion Emplacement comes in a quite large box. But it fills it! The front has several painted pics from several angles so you know exactly what it looks like.
The Emplacement was also totally wrapped in bubble wrap so there could be no damage at all.

I will show the 'Doctor' next to these pieces so you get an idea of size. He is a 28mm model on a 30mm base.
The thing that suprised me with this is the fact that it was all in one piece already! No building or anything which is unsuual for such a large resin terrain piece.
The detail is fantastic! Covered in different textures all over from broken wood planks to dirt and stone piles.
I honestly couldnt find a single fault with it either. No mould lines, bubbles, vents or anything similar that needed cleaning up.
A birds eye view lets you see how big the Emplacement really is. Not only is it wide at the front, its almost twice as long. The planking gives you more than enough space for an artillery piece and crew to fire it.
The rough ground texture and the very low profile edges mean that it will blend into almost any board seemlessly.
I dont think I can get across just how great this looks!

Price - In the Tabletop Art Store it is an entire E9.50 or roughly £7.50.
For a highly detailed resin terrain piece of that size that doesnt need any work you just cant go wrong with £7.50!
Overall - If you can't tell, I love it! The quality is superb and the price is even better!

10 out of 10 Badger Points!!!!!!

Next we have the second item in the range-

Gabion Rampart - 28mm scale
The Gabion Rampart comes in a larger blister style pack. The front shows the Rampart from the front and back painted.
When removed fromt he pack I seen this was also a single part terrain piece. The Doc again shows the scale.
Even though it is more of an obstruction than a useable scenery piece, it is still quite large.
Again there is NO clean up needed. No mould lines, bubbles or any imperfections.

The Rampart is very highly detailed. The Gabion wood shows several different depths and it even has 2 Gabions broken open spilling the contents. The mix of textures should make it a great piece to paint up using different techniques. The ground is low profile and generic to fit in with almost any gaming table out there.
I just cant fault it at all.

Price - The Tabletop Art store lists the Rampart as E7.50 or roughly £6.
Althought it isnt 'quite' as good a deal as the Emplacement, it is still a wonderful price for a resin terrain piece or that quality and size.
Overall - Very impressed with the Rampart. It looks amazing and takes no effort to fix up.

9 out of 10 Badger Points

This is an awesome range and I highly recommend checking it out!

More Tabletop Art goodies in a few days

Hendybadger awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!


  1. Replies
    1. They really are. Could be used in several different games.

  2. Nice acquisition. The pieces look good and they haven't even been painted yet!

    1. They will paint up really nicely. The detail is fantastic on them

  3. Nice pieces and they painted box top images look good.


  4. With the amount of detail on them, I think that sor of paint job will be easy enough to do


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