I arrived home today to discover that my package from this Kickstarter had arrived unexpectedly. Having ripped into the package and played with the many bits and bobs I thought all of you good people out there might find it an interesting addition to their war gaming tables. It arrived incredibly quickly, so fast in fact that opening the package smelled like a campfire.
I chose the 28mm ruins set since I figured it would work best with my Ork hoard. Plus ruins are typically a safe bet in any scenario. This kit gives me four large ruins and a dozen or so smaller pieces to scatter across the board. Everything is laser cut from thick MDF board and is incredibly sturdy. When looking at these pictures nothing is glued, as I wanted to dry fit everything. You could almost get away with using the larger ruins without gluing them. The smaller ones will have to be glued however and they have far fewer contact points holding them together.
The only disappointing part of the kit was the lack of instructions. PDFs are available on the Impudent Mortal website, as are additional pieces in their store. But it would have been nice to get directions in the box. All of the smaller pieces are mix and match, but the large ruins are more specific, you could probably figure it out easily enough, but with the directions from the site it took about 15 minutes to assemble everything. And it all looks great. You get ten sets of small corner rubble, nine small ruin walls, and four large ruins. Three of those are multi level, and as an added benefit some of the cutouts were still attached so I have some bits to start building additional rubble.
Since its MDF it should take paint well as long as you put a good primer coat on first. I will probably put some additional texture on everything with some glue and sand, but just a coat of prime and paint as is should end up with some excellent looking terrain on the board. Even just the bare wood doesn’t look to bad with miniatures as this last pic shows.
This kit is not on their website yet, but I think I can recommend their products in general if the rest are up to the same level of quality. I’m eyeing some of their sci-fi and steampunk buildings myself.