Welcome to today’s review in which we are assembling a great terrain kit from Angry Badger, a company who design and sell their own range of laser cut MDF wargaming terrain and accessories. We’re looking at one of their larger kits, the Barricade Kit – Full Set, which consists of a large battlefield fortification including two guard towers and a landing pad. We think this terrain set is perfect for 28mm sci-fi wargames like Warhammer 40k.
We ordered the Barricade Kit – Full Set, from the Angry Badger online store where it is priced at $34.95 (£23.43). The package that arrived was well packed and we were amazed at how many pieces of laser cut MDF you get for the price, this is obviously going to make a lot of terrain! The picture below shows the package contents along with a 28mm Warhammer 40k Space Marine miniature for scale.
Here you can see we pulled a few random pieces out of the kit, just to show you how varied and detailed these pieces are. The Barricade Kit – Full Set comes with 10x 4 inch walls with a choice of 9 straight walkways & 2 corner walkways, plus 1 entrance wall, 2 guard towers, 1 staircase, and 1 landing pad.
After watching the instruction video Angry Badger have created for their barricade kits, we collected the pieces to build one of the wall sections.
And here you can see some of the completed walls, they are very sturdy and have good laser cut & etched details, we chose to assemble this entire kit using wood glue, although Angry Badger suggest the best adhesive for laser cut MDF is Super/Crazy glue. You can see more of Angry Badger’s tips for working with MDF over on their blog.
The corner walls are assembled in exactly the same way but use the corner walkways rather than straight ones. All of these wall sections are 4 inches tall and wide, and about an inch deep.
The entrance wall is similar in design and comes with an opening to to attach heavy looking doors.
Below you can see the staircase that comes with this kit. It is assembled from lots of individual stairs glued in a spiral pattern around a wooden rod. Its base is a little over 3 inches in diameter to making it very stable to place your miniatures on.
One of the great things about the the Full Set, over the Basic Set is that it comes with a large landing pad for your vehicles. Once assembled this lading pad is around 9 inches square with the ramps sticking out a little further. As you can see it easily copes with a Storm Talon from Warhammer 40k, and looks like it could handle much larger flyers too.
Last but not least are the guard towers, we really like these and wonder if it would be possible for Angry Badger to sell these separately in future as we can imagine quite a few games where these would look great scattered across the table. These Guard towers are 5.5 inches tall and have a 2.5 inch square footprint. We love the laser cut details on these, including the ladders.
So what happens when you combine all these pieces together? Well, this is the suggested setup which we replicated from the Angry Badger web site. Once its all set up this is an absolutely huge amount of great looking, durable terrain for the price. Ignoring the landing pad, this fortification is 26 inches wide and 11 inches deep, so it makes a really impressive addition to the battlefield.
Here you can see our fortification occupied with 28mm Warhammer 40k Space Marines, and a Storm Talon flyer, for scale. We can’t wait to use this in our games of 40k.
We also took some photos from the other side of the wall to see what your opponents will be facing. This looks like a very solid fortification to us!
Of course, you’re not limited to the setup above, you can arrange and rearrange these walls, towers, and other pieces into any design that you like. Here is another layout we quickly put together, just to show this kits versatility.
We had great fun assembling this barricade kit, and its plain to see that you get a lot of terrain for your money. Painting this would most likely be an easy job, it would look great with a simple coat of grey or silver paint all over to make it look like its either made from concrete or metal. This is a very flexible kit due to its modular design, you can create many different layouts by simply rearranging the parts, and you could easily expand this by adding another barricade set to build a full on fortress (We’re very tempted to do this!), plus it’s modular nature also means its easy to store. We very much like the styling this kit, each MDF part has plenty of laser cut and/or etched detail, and as you can imagine with MDF, the parts are very durable.
We think this kit is going to see a lot of use in our games, we can’t wait to try to capture and/or defend it with our armies! If you’d like to see this kit and others available from Angry Badger, head over to www.angrybadgeronline.com.