Time to build some Dark City 30 terrain! Dark City 30 is a range of laser-cut flat pack terrain suitable for 25-28mm tabletop wargames and skirmish games such as Warhammer 40k or the Batman Miniatures Game. This is a newly designed range from Multiverse Gaming and from the preview photos we’ve seen, this is going to be some great beautiful terrain for our games.
Multiverse Gaming have kindly sent us one of their Corner Apartment Building kits, along with a set of their Gargoyles for review. Here you can see the laser-cut sprues for the Corner Apartment Building a kit that is priced at 31.99 Euro (around $36) and can be assembled into a building with 3 floors.
Here you can see the 4 thicker MDF sheets included in this kit, plus a single thinner board with the detail parts. All of these contain laser-cut parts which can be removed from these sheets by cutting little tabs with a hobby knife. The sheets we received were all very accurately cut which meant all of the parts very easy to remove from the sprue.
Once you’ve removed the parts from all of the sheets, here’s what you end up with. Some larger parts which will become the floors and walls, some details to make the doors and windows, plus edging for the walls. The exterior of the walls is engraved with brickwork and there are tiny little details to add to the top of each window.
The instructions for each of the Dark City 30 kits is available for download from the Multiverse Gaming website, they’re nice and clear as you can see form the sample below.
Lets build this thing! We started off by assembling the bottom floor as per the instructions, it all went together easily using PVA glue and is very sturdy once assembled. The walls and floor are topped off with locking pieces so there is no danger of this coming apart, and the exterior is finished off with some edging for the corners and details in and at the top of the windows.
To finish off the bottom floor, we’ve got a set of double doors for the front and a larger door towards the rear. The doors are free-standing and can easily be positioned open or closed, or totally removed/blown off!
With the bottom floor complete, we assembled the next floor which stacks securely on top of the bottom floor. Each floor is basically the same except the upper floors replace the doors with windows.
And another floor! With our 3 floors assembled the last part of this kit is the roof, which again fits nicely on top of the stack.
What a beautiful building, we love the style and detailing. The final measurements are H: 223mm, W: 123mm, D: 123mm so this is an impressively sized piece for any war/skirmish game.
Here you can see the Corner Apartment Building along with a 28mm miniature for scale. This Warhammer 40k Imperial Guardsman from games workshop shows that this building will work extremely well in 25-28mm war and skirmish games. The mini fits nicely through the doorways and can fire upon his enemies from the windows and rooftop. There’s plenty of space inside each floor of this building to fit several models.
Now we’ve completed the Corner Apartment Building, lets put together the second kit, the Dark City 30 Gargoyles. These come on a single wooden sheet priced at 6.99 Euro (around $8) which lets you build 4 gargoyles.
After removing all of the parts from the wooden sprue with a craft knife, here’s what we’re left with, a few shapes which are roughly recognisable as eagle-like heads, plus several smaller parts.
Once again there are some great quality instructions available for download from the Multiverse Gaming website to help you assemble these.
It’s a very simple job to assemble these and based on the simplicity of the parts, these eagle-head gargoyles are surprisingly good looking once built. In addition to games like Batman, this eagle-head design is perfect for Warhammer 40k.
Here’s a single gargoyle along with a Warhammer 40k Imperial Guardsman for scale, as you can see the gargoyle is not small and will make a noticeable addition to any building you attach it to. the dimensions of each gargoyle are H: 27 L: 58 W: 30mm.
Here we’ve attached one of the gargoyles to the Corner Apartment Building from earlier, adding further style to this good looking building. You could add these to any structure with a 90 degree corner.
These gargoyles are not just for looks though, they make a great additional platform for use in your games. If you play the Batman miniatures game, we can just imagine the Dark Knight swooping down from a platform like this!
The Corner Apartment Building is a beautiful model and is designed in a way that makes it very useful in game with its moveable doors, stackable floors, and large internal spaces. We’re big fans of the styling and details, this would fit right into the Batman Miniatures game but also work well in many other wargaming and skirmish game systems. The gargoyles are a nice addition to building from the Dark City 30 range, but can also be used on other ranges to tie them into the theme of your gaming table. This seems like a great start for Dark City 30, we look forward to seeing what else Multiverse Gaming come up with.