Today we’re building the Level 1 and 2 Walkway kits from Systema Gaming in a continuation of our look at the Base-0 range of sci-fi tabletop terrain. We’ve previously built the HQ Unit and Habitat Units 1 and 2 from this range, so check out those reviews first if you’ve not seen them. These raised walkways are designed to be used with other Base-o structures to create a multilevel battlefield for games like Warhammer 40k, Necromunda, and Infinity.
Here you can see the Level 1 Walkway kit we ordered, it’s priced at €16 (around $17.50) and consists of 3 sheets of MDF which have laser-cut parts in them ready to be released. Each of the sheets is about the size of a piece of A4 paper and around 3mm thick.
As with the rest of the kits in the Base-0 range, each of the sheets is labelled in the corner for easy identification. The first 2 sheets (C1 and C2) contain a lot of the platforms stair sections, while C3 contains mostly the pillars that will keep these walkways stable.
Its a simple job to release the parts from the MDF sprues, you just use a hobby/craft knife to cut the tiny tabs that are holding the parts in place. Here’s what we ended up with after releasing the parts from all 3 sheets.
Taking a closer look at a few of the parts in this set you can see we have platforms for the walkways and stairs, supports to hold them up in the air, and railings. We’ve seen the short railings in other kits from this range, but the longer ones are new to us in this set. This is one of those parts that particularly benefits from being made of MDF as it could be quite fragile if made of resin or plastic, but is quite durable as MDF.
Following the assembly guides on the Systema Gaming site we put together the kit as shown here. We’ve now got 5 modular parts we can use with our existing terrain.
2 of the 5 modular parts are these sets of stairs. They are nice and sturdy, and have deep platforms so that miniatures like these Warhammer 40k Space Marines can easily be placed on them without fear of tumbling to their doom.
We’ve also got 2 short level 1 walkways which line up with top of the stairs we’ve just looked at.
Lastly we have single a longer level 1 walkway.
Just as with the buildings in the Base-0 range, these walkways and stairs are modular so that you can arrange them in several different layouts. Here is one way they could be set up, although of course you really want to combine these with buildings allowing you to reach the upper levels.
For scale, here is the assembled Level 1 Walkway kit with a few 28mm Warhammer 40k Space Marines, its a good size for these and so should also work well for similarly scaled games like infinity and Necromunda.
The second walkway kit we picked up is a Level 2 Walkway and is priced at €20 (around $22) from Systema Gaming. This one comes with 4 sheets of laser-cut MDF parts and combined with the Level 1 Walkway will allow use to build some really interesting multi-level battlefields.
As before the MDF sheets are labelled in each corner and contain all the parts for this kit.
Removing all the parts from the MDF sheets was an easy job with a craft knife, and here’s what we ended up with:
Picking out a few of the parts you can see that there are some tall structural elements to support the walkways and stairs, plus some platforms and railings.
On assembling the Level 2 Walkway kit, we end up with 5 modular terrain pieces which can be combined with the Level 1 Walkway and with other kits in the Base -0 range.
The stairways here are twice as high as the Level 1 versions and do not reach the ground, so you need a Level 1 kit or a building to connect to.
We have another 2 very tall walkway platforms.
Plus a third longer platform which completes the set.
Using the Level 2 Walkway kit alone, you can create terrain pieces like the one below.
When you combine the Level 1 and Level 2 Walkway kits is when they become most useful, here’s one of the many possibly layouts. Combine this with a few buildings and you’ve got some very interesting terrain to fight over.
We’re looking forward to combining the walkway kits with the HQ Unit and Habitat Units 1 and 2 we previously assembled from the Base-0 range. This should allow us to get some great looking multi-level battlefields going on which is especially good for skirmish games like Necromunda and Infinity. The kits are straightforward to assemble and the finished pieces feel quite durable. We’ve got one more kit from the Base-0 range to build so watch out for our next review! If you’d like to see what else Systema Gaming have on offer, head over to www.systemagaming.com