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Large Rocky Hill Sandstone Review

Large rocky hill sandstone review

Large Rocky Hill – Sandstone at 14″ (36cm) x 8″ (21cm) x 2″ (5cm) is a little longer than the Extra Large Rocky Hill – Sandstone but is narrower and a bit more rocky.

This is a nicely made solid piece of typical desert terrain. I’m not quite sure what the construction material is but it gives it a very solid appearance with crisp edges to the sculpting and a reasonable weight so it won’t slide about on your table top battlefield. It sits on a piece of black felt meaning if you are playing on your dining table you won’t scratch it! I had one small issue in that one of the thin edges of my copy broke off a small bit in transit. I was able to glue this back successfully with UHU.

It looks great and the painting is spot on. Sandstone is a sedimentary rock and as such it is formed in flat layers on the sea bed. Whilst these layers can get pushed up and distorted through subsequent earth upheavals there should always be a discernible strata like effect to its appearance. I was a railway modeller for many years and I was often disappointed on otherwise impeccable layouts seeing stony hills that were just grey or brown blobs with no proper structure. That is not the case here as we have clear strata.

The flatness, of course, has the additional benefit that you can site figures, guns and even vehicles on it. The picture shows some German SdKfw 251 half-tracks lying in wait (or hiding from) some British Valentine tanks all from the Battlefront Miniatures range and not included with the Hill.

In terms of setting the scene for a battle it is versatile and immediately provides some cover and elevation for ranged weapons. It works particularly well with its’ companion piece the Extra Large Rocky Hill – Sandstone and can together set a backdrop of a range of low hills.

This is a quality piece of terrain. Recommended.