Wargaming Shop Review
A look at some new terrain - Wargaming Shop Review
I’ve got a terrain review for you today. I’ll be looking at ruins, a bunker and an altar from the Wargaming Shop on Etsy. The short of it is, they’re awesome! Onto our Wargaming Shop Review…
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Ordering is easy via the website and via the app. The Wargaming Shop’s photos are high quality and plentiful. So you know exactly what you’re getting.
They are also very upfront about their process – because they also do minis, not just terrain. But its very clear how this is going to work (see below) plus there is more info in the listing of the products about the process. Such as:
- We can stick to Codex colours, or work with ANY other paint scheme you would like.
- We give tabletop standards every. single. time.
- We’ll keep you updated on the progress throughout.
- We will send you photos of your models before shipping to make sure you are 100% happy.
Delivery and Packaging
My items came well wrapped in bubble wrap and in a sturdy cardboard box marked as FRAGILE. You can’t ask for more than that really, other than a Valkyrie escort.
Nick, from the Wargaming Shop, happened to have my items in stock when I ordered them. So they arrived quickly, in just two days. If they’re not already built, their standard turn around time is 2-3 weeks. Which is not unreasonable given the quality of terrain supplied. And if you’re very busy like me it’s a lot quicker than making your own!
If your items are being built then photos will be supplied once they’re completed. So you know exactly what you’re getting.
Etsy has chat/conversations. No need to email and wait. Strike up a conversation on Etsy and chat away. Very handy. Nick was always responsive, always getting back to me within 24 hours.
These things are sturdy. The glued MDF buildings are solid and the base seems to be made from hard-board or similar wood material. If you dropped one base down, it’d be fine. If you dropped one upside down onto the MDF you’d get a snapped pillar or window frame. That cannot be avoided – MDF is not 40K Plastcrete. But as you can see from my little demo video below – they are robust. I find these little videos the best way of showing how a product feels in your hands. Is it soft, hard, heavy, light, etc.
The photos of the terrain speak for themselves, but I am really happy with these pieces from The Wargaming Shop. They all feel like they go together and fit within the same battlefield. What makes that more impressive is that 3 of the ruins were ordered many months after the first ruin arrived. Maybe they were done in the same batch, but it was great that they all matched still even after such a long time.
Side note; Wargaming Shop uses Citadel paints. So if you need to make your own to match or touch up a piece after an accidental drop – you can easily get your hands on the paints. And I’m sure they’d be happy to help in such a situation.
Summary – Wargaming Shop Review
Go get some terrain from Wargaming Shop on Etsy!
It was used in this Ynnari vs Astra Militarum game and I am sure it will be used a lot more too in the near future!
In summary, these are great pieces of terrain. Well built and realistic on your tabletop battlefield. I’m a happy customer! And I will be back I’m sure!