Are card cut-out buildings from 1993 still cool?

2016-06-17 Khaiell

2nd edition Warhammer 40k box set came with a large set of "2-D" ruined buildings that resembled theatrical decoration more than model dioramas. I pulled some out of the basement for a photoshoot to see if they are viable on the tabletop almost a quarter of a century later...

Picture described below
Space Marines storm a ruined city
Bloodletters of Khorne approached their ultimate prizeDaemons lurking on the 2nd floorChaos Helbrute stepping out of ruinsCloseup of a Bloodcrasher of Khorne and a ruined buildingBronze Gryphons' Last Stand

See for yourself if this esthetic is what suits your taste.

What is interesting to notice is that they are very convenient as game pieces: take very little storage space and can cover a lot of table property with a very interesting labyrinth of firing lanes and travel obstacles.

They are more sturdy than I expected. Cardboard "corners" are not wobbly and easily support metal models on their second floors.

In the future I may look into the subject how to create cut-out buildings from scratch.

See the pictures as separate pages: Space Marines storm a ruined city * Bloodletters of Khorne approached their ultimate prize * Daemons lurking on the 2nd floor * Chaos Helbrute stepping out of ruins * Closeup of a Bloodcrasher of Khorne and a ruined building * …more

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