|Waiting for a bus, or having a cigarette... you decide!|
I know. Two reviews in one day, I'm spoiling you all again. This time it's for the street canopy with lighting from the Sarissa Precisions System ∞ range. Earlier on today I reviewed the Street Lighting Set, and while in the case of those they were basically eye candy or incidental clutter, that can not be said of the Street Canopy. No Sir! These have their uses...
Well It's a bus shelter, come outdoor cigarette smoking shelter thingy. If you live in the UK or Ireland I'm sure you've seen these sorts of thing spring up outside your local pub as the smoking ban kicks in. Very bizarre. Any way this is Sarissa Precisions futuristic take on these structures. It comes in 6 HDF laser cut pieces, 2 side stanchions, 2 roof sections, 1 base and 1 low level street lamp. There are also 2 laser cut acrylic discs to represent street lights. As with the street light set Sarissa didn't send me the standard clear acrtlic with blue tint for these but this funky orange... yes funky orange is a colour now because I say it is! Don't you argue with me. :P
Usefulness 9 out of 10
Now I'm sure some of you are looking at that score and thinking, 'it's a bloody bus shelter has Frontline Gamer gone mad?', well yes I have gone mad. But, that happened years ago and I'm surprised it has taken you this long to notice! However I'm not bonkers when it comes the this Street Canopy with Lighting thingy. So let me explain! Snipers, they're the bane of pretty much any Infinity board I've played on. Give them a high enough location to dominate and you'll have real difficulty defending against concerted attacks down certain lanes of fire. You don't however for balance of play want to create a hard point for a guy at street level with a HMG now do you? No what you want to do is have something that leaves the HMG character exposed at street level but out of LoS of that Sniper. What you need is a Street Canopy with lighting! Bam! Genius! Chuck a couple of these in choice locations on your board and those high vantage points are no longer a arse achingly painful to deal with.
Character 7 out of 10
Its not really much to look at I'll grant you. It is however in keeping with the rest of the range and as such fits in really quite well with it. You could add your own bus shelter bench to it I guess though.
Detail 6.5 our of 10
Again as its such a bog standard piece of terrain, I'm not really sure how it could have been 'jazzed' up again. I guess we'll all have to do our own 'jazzing' with our paint jobs. Just remember that this isn't a full on building and therefore that's reflective of the score as well.
|Its a Street Canopy with Lights... or a nice tactical piece of scenery!|
It all fits together nicely and is well cut. As always I had no problems whatsoever with this piece of terrain, just like all the other pieces I've had.
I was asked just via a PM whether I feel lucky to have had all of this awesome stuff sent to me for free to review? My answer is yes I do. Obviously when you get stuff for free it's like the worlds most awesome service ever, but sadly all you pleb... sorry mere mortals have to pay for this awesome stuff. I haven't had experience of such 'human' trivialities, so I can't comment on them. I will however say yet again that Sarissa Precision offer free worldwide shipping on orders over £30. What are you waiting for?
Price 8 out of 10
Only 5 of your earth 'pounds' you say for such a useful piece of terrain? Yep I think it could well be worth investing in a few of these if you want to add some height to your board just to cut down on some of the Line of Sight they provide.
Overall 8.5 out of 10
Again this is a difficult piece of terrain to score. Obviously its not as detail or characterful as the Warehouse but it's not meant to be. For starters it's a damn site smaller and cheaper. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the detail and character scores aren't as high as some of the buildings simply because of what the Street Canopy is. I wouldn't let that put you off getting a couple though, because strategically placed around your boards they'll have a big impact on your games of Infinity. Peace out!