These were perchased primarily for use in games of Infinity. But I'm sure they'd work just as well in 40k or any modern warfare setting based game. They are simply put Jersey type barriers, and act as linear terrain... I'm going to struggle to make these sound interesting, but genuinely they've been really useful.
You get 8 of these resin K-Rail barriers in a pack. There dimensions are pretty straight forward, they are 4" in length, just over half an inch wide and three quarters of an inch tall. Don't worry too much there will be photographs with Larry the Ultramarine to give you a sense of scale. They are cast in a pretty firm resin that, for mine at least, were a lovely shade of blue.
|What you get in a pack|
Usefulness 9 out of 10
If you've ever played Infinity you'll know that genuinely, scatter terrain like this is a Godsend. You can 'scatter' it about the place to break up open ground and to give your troops a bit of protection as they advance, and also give them the opportunity to fire back with ARO's too when you get the chance. This means that these sorts of terrain pieces can make gamers more willing to venture forth in Infinity and stops games bogging down too much. So they're a bit of a game changer, if you'll excuse my piss poor attempt at humour. That's it really, I don't think there's anymore to say!
|Larry modelling the latest in K-Rail Barrier protection.|
Character 6 out of 10
They are basically a big, long, low lying wall. With curved sides, I mustn't forget the curved sides. There are a few indentations on either side too, but... you know what? They're plain and that's kind of the point. They are not meant to be festooned with skulls and circuit boards, or whatever else you can think of. They're K-Rail barriers. That means they're meant to be bland and functional looking, and they are. You can make them as charaterful as you like with your paint job. All that's left to do now is decide whether you go for read and white or yellow and black stripes... or maybe you'll go all urban and paint them up to look like concrete with graffiti. Ar you getting excited yet? I swear I felt my heart beat as I typed that. Could've been indigestion though...
|Come on what do you expect? Skulls?|
Detail 4 out of 10
Erm... OK... what do you expect? They do their job and that's all that matters. They do have two circle thingy indents on both sides towards the top of each long side, and two rectangular indents below those circular indents on the long side as well. I hear its the latest fad in K-Rail design chic. There are also two cut aways at ground level on the long sides. Did I mention that the sides are curved? I did... bugger! Perhaps if it had some skulls on it.
|Look it's Larry with his K-rail barrier again. He loves it.|
Quality 8.5 out of 10
They are produced from simple pour in moulds from what I can tell, and as such they don't have a flat bottom as the resin has left a concave dip where it has shrunk during the drying process. However, on the 8 barriers I have found a grand total of 5 really teeny tiny, minute air bubbles, which honestly is really quite good if you ask me. The resin is a nice quality and is firm enough to put up with daily use on a gaming board. I'd have no problem recommending these to firends as hardy gaming scenery for a club to use say. The irony is that I managed to pick the worst one for air bubbles for the pictures in this review, just typical, but even so it looks fine to me.
Service 9 out of 10
I ordered these along with an absolute boat load of other scenery pieces from Antenocitis Workshop. So yeah, be prepared to be hit with a flurry of resin building scernery bling! It came in double quick time and was exceedingly well packaged so that there was no chance any harm could come to my precious order. I appreciate that.
Price 9.5 out of 10
These cost £4.99 for 8 K-Rails. That's roughly 50p for a single rail, and is in my humble opinion well worth it. I'm sure I'll eventually be going back and buying a few more packs of these when I have the money, and time to paint them up. Still not decided between red and white or yellow and black... or that left field option of concrete though... perhaps I'll put a poll up and get you all to vote. Would that make them exciting do you think?
|Look it's a moody profile shot... oh who am I kidding. I can't make them exciting, but they are good.|
Overall 8 out of 10
OK so this isn't the best, most exciting or essential product in the world, and I'm not too sure even I can get hot under the collar about K-Rails, or barriers of this type. Even I as a wargames geek would find that tough to do, and yeah I really tried to, but it turns out not even I'm that geeky. I've tried getting worked up about them, so I can explain to you how awesome they actually are when gaming, but the best thing I can say about them is that they don't offend my eyes, are really well constructed and do their job really well. The prices is very good and I'm happy with them. That's it really. Peace out!
Please remember I'm not around at the moment to respond to any questions or points you might have. So could I ask you to be patient and bear with me, I'll get round to it eventually I'm sure. Thanks!