Taking in the scene

While I’m a big fan of Dwarven Forge‘s Master Maze sets for dungeon delving scenarios, and still have to budget for the new Fantasy Floors set, my outdoor and city terrain is somewhat limited. Sure, I’d love to load up on Miniatures Building Authority, but I’d like to keep my real house at the same time. So I’m looking into the latest releases from MicroTactix, the Ruins at Riverside Farm sets.

So far all I’ve had a chance to do is peruse the three sets and print out certain buildings, but I like what I’m seeing. The multi-section barn looks simple enough to put together, and if I can manage to get it looking even remotely like the example picture, I’ll be psyched. The chapel ruins look amazing, even just on the uncut printout. The faded paintings and broken floor capture the feel of the building’s faded glory. Then there’s the stone bridge, and well, I’m a sucker for bridges to use in my games, so I’ll be putting that one together real soon.

I’m not sure I’ll be using the trees, as I’m getting used to using model trees from the local hobby railroad store. The rocks in the set seem out of place, neither complex enough nor good looking, so I won’t be using those (I’ll just grab some rocks, thanks). But overall, the sets have some great stuff. I hope I don’t mangle them when I put them together. I’ll let you know.