Here we are in June and incredibly, this is my first World Works Games (WWG) review of the year. You'd be forgiven for thinking I haven't made any card scenery this year but you'd be very wrong! My last two batreps have shown quite a few new buildings and scenery pieces that I've made since my last WWG review.
I'd like to do a review of the Mel Ebbles Folding Structures Units, which come in four different sizes but I'm holding off until they become available to buy again. Currently, they are not available for sale. For those who don't know, Mel (aka Christopher Roe) has closed down his webstore and gone to work for WWG. Once WWG get their new webstore up and running (sometime soon, apparently) a lot of Mel's back catalogue of models will become available to buy again.
For those of you who want to make a stack of TEUs and you can't be bothered to make 18 individual models, (which even I would baulk at) WWG comes to your rescue by producing the TEU stack, which dominates both photos at the back. This is a kitbash of the set reviewed above and is simply made up of four walls and a roof. You could add a floor to it but I didn't because when I'm not using it in a game I turn it upside down and use it as a box to keep the other models shown here in (plus some other WWG scenery items). It's a clever idea but my only criticism of it is the three TEU designs are repetitive. I'd like to have seen more variety of designs on it. However, this is a very minor complaint of mine and in no way is meant to denigrate a fine and worthy product.
Scenery items like these are great for populating your gaming board. The stack works best if you're game board represents a docklands, a construction site or an industrial park. The other items could be found almost anywhere and I'll certainly be using them again in my ATZ campaign. If you fancy making a lot of TEUs, I have a great idea for using them. Create a walled area to use as your players' base with the TEUs forming the perimeter of the base. They'd make for very sturdy walls that should keep any but the most massive of zombie hordes out. It's something I may do in the future because Team Vampifan doesn't have the most secure homebase at the moment.
All three sets were submitted to the WWG store as kitbashes and it is under the Urban Kitbashes part of the webstore that you'll find them. The TEU set and the Construction Dumpster set cost $2.00 each, whilst the TEU Stack costs $3.00. Excellent value for money, in my opinion, considering you can print out as many as you want once you've downloaded the relevant files.
EDIT: I've been asked to provide a size comparison photo with a figure next to one of the TEUs, so here's a shot from my last batrep, showing Team Vampifan beside the short side of the TEU stack, where the doors are.