Review: 28mm Sandbags by 6 Squared Studios
|Two straight sandbag pieces and two corners gives over a foot of terrain. This doesn’t even include the curve piece that I also bought.|
I know Pegasus Hobbies also makes sandbag barricades at an affordable price, but it has been years since I have last seen that product in my local retail stores. Unlike Pegasus Hobbies, the barricades by 6 Squared Studios do not come pre-painted. That said, it took me under an hour to paint all 5 of my barricades (not counting drying time).
|These models come unpainted. I had to do some minor clean up along the bottom of the piece, but other than that, they were perfect out of the bag.|
|To prime them, I painted them with two coats of black paint.|
|I used craft store paints to paint this piece. To start, I dry-brushed on two coats of a Latte colour.|
|The corner piece after two coats of Latte.|
|This is how the wall looks completed. I bought this piece for $3.49 Canadian and it took under an hour’s worth of work to paint all 5 terrain pieces. I am very happy with how my Sandbags look, especially at that price point.|
|This is one of the straight pieces. I took the picture from a higher angle so one can see the top of the model.|
The only criticism that I have of these products are that the curve and corner pieces are a little long. For those trying to fill out a table quickly, that is a bonus. Some people in my gaming circles like having their fortifications to perfectly fit a 60mm base. For those people, this corner piece will be too large. For me, I am after good looking products to quickly fill my table, so this set is perfect for me. The larger size also gives some interesting ideas for play as you can fit items that may be too large for other companies’ products behind the wall.
|This wall can fit a 60mm and 25mm base side by side.|
|In fact, an entire tank front can be hidden behind this wall.|
|View of the curve piece from behind.|
|All 5 of the sandbag fortifications that I bought strung together in a line. Looks like a great way to fill out a World War Two table to me. It would also make a great “Defense Line” for a popular sci-fi game out there and the guys from 6 Squared Studio even managed to place them into their Frostgrave game that they hosted at Over the Top.|
Now I will showcase this product with some models in the mix. These products are generic enough that they can really fit into just about any genre. There are no decorative pieces that distinguish them as belonging to a certain time or period. They fit in perfectly with WW2 and would also fit in well with a certain sci-fi game out there. For a fantasy game, the bags are generic enough that they could be described as stacked bags of grain making an impromptu fortification rather than as sandbags. I really think that 6 Squared Studios has a good product here that is worth sharing and buying into.
|Some Chaos Cultists charging a British defensive line. I am thinking of using these models as Fanatical Germans if I get into Konflikt ’47.|
|A close up of a figure running in front of the tank. Could be a very bad day for that raider.|
|As another example of the value that the company brings to the table, I bought these 25-25mm round bases from them for $3.49.|
|Just a close up one of the bases from the bag. These bases work great for me.|