Mantic: Terrain Battlezones are BACK

Battlezones are back! Now under the TerrainCrate banner, these hard plastic have been redesigned to be better than ever.

The main focus is to provide prospective builders with a theme for their scenery, based around a ruined factory or security outpost, for example. However, this does not stop you from creating your own buildings using the new configurations; taking advantage of the modular scenery.

There are 4 new sets available, which you can see below, with many more on the way soon! These are perfect for any Sci-Fi Wargame or Skirmish game, including Warpath and Deadzone!

Industrial Accessories – full of various pipes, conveyor belts, and heavy machinery, this set is perfect to add industrial themed scatter terrain to your tabletop. You could even use these in contemporary settings without issue!

Forgotten Foundry – representing a ruined industrial building, this set can be used to create one decent sized collapsed structure or several smaller pieces of cover. It even includes some of the conveyors and pipes from the accessories set – perfect for a skirmish sized board.

Gang Warzone – everyone knows that you can’t have a good gang war without gantries and walkways! This set includes loads of these, plus barricades, scatter terrain, and enough parts to build towers to hold everything up. This would be great for your Deadzone Strike Teams to fight over.

Ruined City – with enough terrain for a wargaming table, this set is full of ruined and intact building components, plus extra scatter terrain to be used as cover in your games. You could use this to fully cover a Deadzone board, or to create several buildings for a Warpath board, including both ruined and intact structures.

These new sets are available to pre-order now from the Mantic Website!

~What will you be building with yours?

  • Severius_Tolluck

    Awesome sets for Necromunda! muahaha, I think of course, this was planned accordingly..

  • Rainthezangoose

    Remember when Mantic was cheap?

    • Severius_Tolluck

      First taste is free…. But seriously this is how all these companies start really.

      • ZeeLobby

        Well, and I think they realize they offer something different than the GW terrain, so there’s less reasons to reduce the price. I don’t see them necessarily competing for the same game system/table.

        • Severius_Tolluck

          True, but we know they for a long time targeted the WH40k community as a cheaper alternative for many products. They have been adapting and going their own way though, which is good. Hopefully they will continue to improve their products and make things I actually find appealing, which they only recently started to do.

    • Xodis

      Remember when *insert other model game here* was free? lol.

      Even Warmahordes, the supposed answer to all of GWs rising prices is far from cheap anymore.

      • Rainthezangoose

        That ruined city is a joke at £100, GW offer a similar sized set in the Imperial sector, which is frankly beautiful and £30 cheaper. I have some of the mantic terrain from the original deadzone and its not bad but I paid 25% of the cost of these set for it and these look to be similar quality.

        • Xodis

          Actually the Imperial Sector is only about $11 US cheaper. Both terrain sets are useful but seem to be fundamentally different as well.
          GW goes up and is better for LoS breaks for larger models, while the Ruined City seems to be best for infantry battles with raised sniper posts. Apple and Oranges I’m afraid with that comparison.

          Edit: My bad, fell for GWs normal lets screw up the monetary system. £30 cheaper is correct.

          • Rainthezangoose

            I do appreciate your point, but I think they’re a-lot more similar then you think, four key structures a piece, and the GW one having multiple levels to them with walkways and “sniper posts”. I mean the only difference is that they are not all interconnected on the imperial sector set. But if your going to produce a similar sized set, of a less quality product you really wouldn’t expect to see it being more expensive.

            Its crazy how expensive Mantic stuff is across all its range now. Shame really.

          • Xodis

            Im not defending their prices at all, I agree its pretty costly, Im not sure its less quality though (unless that is pre painted cardboard then WTF?), seems like some amazing details there.

          • zeno666

            Also, Mantic doesn’t have silly skulls all over their terrain…

          • Xodis

            Thats actually a setback for me. Skulls are awesome.

          • zeno666

            Then GW’s stuff is for you 🙂

          • ZeeLobby

            LoL. Yeah. I’d take any of this actual sci-fi terrain over half of GW’s ridiculous stuff. That’s all personal preference of course, but still.

          • In this case, it’s actually the monetary system’s fault, GW’s US cost of operations didn’t magically drop by 20% when brexit tanked the pound lol

          • Xodis

            Fair enough lol

        • ZeeLobby

          I love the imperial sector, and have the equivalent of several, but it’s really not that great 3D terrain. It’s good walls for 40K, but doesn’t really offer enough levels for other systems. I’m glad the mantic option is there, and am willing to pay the price to have both. I think they realize that too. Unless GW is the only company allowed to make more money?

          • zeno666

            GW is the only one allowed to be overpriced 😉

  • Bernard Jackson II

    $150 for a table full of terrain is about average in today’s market. I hope they actually put the largest bundle in distribution, because 20% off makes that bundle pretty attractive.

    • ZeeLobby

      I’ve definitely seen the smaller kits at online re-sellers before.

    • Griffin

      None of those sets are close to a full tables worth….

  • Iconoc1ast
    • zeno666

      Oh my!

    • ZeeLobby

      That’s pretty awesome. I’m not a massive fan of MDF, but it’s a decent price. I’ve definitely seen MDF that’s been painted where it’s less obvious, but I’ve seen a lot which looks the equivalent to cardboard as well.

      • zeno666

        I’m no fan of MDF either.
        But I recently stumbled upon this stuff. Printed MDF.
        Very clever IMHO.

        https://museonstore.com/collections/infinity/products/strompost-alpha-complete-table-set-preprinted-terrain

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah. Now that stuff is awesome. Just wish it was a little cheaper, haha.

      • Iconoc1ast

        I hear that. These guys have some fairly decent stuff in the pipeline though and i feel it is a great budget alternative until i can justify the sector mechanicus stuff.

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah. No worries. If you paint it right it looks amazing as well. Sometimes people just don’t put the effort in. I’ve noticed that it often needs multiple coats, etc.