Have you ever heard of a little company called XOLK? This North American Company makes fantastic MDF terrain and the goal of today’s post is to introduce you to them.Personally, I love XOLK. Aside from the Graveyard set, I own their entire Old Europe collection. I use that terrain for Frostgrave, Bolt Action and a whole host of other Historical and Fantasy based games.
XOLK manufactures terrain in 8mm (great for Titanicus), 15mm (great for Flames of War), and 28mm (great for a wide variety of games). For most of this post, I will focus on the 28mm terrain. The images in this post will come from a mix between Must Contain Minis (MCM) and XOLK. I will indicate with each picture where it is from so you can learn more about the product if you wish.
For those into Sci-Fi games, scroll right on down to Urban War Zone and read from there on. XOLK has some really nice kits available to you was well. As a heads up, some of the models are included in more than one collection. While I talk about lines and collections, all of the models are sold individually. Now, let’s take a look at XOLK’s 28mm buildings.
Price-wise, XOLK is very affordable. One thing to keep in mind while searching the site is that the prices are in Canadian Dollars.
The Old Europe Collection is the one that I own most of the kits from. I am missing just one from the complete set. What I like about this collection of kits is that they can be used for so many different settings. I use mine for Frostgrave, Bolt Action, and Blood and Plunder. I also have no issues using them for a large range of other historical and fantasy based games.
On top of the items outlined above, the Old Europe collection also features one more 15th Century House as well as a Church /Graveyard set that you will see in XOLK’s other lines.
Urban War Zone
The 28mm Urban War Zone by XOLK is high on my wish list. This sharp looking set includes accessible interiors and buildings that would work well in games from WW2 all the way up to 40K.
There are more buildings in the collection than the two I showed above. All are in various states of ruin and I could imagine having a lot of fun on this table for 40K or, in my case, Bolt Action. If you are so inclined, there is even a bundle deal to get a table full of this terrain.
Industrial & Sci-Fi
XOLK’s Industrial collection includes the buildings above along with a number of catwalks and containers that would be great for Infinity and other games like Necromunda. Xolk’s Sci-Fi line adds in more catwalk system platforms and terrain that would be right at home in 40K.
The Dark Future collection features Gothic style buildings that one would use for a number of Sci-Fi games. Below is a sample ruin set from the line.
Of course, you can’t have a Gothic collection without a graveyard. This kit is also part of the Old Europe line too.
Role Playing Games
Now XOLK claims that their 3D Dungeon Collection is for RPGs, but I could see using them for all sorts of Skirmish and Dungeon Crawler Games, including Frostgrave.
Other 28mm products
Outside of the lines above, XOLK has now gotten into making warmachines too. They have designed their first two for use with Warlords of Erehwon and other games.
Speaking of Warlords of Erehwon, XOLK also produces token/marker sets for that new rule set by Warlord Games. XOLK also sells gaming bases.
While my focus is on 28mm terrain, XOLK also produces terrain for 15mm and 8mm gaming. Their 15mm sets are ideal for Flames of War and other games set in Europe. Below is a sample of their game.
Below is a sample of their 8mm collection. This scale is good for games like Titanicus.
Finally, XOLK makes painting accessories in addition to terrain. This includes paint racks, counters and even movement trays. My favorite of these products is the mini painting station. Before my fully decked out desk from HobbyZone, my mini painting station received a lot of use.
Wrapping it up…
Hopefully you enjoyed this look at the products by XOLK. On top of the ones showcased in this article, they have many other items worth looking at in their online store. Price is what attracted me to this company to start. The prices are absolutely fantastic. I was lucky in that I was able to buy my first purchases from a Friendly Local Gaming Store, so I did not have to pay shipping. That said, I am told that their rates are reasonable.
Finally, in the interest of full disclosure, I received a number of their products from XOLK for Review and Convention Gaming Support.
Thanks for reading and until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!
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