Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Realm of Battle - The new Citadel Gameboard

Just the other day, our prerelease copy of the new gameboard from Games Workshop arrived at the store. Just looking at the price tag it may seem expensive, but the massive carrying bag is packed full of plastic awesomeness!

Carrying bag

Opening the bag, you can see that there is not a wasted inch. Those six modular segments are indeed 2' x 2'.


There is a pouch on the inside of the lid, to store the clips that hold the segments together. Nice touch!


Some of the segments are covered in clear plastic. Of course you get the standard "This bag is not a toy"-sticker. Those always crack me up. It's both sad and hilarious, at the same time, that some people have to be told this...

Not a toy

Here, you can clearly see the lattice that cover the underside of every segment. It makes the whole thing incredibly stable. Good thing, indeed! I've got experience of other ready made plastic gameboards, and they are all wobbly because they are completely hollow. I know a lot of people fill these with expanding foam, to make them rigid. That won't be necessary with this board, though!


Here's the sprue with the clips you use to hold the segments together. You get 32 clips, a lot more than you actually need for the whole table, so you can afford to break or loose a few. Very good!

Clips sprue

Here's a close-up of a clip holding two segments together. Putting them in place is very easy, and they work very well.

Close-up, clip

All in all, in my opinion this product is worth every penny! I'm well impressed with it, and I'm really looking forward to getting ours painted and flocked, and playing some games on it.

More pictures are available at Games Workshop's website.

Please let me know what you think of this article by leaving a comment, or you can email me at stitch [at] roll2dice [dot] com.

Also, if you're at all interested in Dark Angels Space Marines, please visit The Angel's Talon, my other blog.

Welcome to the Other Talon!

This blog, The Other Talon, is the sister site of my main blog, The Angel's Talon.

The scope of The Other Talon is the entire Warhammer 40,000 universe. Content will be added here whenever I create some that is not related to Dark Angels Space Marines. For instance, I have some ideas for articles about other Space Marine Chapters, Genestealer Cults and Space Hulk, to name but a few.

While the goal with the Angel's Talon is to publish at least a small update every month, the update frequency of the Other Talon will basically be "whenever I feel like it".

Right now, you can check out some pictures of the new Citadel Gameboard!

Please remember to check out The Angel's Talon as well!