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Urban Fight Base
Urban Fight Bases, Round 60mm #1
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by: Mario Matijasic [ MAKI ]


Originally published on:
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Introduction:

Urban warfare is the most complex combat scenario... Tactics and operations are extremely difficult in three-dimensional urban environment with tall buildings, narrow alleys, sewage tunnels and rubble filled streets serving as ideal terrain for unconventional guerilla attacks and ambushes.

Micro Art Studio offers a line of Urban Fight Bases in several different shapes and sizes... All these urban warfare bases are created by Jan Horydowiec, produced in cooperation with Corvus Belli and designed for their wargaming universe with 28mm scale miniatures simulating combat and special operations in a futuristic environment called Infinity.

Urban Fight Bases are sold in sets which include one (for biggest diameters – 120mm and 60mm) to five (for 25mm) bases randomly picked from selected size range.


Review:

Urban Fight Base, 60mm round (B03423) comes in a plastic blister with the base additionally protected by grey polyfoam. The base is cast in grey resin as a one-piece. Upon closer inspection I found no imperfections in the resin, making the cast absolutely perfect. The details look really good and well defined. As far as I can tell, the base can accommodate two or even three figures in 28mm scale.

The base depicts a derelict street scene with lots of rubble, spent machinegun shells, sewer opening and a damaged motorcycle. The motorcycle can be identified trough Infinity website as the type Kum kirguiz troops ride to battle... An excerpt from the website states: "Kum kirguiz riders love alcohol, noisy motorcycles and beautiful women. Crossing the battlefield at top speed on their roaring motorbikes, through enemy fire, the Kum have forged a terrible reputation as intrepid and reckless bikers…or as absolute psychopaths, depending on who you ask. " Open sewer hatch and a pair of flippers implies the sewer system could have been an ideal route for getting to the motorbike crash. There is a toolbox and a small radio station near the motorcycle suggesting either someone started salvaging functional parts of the bike or wanted to set a booby trap.

As for painting the base, I added the photo from Micro Art Studio website to this review as a reference.


Conclusion:

If you are searching for a urban war base for your miniatures, look no further... Micro Art Studio has a great collection of imaginative bases you could use. Although the whole Urban Fight Base series is marketed as "designed for Infinity", the bases are suitable for any other futuristic urban miniatures as well.


SUMMARY
Highs: Perfectly cast with loads of small details.
Lows: None that I could find.
Verdict: Highly recommended for any futuristic miniature figure.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: B03423
  Suggested Retail: 4,92 €
  Related Link: Micro Art Studio
  PUBLISHED: Aug 18, 2011
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 93.37%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.26%

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About Mario Matijasic (Maki)
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