Zen Terrain – Small company with big ideas
Today I’m bringing you some information about yet another great company located in Poland that is producing Infinity terrain. Bear with me, as they really could be bringing neat quality to your gaming tables.
I had the pleasure of cooperating with Zen Terrain during my last major event, Warsaw Open. Want to know more?
Zen kindly provided some prizes for the participants. They have also furnished a table with their own terrain. I was given some terrain that I asked for beforehand to review.
Like many manufacturers, Zen Terrain uses MDF to execute their designs. When talking about designs it is worth mentioning that they are very complex compared to the competition. It probably comes from the fact that the guy behind the company – Krzysztof Leszczyński graduated in Architecture at the Gdańsk Technical University. They are modular and stackable, meaning that multiples of certain buildings can be used to bulid more complex constructions.
The company provides regular buildings, among them dice towers, civilian and military installations, as well as scatter terrain such as benches, boxes, vehicles or streetlights. I was provided one of each type of their product to check out myself.
The items I got were the “Fast Food” booth and a HAB unit. For a newbie building constructor such as myself, the amount of pieces was a little daunting. Thankfully, each set comes with a detailed instruction, so following it I was able to build the terrain without any problems. Compared to other manufacturers, I was surprised to learn that I did in fact need glue to assemble the pieces, my experience so far didn’t tell me that it was a necessary element of a building assembly session.
The buildings seem to be made with a couple general rules in mind. Firstly, they are futuristic looking, more so than any other terrain I have seen. The inspiration seems to come from titles such as “Blade Runner” or “Ghost in the Shell”, titles which most Infinity gamers should be familiar with. Secondly, they are made to be part of the game – so they are made to obstruct line of sight and have cover elements in them, so that your troopers will be able to find some shelter from enemy fire.
The company, being located in Poland, has very affordable prices for those of you living in more affluent countries. As of writing this post, the HAB unit I got was being sold for 35 PLN, which is around 12 USD. The Fast Food booth was 24 PLN, which is around 9 USD.
Here’s their website, where you can find information about their exact items, prices and shipping rates: http://www.zenterrain.com/
If you’re interested in seeing their latest designs, such as the schematics for buildings I have used in this post, Krzysztof shares them on their Facebook feed: https://www.facebook.com/zenterrain
Zen Terrain are not yet Corvus Belli partners, but it is definitely worth keeping an eye on them.