Acheson Creations is a company I have not dealt with before, but they had a 20% off sale that ran through November 18th, that happened to be announced when I realized I needed some more items for my next siege game. They are located in not too far away Rochester, NY, which meant US shipping; Yay!
These are the items I was really after - 4 gabion sections, each about 2.5 inches long. That's just right for a Gun emplacement for my troops! The base price is only $1 each - 80 cents each on sale. Wow!
That meant the 20 sections above cost a whopping $16 altogether. A real bargain, IMHO!
While I was at it, I got 4 corner sections, because, well, you never know when you'll need them! these were just $1 each also (80 cents on sale) . All the items are cast in an odorless firm grey resin. As you can see, some are light grey and others dark grey.
I needed to spend more to get "free" shipping... fortunately, they have quite a variety of items available.
This quite nice and quite large bridge had me in mind of crossing the Danube before Wagram, or the Beresina...
Stacks of barrels; useful as scatter terrain, or to indicate supply depots, etc.
Likewise for some stacks of crates!
Some Egyptian style columns...
Suitable for the great temple of Amun-Re at Karnak, perhaps?
I have been slowly accumulating items for a "Darkest Africa" kind of setting.
Thus these huts were a natural addition. I also have the latest edition of The Sword and the Flame on pre-order, in part motivated by the abuse Larry Brom's daughters suffered at the hands of an unethical customer. It's about time I owned a copy of these classic rules anyway! They just funded a successful Kickstarter with a lot of cool items for an African Exploration setting, so imagine those products will be added to the site in 2020.
I lost little time applying some spay paint I had around already from my various mat creations.
Some dry brushing and a wash, and this should be ready to use soon!
Likewise for the crates and barrels!
Back to the Gabions! I tried staining some with dark brown, but decided it didn't add much if anything, so the rest I just dry brushed Delta CC "Mellow Yellow" (also known as "Old Parchment" over the medium, brown base coat. Looks pretty good already. A few more colors, etc, and the whole set will be ready for the next Vauban's Wars siege game in 2 weeks!