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Battle Systems™ Urban Apocalypse Terrain

A project in Birmingham, UK by Battle Systems Ltd

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Post Apocalypse terrain for 28 - 32mm tabletop games. This is pre-punched card that is easy to assemble with no painting required.
Backers: 1151
Average Pledge Per Backer: £162

Funded: £186,395 of £21,000
Dates: Sep 18th -> Oct 18th (31 days)
Project By: Battle Systems Ltd
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The final traditional Add-on... and a little extra one...

October 18th - via:
What a great campaign totally overwhelmed by the love for our Urban genre :o) Just like our last KS we are adding the base pledge from out last Kickstarter. The Dungeon. So if you missed the Dungeon Kickstarter and don't mind waiting until July to... (Read More)

Peeps have got to eat...

October 18th - via:
Totally the hardest day for the KS and now with less than 6 hours to go it's time to reveal the new add-on. I started work on the design as soon as it made it onto the wish list, but only really started fleshing it out with all the textures a couple... (Read More)

The Suburbs are unlocked :)

October 18th - via:
Well, that was a nice surprise to wake up to not one but two unlocks :) SG24 - FREE stuff is now yours :)  The Suburbs are now open, here's what to expect: We've also decided to release the extra walls at the same time so you can top up your wall-y... (Read More)

The Shanty Buildings are unlocked!!!

October 17th - via:
Yes indeed, we just hit £150K, a solid number and it unlocked the Shanty Buildings. These are designed to increase the size of any of your shanty builds or simply add more shanty goodness to your city. The smaller (Pack #1) is perfect for a simple... (Read More)

Suburban prices you will not need a mortgage for :o)

October 17th - via:
Well, it's taken me all morning and afternoon, but I've finally worked out the tooling for the suburban goodness :o) We can offer the houses in two packs: Suburban House - Single Storey A single story house with (as always) full access to the inside.... (Read More)

Shanty Add-ons and Suburbia coming :o)

October 17th - via:
Well it's time to support the Shanty Town a little with a couple of add-ons to boost your sets. Here we have the Shanty Town packs. The Shanty Packs will be unlocked at £150k Expand your Shanty or Just have a taste :o) These packs were actually... (Read More)

Barricade your homes, the Apocalypse is coming!!!

October 16th - via:
You can attack me in the city and even hunt me out into the wastelands of the Shanty Town, but don't even think about storming my own home!!! Suburban Streets, it's where you live :o) Barricade your homes, the apocalypse is coming!!! That's right, we... (Read More)

Summing up the KS so far...

October 16th - via:
Stretch goal 21 unlocked - FREE settee, chair, bed and ladder, don't eat them all at once :) Stretch Goal 22 is more FREE stuff - Desk, Table, wardrobe and TV. SG22 unlocks at £146K. THE STORY SO FAR... Just as we go into the last 48 hours let's... (Read More)


October 15th - via:
Well done if you guessed the Turbine :) The Turbine is phenomenally popular and was much sought after from our Sci-fi Kickstarter. We actually underestimated how many we'd need and they sold out instantly and the few we had left were snaffled up in... (Read More)

Stretch Goal hit and Shanty Town vid :)

October 14th - via:
First off, thank you for hitting a new Stretch Goal! The Shipping Container is now available as an add-on :) Next Stretch goal is more FREE stuff which will be followed by even more FREE stuff or an Add-on depending on time (by the way my always... (Read More)


October 14th - via:
Hi, guys, we've decided to add something that our previous backers have been begging for... the SCI-FI GAME MAT :) The Sci-Fi Game Mat is available NOW, no stretch goal required! The Sci-fi terrain had 9 handy dandy game tiles which everyone was... (Read More)

Shanty City

October 12th - via:
Stretch Goal 19 is now yours to own! Shelving, Canopy, TV and Mailbox, nowt to complain about there :) Stretch Goal 20 is the fabulous Container with matching crates and adorned with a side order of pallets topped with a mahogany (coloured)... (Read More)

Shanty Town blog

October 12th - via:
Hi, guys, some new pics of the Shanty Town over on our blog: Derelict cities with a bit more Post Apoc chic :) We're hoping to attract a load of sci-fi gamers so if you're into Infinity or... (Read More)

New add-on :)

October 12th - via:
Latest Stretch Goal broken at 129K :) Even more stuff for FREE, a fire escape and ladder for your shimmying needs, a half canopy for a bit of free running and the vending machine for a quick drink when you need a rest from all that running about ;)... (Read More)

Pledges and stuff

October 11th - via:
Hi, guys, I thought i'd write an update about pledges, the Shanty Town and our BackerKit pledge manager. Rather than throw big lumps of text at you I thought i'd write a Q & A of questions we've been asked recently.  PLEDGES Q. I'd like a Shanty... (Read More)

Shanty Madness...

October 10th - via:
Not too shabby, that's two SG's in one day and its all thanks to you guys, thanks so much and so glad you like the new add-on to the family. Speaking of which the Shanty Town seems to be very popular and we have not even shown you how it can work... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 16 unlocked :)

October 10th - via:
First of, thank you everyone for your support of the Shanty Town. It's so big it could be a Kickstarter in it's own right but we wanted to strike while the iron's hot. If you've not seen it yet there's an exclusive interview on Beasts of War... (Read More)

The Shanty Town!!!

October 10th - via:
Well, if you've not already seen it on Beasts of War, then its your first viewing now :o) The Shanty town is a brand new item that is so big it actually gets it's own pledge! That means that peeps that are new to our KS can simply come in and pledge... (Read More)

The City Block, the BLANK and Beasts of War...

October 9th - via:
So, right now I'm sitting in the airport departure lounge waiting for a flight from Ireland back to Birmingham. I've just spent the day with Warren, Lloyd, Justin and John (thanks for the lifts, John) and we have shot a little video that goes live as... (Read More)

Mixed Scatter Items

October 8th - via:
Hi guys, I just thought i'd show you the next add-on for Stretch Goal 17 which is Add-on L - Mixed Scatter Items. This is a single sheet add-on that packs a lot of variety. We have air-conditioning, manhole covers, dumpsters, office chairs, planks... (Read More)

Stretch Goal unlocked and add-ons around the corner.

October 6th - via:
Stretch Goal 15 unlocked! Get comfortable on your settee in front of the telly, and don't forget those handy shelves and stairs, all FREE of course :) Watch your broken TV on your broken couch with the wind whistling through the ruined walls. It's... (Read More)

Using your Urban terrain In-game

October 6th - via:
Hi, guys, here's a vid of Colin explaining how to use the terrain for games with zoning, using cover and multi-levels and using the items in unusual ways :) . Cheers :) Wayne and Colin.  (Read More)

Mini update: Urban Apocalypse going strong!

October 6th - via:
Hi, guys, I know i'm preaching to the converted but here's a link to the latest blog: We're halfway through the Urban Apocalypse Kickstarter now and it's going great.... (Read More)

Art Deco theme unlocked :)

October 5th - via:
Stretch Goal 14 unlocked! The Art Deco themed add-ons are now available to buy :) We've had a very favourable response to our latest add-on and it's now available in big or little bite sized chunks. Bite away! The more eagle eyed will note we've... (Read More)

Game day... the backers test our terrain!

October 4th - via:
On Saturday morning two backers arrived at Battle Systems towers to give the urban terrain a thorough test... and have a jolly nice game too :o) At 10:10am Jason (Ninja) Jardine and Kevin (Hypno-Cat) Yarroll arrived ready for the 11am start, so of... (Read More)

Blazing your way to Art Deco goodness...

October 3rd - via:
Stretch Goal 13 unlocked, the FREE barriers are on us! Seriously, they're really useful, and make great street clutter :)  Let's just take moment to reflect on what you've now unlocked as FREE stuff: That is not a stingy amount of FREE stuff :)... (Read More)

There's a theme to this update...

October 2nd - via:
It's been very busy behind the scenes at Battle Systems Towers, to say that we have been flat out on the next add-ons would be a major understatement. In fact we've been busy on a few add-ons, some we are revealing now and others later in the... (Read More)

Mini update - more sneak peeks

October 1st - via:
Hi, guys, just another mini update. For those wondering what our next add-on will be I can reveal that it will actually be four separate add-ons, all within the same theme. This is to give you a bit more flexibility - you can either buy the full-on... (Read More)

Thats about the scale of it... Mini Update

September 28th - via:
Another day of steady progress and we are very busy indeed getting ready for some new Stretch Goals. The Fire Station is unlocked and you've been adding loads of them, it's certainly very popular just like the Police Precinct and the general... (Read More)


September 27th - via:
You're making it happen, well done :o) So far we are having an amazing campaign. We have already produced and unlocked lots of FREE stuff and also the Police and Fire Station. We are only just over a week into the 30 day stretch and to have unlocked... (Read More)

Latest blog up :)

September 26th - via:
Hi, guys, just a quick update to point to our latest blog which is a summary of our Urban KS progress so far :) Cheers :) Wayne and Colin.  (Read More)

Ladders, that's what we need...

September 25th - via:
Well you've got them. They were asked for a lot on our last two Kickstarters and we never got around to making them, so these should go down a treat. They will also work for our Sci-fi range and I guess the Dungeon too :o) Its not just Aluminium... (Read More)

See it in action...

September 24th - via:
As you know we spend a lot of time game testing our terrain, yep, its a hard job and someone has to do it. We thought we could show you one of the games we played so you can see how the terrain actually performs in-game. We're going to put a video... (Read More)

"Help! My cat is stuck up a tree!"...

September 23rd - via:
There has been much guessing on the comments as to what the next Add-on will be and now its time to show you. THE FIRE STATION... It's got to be safe in there, right? This is an expansion pack with Walls and textures that fit in well with your City... (Read More)

666 backers!

September 23rd - via:
Wow, 666 backers and £90K at the same time :) You now have more Half Walls and Struts. Great for cover and adding new ways to build your terrain, which we will get to in a later update :o) Stretch Goal 9 - Unlocked and FREE! It's free, just keep it... (Read More)

Mini update - sneak peek of new add-on.

September 23rd - via:
Hey guys, just a mini update to show you the latest Stretch Goal and a sneak peek of the one after. . Stretch Goal 10 is more FREE stuff including a new item, the Aluminium Ladder. The ladder can be used inside and outside of buildings, ideal for a... (Read More)

The Fast and the Furious...

September 22nd - via:
That was an eventful night. We hit our SG and are already clocking it towards the next one. Looks like some direct traffic from some forums and other social media so keep on sharing our campaign it's totally working. :o) The Ginger Claw is cramping... (Read More)

Stretch Goals and Textures...

September 21st - via:
Everyone now gets the contents of Stretch Goal 7 added to every City Block :o) That means that so far we've added 21 items to your pledge for FREE, and we are just getting warmed up. Have we given you any Walls yet? Oh we have, well here are some... (Read More)

Video update - Game mat, Mini scales and ruined walls...

September 20th - via:
Well, its our first video update of the campaign and this deals with some burning questions on game mats. Also we talk about ruins and what scale minis work with our terrain.  Grab some popcorn, (other snacks are available) and take a seat, it's... (Read More)

Police Precinct Unlocked and available in our Add-ons

September 20th - via:
Yep, we have already unlocked our first brand new Add-on, the Police Precinct. It's now available in our add-ons which is cool because it means that we are starting to develop new tools and brand new content that really adds to the City Block's look,... (Read More)

Makeshift Barrier is yours...

September 19th - via:
... and also the Apartment Wall, Apartment Doorway and Door, all now free with every City Block you take. So... what can you do with that Makeshift Barrier... It uses the plastic clips to connect it together so it can connect to itself, but also to... (Read More)

So what's up next...

September 19th - via:
Morning, (well it is here). While we slept we knocked another Stretch Goal over (SG3) at 50K and are already sailing towards the next one at 60K which has more cool stuff and the Makeshift Barrier. Lets show you what we have lined up for SG5...... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals in just over Two Hours...

September 18th - via:
Well, we are doing well. Thanks again, clearly you have been sharing our campaign and we have already hit our second Stretch Goal. SG 2 Unlocked :o) - FREE stuff for every City Block The Billboard was originally planned to be released a little later... (Read More)


September 18th - via:
Totally amazing, we take a much smaller genre and you knock it out of the park by funding us in 23 minutes. What have we got planned... Stretch Goals Well lots of SG's of course and add-ons planned, mostly based on what you guys have been asking for... (Read More)

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