During WW2 a network of trenches and ringstands could form a complex and effective defensive line. Trenches were used as firing positions or to connect between shelters, gun-emplacements, tobruks and observation posts within a strong point.
During WW1 several trenches were run in parallel. From the frontline trench to the support trench and behind that the reserve trench. Troops would rotate out from the frontline and spend time in reserve. Communication trenches ran at approximately right angles to these trenches to connect up the whole system. Initially during WW1, warfare was mobile but as each side prepared defensive positions to protect their flanks, fighting became more static. As each side constructed their trenches they extended further and further to the sides. However, once these systems extended as far as the Alps and the English Channel, fighting became static. This stalemate did not begin to break until the invention of the tank by British forces.
These trenches are also particularly suitable for Warhammer 40k.
Many of these terrain models are also suitable for 1/48 scale model dioramas.
You will have noticed that there is nearly everything you need on this website to keep out a seaborne invasion such as operation Overlord. However, not everything is as formiddible as it seems. The allies have been busy too! The AVRE (Armoured Vehicl…
These all metal cast terrain pieces represent metal anti-tank obstacles used in WWII by the Germans to protect the Atlantik Wall, orads, fields of fire, bunkers etc... Quite often they would be fixed into concrete blocks below the surface o…
These 8 pieces of resin terrain represent tree stumps, taller broken off trees and a single fallen tree. There are 5 smaller tree stumps, 2 taller broken trees and one tree that has been uprooted or blown over, exposing its roots. They all have …
These 2 pieces of resin terrain represent 'duck' boards made from wooden pallets. The first model is a series of three 'duck' boards palced together with part of a mesh fence on one palet and a …
|Mock Barbed Wire|
To complete your wargames terrain we provide this packet of mock barbed wire at 5m length. As it has no 'barbs' it is safe to use as scenery on your wargames terrain and it will look effective either coiled up at about 25mm to 28mm&…
|Fascine stick bundle|
The fascine, a bundle of small sticks with rigid large diameter pipes in the middle is available as a separate wargames terrain model. The fascine was used as a method of crossing ditches or for specialised vehicles such as the Churchill AR…
This wargames terrain combination deal comprises 15 models and saves 10% off the price of buying individual models. This wargames terrain combined trench set is also suitable for 'near future' scenarios as well as Warhammer 40k and has …
This particular type of emplacement would be situated to support a defensive fortification. The mortar would be zeroed-in on a designated area of the defensive perimeter and, in the event of attack, would be ready to drop high explosive shells into a…
|Gun emplacment 50mm kwk|
The gun is included as a three part resin assembly. The gun itself has a cast-in metal barrel to give your wargames terrain duability as well as being practical. This wargames terrain gun and concrete gun emplacement model is of a type OB600 open po…
|Sandbag emplacement/machine gun nest|
This ring of double stacked sandbags wargames terrain is designed for anti-tank and artillery field guns and as a machine gun position. As a machine gun nest this sandbag defence can accommodate 3 wargames figures on standard 25mm bases, for exa…
|Trench concrete reinforced firing position|
Dimensions The trench concrete reinforced firing position terrain model is approximately 110mm wide by 42mm high (average) by 94mm front to back, including scenery embankment. The internal dimensions of the trench are 33mm deep and 32mm wide on av…
Description The offset terrain model represents a bend in the trench which was used to protect the defenders should the enemy capture part of the trench; they could not just shoot straight down along from their point of incursion but would have to f…
|Trench ‘T’ junction|
Dimensions The trench ‘T’ junction terrain model is approximately 98mm wide by 42mm high (average) by 113mm front to back, including embankment. The internal dimensions of the trench are 33mm deep and 32mm wide on average, and will pro…
|Trench Straight Section|
Dimensions This straight trench section is approximately 96mm wide by 42mm high (average) by 112mm front to back, including terrain embankment. The internal dimensions of the trench are 33mm deep and 32mm wide on average, and will provide sufficient…
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