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Warspite102 Feb 2023 6:24 a.m. PST

UK retailer Wilkinson (Wilko brand) are selling 32mm high plastic tetrahedrons as a DIY painting aid. If you have something painted and sticky just place it on four of these and let the paint dry:

YouTube link

However, I see a WW2 concrete tetrahedron anti-tank defence of a type used on the D-Day beaches, etc. The US army recently recovered one back to the US and is restoring it for a museum. Grey concrete over rusty iron rebar. Very handy for 28mm Bolt Action.

For Warhammer 40K/Age of Sigmar, etc, these also function as a great piece of scenery. Same function, they can stop a Space Marine or Ork tank from getting through. Also, at 32mm high, they provide great pieces of cover for foot troops.
A few would make great scatter terrain in 40K or any similar futuristic battle.

Price? £2.50 GBP for 4.

If you live outside the UK check other retailers for similar product.

Barry

Warspite102 Feb 2023 10:05 a.m. PST

About an hour after putting this four minute short on to YouTube I walked into my local Warhammer shop (Norfolk Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK) and put them on the table. Before I could say anything they all said 'anti-tank defences' so clearly we are all seeing the same thing with these things.

Small safety tip don't leave these on the bedroom floor!
I once trod on an electric plug in the bedroom and nearly crippled myself. I guarantee these tetrahedrons will hurt all the more. They are true plastic caltrops.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caltrop

Barry

Mister Tibbles02 Feb 2023 5:29 p.m. PST

These look great! Plus, they are scale agnostic. Many uses. I love 'found' scenery.

"Small safety tip don't leave these on the bedroom floor! "

This and D4s. Little *bleeping* caltrops!

Covert Walrus02 Feb 2023 11:45 p.m. PST

Hmmm . . . I can see a lot more uses for these as well.

Yes, I'm a 6mm SF gamer, why do you ask?

emckinney03 Feb 2023 12:38 a.m. PST

"I can see a lot more uses for these as well."

Like deterring burglars in the middle of the night?

Warspite103 Feb 2023 7:09 a.m. PST

Thank you all. The feed-back is always welcome, either positive or negative.

@ Mister Tibbles:
Yes they are scale agnostic and yes I have trodden barefoot on a D4, almost as bad as Lego.

@ Covert Walrus:
The only limit is your imagination.

@ emckinney:
Barefoot burglars, yes.
Burglars in boots need the baseball bat solution!

Barry

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