Today, I'm taking a look at Battlefront's Rural Roads set, from the Battlefield in a Box range.
This is a heavy package, about 15" by 8", a thin cardboard box over styrofoam padding.
Slicing the tape apart means that the piece of styrofoam can be removed…
…and there sit the roads, in their styrofoam cocoon.
There are six road sections, individually wrapped, plus a small ziploc bag of flocking material.
The top of each piece is fully painted, while the bottom is black.
According to the box, each set contains six unique roads pieces: four straights (3" x 12"), and two slight curves (3" x 13"). Having compared several boxes, I can say that you always get six unique road pieces, but that the pieces vary from box to box.
The box doesn't say what these roads are made out of – something stiff but flexible. They are about ¼" thick.
These roads are, of course, sold for use with Flames of War and meant for use in WWII gaming. The tread marks on the roads mean you wouldn't want to use them for any earlier periods. You could use them for modern or sci-fi gaming, if the tread sizes don't bother you (most modern vehicles have larger treads). The tread marks also make these roads specific for 15mm scale.
One thing which the box does not adequately explain is that the roads do not come as pictured on the front of the box – they are not flocked. (They are shown unflocked on the back of the box.) They supply the flock in case you want to flock the road edges yourself. I'm not sure if the little bag is enough to flock all the road edges, but I haven't tried it, so maybe it is.
If you're feeling ambitious, you could get out some tan paint and cover up the factory drybrushing on the road ends so that it's not so obvious where pieces butt together.
All in all, these seem like sturdy road pieces to add to your terrain assortment.