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Modern Roads Expansion
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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I would like some of this stuff for Modern/Pulp games in cityscapes or in the boonies, but at these prices, I will have to make my own roads, in order to affordably cover a larger playing area. Nice to get a look at and review of some commercial options, however.

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

I can always use more roads, so I decided to take a look at Battlefront's road expansion set:

Modern Roads Expansion

Once again, after you open the shrinkwrap, after you slide off the cardboard packaging, after you take off the top piece of foam packing…

Modern Roads Expansion

…you get to the road sections. The two curved 8/20cm road sections are on top, separated by plastic packaging, apparently because they have a tendency to stick together (one of my samples was stuck to the plastic packaging!). Also in this set are straight 6"/15cm road sections, two 6"/15cm T-intersections, and one 6"/15cm crossroads.

Modern Roads Expansion

These pieces are, of course, similar to those in the Modern Roads set we already looked at. They are darker than the box pictures indicate.

Modern Roads Expansion

The T-intersections easily allow you to add side roads.

Modern Roads Expansion

However, once you start adding the expansion roads, you'll find that you either have to overlap road pieces (as above) or you'll need to cut up your own smaller road sections (3" looks like it would be a good size) to cover the gaps.

Modern Roads Expansion

Here, for instance, I've used one of the new curve pieces and a T-intersection to make a fork in the road. However, I now need more, small road pieces to extend the road all the way to the table edge. Also, note that some of the new road sections are thicker than the other sections.