You can add any number of water Canal Tiles to your Base Urban Set, to form a canal system in your city!. You have to pre-order a Base Set before adding any more tiles and/or base sets in your order.
Canal Tiles come in 6 different designs to allow variable configurations and expansions. All three harbour designs are available in "Contemporary" (more suitable for "Modern" sets) and "Medieval" Themes. As the docks are artificial, there are none with the texture of the Rustic "dirt". However, the medieval themed canals will look fine when combined with the "Rustic" theme.
These 30cm x 30cm (1'x1') Tiles can be combined to recreate a city canal system. Canal tiles represent mostly urban "river" areas, and they enclose the water with Quays on either side. The Urban parts are raised at 4cm, and the water runs from the middle of the tile's edge, at 7cm width and 1mm height. Owners of our standard Pedion River tiles will recognise the design concept.
The "urban" sides of each tile depicts the pattern from either "Medieval" or "Modern" themes. The water portion is treated with an awesome liquid glass finish.
Since our regular urban tile's height is at 1cm, there is a 3cm height difference meant to emphasise the vertical sides of the canals. You can "join" the canal tiles with your regular tiles just by adding some of our resin stairs. However, more raised tiles and/or sloped roads (by making use of the Urban Rises & Slopes Elevation System) will produce more interesting layouts, especially if combine with road overpasses and bridges. The sixth design (canal harbour exit) allows you to let your canals meet the sea.
The 6 Canal Tile Designs you can choose from are:
Straight Canal with Stepped Quay,
Straight Canal with Road Overpass
"L" Canal Turn
"T" Canal Junction
City Canal Harbour Exit
The Road overpass will include a road like the rest of your Set. You can use our Medieval Stone or Modern Bridges to place over the Canal, which are designed to fit the "Road overpass" tile.
MAGNETISED TILE OPTION
This is not an extra tile design but an Upgrade for any of the tiles you are choosing. Tiles of all themes and designs can be enhanced, to become magnetically enabled. Very slim metal sheets are placed underneath the "city block" parts of the tiles (i.e. everywhere but the roads) and now any scenic piece with a magnetic base sticks. I find it is better you experience the effect yourselves, so we made a short demo video:
"Magnetised" tiles have slightly increased thickness by 0.3mm. Actually, it is barely noticeable next to regular tiles and it won't affect neither terrain placement nor aesthetics. If there is an issue you should consider before upgrading your tiles, it is the weight increase. Some of the tiles may double in weight.
Why upgrade your tiles this way? We already have many magnetically based terrain pieces, and we are planning a full line of magnetic accessories, including Trees with city pavement bases, City Lights (both old-fashioned and modern), Traffic lights, Flower beds, Wire Fences, Stone walls (like the ones you are getting as a gift!), Town hedges and many more. Check the Magnetised Urban Terrain Scenics for options!
FROSTGRAVE LOOK OPTION
If you play many games of Frostgrave (the excellent Skirmish game), or if you just enjoy the coolness of the Frozen City look, then this new Upgrade is for you: you can update any (or all) of the tiles in your Medieval Set to look weather-beaten from snow storms. This option is available only for Medieval themed Canal Tiles. We treat the tiles with flock and resin, so that they get a white dusting, snow drifts and frozen ice pools on the streets. Also, there will be ice chunks floating on the cold water. Please note that the Frozen City treatment is not removable - it will change the look of your medieval tiles permanently.
ROADLINES (ON ASPHALT ROADS) OPTION
You have the option of adding extra, scale-specific roadlines on your "modern" themed roads in Road Overpasses. For ease of play and less scale dependency, "modern" themed roads come only with white sidelines painted on them.
WIDER ROADS (28mm) OPTION
General Info on Pedion Urban Tiles
What this Tiles do?
- If you want beautiful and sturdy terrain for your games, which looks like a diorama but is designed for practical gaming
- If you want your terrain to fit in a Living Room cupboard and you do not have the space to store huge terrain pieces
- If you want to change the layout of your board and rearrange features to suit every battle and scenario, or even to expand it
- If you want your 6'x4' board to fit in a box and be lightweight enough to carry it to friends' houses or an afternoon in the club.
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