Tony over at Defiance Games sent me some of their brand-spanking-new linear obstacle terrain. How new? They came stuffed in a manilla envelope, rolled up inside of a Priority Mail box. They don't even have packaging yet! These sic-fi barriers are going to mesh well into ANY 28-ish mm sci-fi game. 40K, Infinity, Necromunda, Warzone, and of course Defiance Games' own new game called Alien War.
When I saw the photos online, I didn't see how they were going to stand up on their own without some kind of cross-piece. But they are plenty wide enough to stand up, despite their deceptively slender profile, and even survive some table bumpage.
They are made out of plastic, and the plastic is way closer to a GW model (especially an older GW model) than it is that weird stuff that Privateer Press uses. Mold lines scraped away easily with a sharp X-Acto blade, and as they are one piece there is no assembly required!
They are going to package 15 of these barriers in a single box for under 30 bucks. Less than $2 apiece sounds pretty good to me. They measure 3 1/8" long, so that is 46 7/8" of barrier. They stand 1" high, which is perfect. Especially in Infinity - it will provide cover, and you won't have to Climb to get over it.
Defiance Games also has some slick Cargo Containers. If you've been scouring Ebay for those AT-43 containers to use as terrain, these certainly fit the bill. There are options to have double-doors at both ends, a normal end cap, or turn it around to make it a refrigerated unit. And the doors are pegged, so if you don't glue them you can open and close the container.
I got both crates built and all 15 barriers scraped clean of mold lines in under an hour. I even had time left over to get one painted - and they just arrived in my mailbox after work today! Sweet!