The STEEL SQWIRE Miniatures Skirmish Package is designed to enhance your miniatures games.
Each package contains 4 wire templates to outline area of effects on the game map. Each package contains a 10' and 20' radius and 30' straight and diagonal cone templates. The templates are constructed of .092 in. steel wire and are computer-bent to exact standards.
The Miniatures Skirmish Package also contains a Line of Sight Indicator. The Line of Sight Indicator is a circular disk with a retractable string to determine Line of Sight. It also contains an adhesive backing for attaching to your miniatures.
This is an excellent product that makes it quick and easy to determine effects on a combat map but not good value for money. The cost and the line of sight indicator remove a star respectively from my rating.
You can not knock the quality or the role this product serves. Most spell/effect templates are cardboard or clear transparenacies that require your to lift up up map pieces or to guess by holding over the map. It just slips right onto the map over pieces no problem. It also supplies a wide variety of shapes for different effects which make it useful. I also have to report that the packaging of this product is a highlight as you can store the pieces in a resealable plastic insert that is punch with holes for a 3 ring binder.
My biggest concern is cost. It most certainly is very over priced. You could attempt make this yourself with time and patience - out of cloth-hanger wire. But I do have to say that Steel Sqwire does an excellent job of craftmanship and choice of colours. The colours allow multiple effects to be laid on top of one another. A good idea if you can afford it.
Also, this package comes with a line of sight indicator. This item can be purchased separately and I have reviewed the item there. Its spring loaded action is a finger wacking nightmare and it is a waste of time and should be omitted from the set to lower the cost.
If you have the cash I would recommend you get this item and to look around as retailers and online shops have these items on special. I picked up my steel set 18 months ago for 7.50USD before postage.