While the character designs of Warhammer 40K are gritty as they are colorful, adding some scenery makes every game session feel more immersive. That is why we listed down the best Warhammer 40K scenery sets that make each battle all the more exciting. For this list, we chose Kill Team Starter Set as the best of the bunch. Read below for more details.

Best Warhammer 40K Scenery: Kill Team Starter Set

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Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team Starter Set
  • Includes 2 kill teams – Adeptus Astartes and T'au Empire – along with gameboard and scenery
  • Comprehensive rulebook includes datasheets and wargear for 16 Warhammer 40,000 factions

Kill Team Starter Set is a bit of a cheat for this category but, nonetheless, it provides a scenery that adds more worth to your purchase. This starter set includes 5 of The Fangs of Ulrich and 10 Team Starpulse units. Not only is it great rivalry game between the Space Marines and the T’au Empire, it includes a machinery scenery that portrays as a skirmish in the industrial region of a human settlement. Of course, you can use this scenery for other Start Collecting miniatures as well. They are finely crafted thanks to Citadel’s keen eye and passion.

Pros

  • Detailed design
  • Great for any battle
  • Lots of sceneries in one package

Cons

  • Limited supply
  • Expensive
  • Can only find this scenery in the Kill Team Starter Set

Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team Starter Set

Best Warhammer 40K War-torn Scenery: War World Gaming War Torn

War World Gaming War Torn City Ruined Buildings, Barricades and Rubble Set with Scenery Materials - 28mm Heroic Scale Wargaming Terrain Model Scenery Warhammer 40K Necromunda Tabletop Destroyed City
  • Full Set of 3 Ruined Multi-Storey Buildings with rubble pieces, street barricades and blockades in addition to War-Torn City Scenery Materials from the War-Torn City range by War World Gaming
  • Can provide cover for your troops, an objective marker as well as vantage points
  • Made from high quality resin (unpainted) with intricate details ideal for your 28mm/heroic scale battlefield
  • Perfect for any modern or sci-fi wargame (Warhammer, 40K, Age of Sigmar, Necromunda)
  • Kit Contains: 3 x War-Torn Buildings, 7 x Rubble Pieces 3 x Barricades, 2 x Blockades & A Range of Scenery Materials

A hard battle will leave plenty of destruction in its path. That’s why War World Gaming War Torn City is very relevant for a game like WH 40K. This scenery is full of rubble that you can place throughout the map, adding more terrain advantages and drama for your miniatures. It even includes separate bags of debris such as rocks, fake glass shards, grass patches and bullet shells. We like the added debris which makes every fight look very dramatic, no matter which factions you want to fight with and against.

Pros

  • Cool designs
  • Includes bags of miniature debris
  • Finely detailed

Cons

  • Hard to clean up after
  • Prone to getting lost
  • No large building

War World Gaming War Torn City Ruined Buildings, Barricades and Rubble Set with Scenery Materials - 28mm Heroic Scale Wargaming Terrain Model Scenery Warhammer 40K Necromunda Tabletop Destroyed City

Best Warhammer 40K Trench Warfare: War World Gaming World at War Full Trench System Battlefield Set

War World Gaming World at War Full Trench System Battlefield Set – 28mm WW1 Tabletop Wargame Terrain Scenery Western Front Battlefield Warfare Military Diorama
  • FULL SET - Full Trench System Battlefield Set by War World Gaming
  • RESIN & MDF - Made from high quality resin (supplied unpainted) and 2mm laser-cut MDF
  • TRENCH SYSTEM - Part of our World at War Trench System
  • SCALE 20mm – 28mm WARGAMES - Ideal for any 20mm – 28mm WW1 Western Front military wargame or diorama including Bolt Action, Flames of War and even Warhammer 40k etc.
  • SET CONTAINS: a range of straight and corner trench sections, an heavy gun and firing trench positions, MDF flooring set, and a large selection of scatter terrain including bomb craters, grenade crates and barbed wire defensive positions

War World Gaming is known for their flexibility in providing various battlefield sceneries from epic fantasy wars to iconic historical warfare. One such set is the Full Trench System. While it may be based on WWI, it is also suitable and lore-friendly for Warhammer 40K, especially if it is going to be a fight between Space Marines and the Orks. The trench system makes a very cool twist to the game, adding a variety of elevations into every battle. It also includes barbwires, tank stoppers, a full bunker and destroyed trees.

Pros

  • Large scenery
  • Atmospheric
  • Finely detailed

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Can lose the smaller pieces
  • Hard to clean up after
War World Gaming World at War Full Trench System Battlefield Set – 28mm WW1 Tabletop Wargame Terrain Scenery Western Front Battlefield Warfare Military Diorama

Alternative Warhammer 40k Scenery

War World Gaming Industry of War 3 x Toxic Waste Cess Pits – 28mm Wargaming Terrain Model Diorama Scenery Sci-Fi Battle Tabletop Warfare Destroyed Wargame
  • Sci-fi resin terrain pieces for 20mm-28mm battleboards by War World Gaming
  • Perfect for Warhammer, 40k, Shadow War, Necromunda or any Sci-Fi/Modern 28mm Wargame
  • Produced from high quality resin and supplied unpainted
  • Complements the Industry of War multi-storey industrial gaming environment
  • Designed and produced in the UK
War World Gaming Industry of War Pre-Painted Large Refinery Complex – 28mm Sci-Fi Wargaming Terrain Model Diorama Scenery Battle Tabletop Warfare Destroyed Wargame RPG
  • Pre-Painted Large Refinery Complex by War World Gaming
  • Structures are produced from high quality laser-cut 3mm MDF and supplied pre-painted
  • One of the towers have stackable add-ons to add height to your battleboard
  • Complements the Industry of War multi-storey industrial gaming environment
  • Perfect for Warhammer, 40k, Shadow War, Necromunda, or any Sci-Fi/Modern 28mm Wargame

What I Would Buy

The best Warhammer 40k scenery set should be friendly to the lore while adding a whole dimension of immersion to every game. And if you cannot make up your mind yet, the Kill Team Starter Set includes not just a scenery but also units of Space Marines and Tau Empire too. The other two scenery sets are good too: War Torn City has a great industrial aftermath while Full Trench System is more suited for the Space Marines vs Orcs skirmishes.

FAQs

Do I need to buy sceneries for my miniatures?

It is not necessary to buy these sceneries but it always helps in adding more immersion and drama to your games.

Why are sceneries expensive?

Sceneries are expensive because of the materials used and the hours put into the details of each scenery.

Will sceneries give an army a tactical advantage?

That depends on your own game rules but yes, some sceneries include tactical advantages especially for elevated areas.

Where can I buy sceneries?

You can buy the sceneries from either Amazon or through specialty hobby shops.

Are sceneries already painted?

Yes, most of them are already painted just as you buy them but you may also get to pick ones that are unpainted yet.