The soldiers fit perfectly in the trench. I like that they can fire over the top of the trench line. I like that they can also stand behind the mound of the trench and fire forward too. The trench is nice and wide so the figures can move around without their stands being too large.
The rear of the trench has a nice sandbag part. I think it fits the dip in the back of the trench so that the sandbags could be removed and made into an opening so they can bring in supplies without having to climb over the trench top.
This trench model provides good cover to the troops. This trench will work well from about the American Civil War until Tuesday of next week. It is a good trench, and being resin is nice and heavy. I don't like vacuform terrain because one tiny bump and all the figures fall over. The Caesar WWI Germans are a great set and I highly recommend them.