Terrain is an important part of any wargaming experience. It helps set the scene and the tone of the game. A single encounter might take place in the forest, on the bayou, in the sewers, in a city, or any other of a myriad number of places.
In Malifaux, terrain is particularly important to help keep your characters safe from your opponent's spells and guns. No miniature collection is complete without some terrain to help fill in the world itself.