A nonwoven laid scrim includes a first carrier, an angled scrim overlying the carrier, and a second carrier overlying the angled scrim. The angled scrim includes at least one assembly of carbon fiber filaments. The nonwoven laid scrim has a main direction and a cross direction. The at least one assembly of carbon fiber filaments is oriented at an off-angle measured relative to the cross direction. The nonwoven laid scrim optionally includes a uni-directional fabric including a plurality of filaments, where the first carrier overlies the uni-directional fabric. At least two assemblies of filaments and a first cross direction yarn of the carrier also can define a multi-sided shape with at least three sides.