It turned out that this contained my buildings and other scenic bits, most specifically for 15mm ACW.
As the collection is quite large, I'll be splitting the posts about this over two or more weeks.
For the ACW games we played, most were on a table 8 x 6 feet, with a few on a larger table of 12 x 6 feet. With that amount of table to cover and the nature of the war, a lot of buildings were needed\ (and fences, bloody fences) as well as all the other paraphernalia to make the game look like the war it was meant to be.
|Rear view if above casualty figure is on 20 x 25mm base for scale|
The building in the photograph above and to the right was scratch-built from air drying clay and the two figures, a casualty and a kneeling cavalryman are 15mms.
I have a lot of dead figures as they were used to represent casualties and when sufficient were accumulated by a unit a base of figures would be removed. When dealing with battles that contained corps sized with upwards of 20 regiments on each side represented, a lot of casualties were needed!
|Another scratch-built building from clay, showing a lot of wear.|
|Close-up view (padding - Ed.)|
|Rear view (- bit obvious really).|
|Another clapboard building.|
|Side view, notice the sack at the front and barrel in the rear.|
|Side and rear view|
|Rear and chimney view|
|One of my larger clap-board buildings, again from clay|
|Side view showing wear and tear.|
|Side and rear, more wear and tear.|
|Simple log cabin made from matchsticks - it wasn't just clay that was cheap !|
|Obligatory really boring, slightly blurred picture of the featureless rear and side|
|Good card building that has survived well.|
|Rear and side view.|
|Droopy front porch roof|
|Matchstick porch roof support|
|Side and back view|
It doesn't look much, but served well in many engagements across the years.
|It shows wear from a lot of use, but mot bad for cheap thin plastic.|
|Scracth-build with missing supports|
|A great building and survived well imo|
|Side and rear view|
So this first post only shows about a third of the buildings for my ACW games, next week I'll show the various commercial buildings that I bought over several years.
That's it then for this week, one where the last week my regular hospital and clinic visits have all but drained me off energy.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, hopefully something has been of interest and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.
Having messed up with the photogfrpahs and buildings I have, I hope ammended the relevant bits; adding an omitted card building and correcting the comments on a scracth-build.