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WillieB Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 2:47 a.m. PST

Since I can't find a complete set of buildings for this period I have made an agreement with a well- known manufacturer of wargame buildings, to commission a series of houses suitable for the Indian Mutiny of 1857.
The intention is to have him build a series of 5-7 rural North Indian houses (mostly thatched roofs)some with small courtyards and /or gardens, followed by a set of more urban housing (flat, open roofs) The bigger items in the series will be a Colonial bungalow with porch/balcony ( partly tiled and thatched roof) a colonial mansion and two military barracks (tiled and thatched) based on those at Meerut. Now, before all this can happen I need as many illustrations as possible to give him good guidelines. So if any of you know of good illustrations of the above mentioned items either on-line or in print, please let me know. All buildings will be made in a lightweight material and will come fully painted. To give you an idea of this manufacturer's' work take a look here. link
As you can see he already has a series of Oriental houses and the new ones will be in a similar style, although possibly some will be done in a more reddish colour if that would be indicated.

Durando06 Nov 2017 3:22 a.m. PST

Meerut 1857 buildings

Type in the above into Google it brings up a lot of buildings

Chokidar06 Nov 2017 7:56 a.m. PST

Great initiative – and a great partner!!! Count me in!

basileus6606 Nov 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

Will be available to te general public? Or will be a limited release? I have been looking after buildings for the IM for ages!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

I did the same thing for 28mm AWI. There were very few town buildings for the AWI. I commissioned a professional model maker to make the important buildings at Trenton during the battles there.

But I can use them for all sorts of battles. So far I have eight. I did all the research and sent him the results of my research, then he built the buildings to scale.

I used the first one for the Battle Harlem Heights two Saturdays ago. It is playing the part of the Jones' house at Harlem Heights. But it is actually a model of the Stacy Pott's house used by Col. Rall as his headquarters in Trenton. Here is the flickr link.


Kublaibenzine Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 4:15 a.m. PST

Willie, count me in. I sent you an e-mail too. Let me know what rules you plan to use and we can do a game.

JP in Brussels

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 4:22 a.m. PST

Looks like this is generating some interest.
I still have to talk this trough with Didier ( from More Terrain) but the original idea was to have these buildings privately commissioned just for myself, since they are all scratch-built one by one. However if there is an interest (and there obviously is, and not just on this forum) he will almost certainly make all or most of the range available to the general public. Perhaps not the colonial mansion as in truth there are several mansions already available and I just wanted it for compatibility reasons. Anyway it is clear that some more discussion is needed, but I'll keep you informed on the progress. In the mean time keep sending me any link or illustration which you think might be useful. The colonial bungalow is already settled on and the model will be based on this.


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

Top idea. Can't wait to see the final Results.

flashman207 Nov 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

I'm interested when they come out.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 4:38 p.m. PST

First two buildings are being built now. Two bungalows in fact all based on the one in the picture but with different details. Do you think the domed superstructure is part of the bungalow or just another building in the background?
Next are the rural houses and the barracks. Definitely need some more pictorial references on the latter.

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