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WillieB Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 3:47 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 4:22 a.m. PST

Meerut 1857 buildings

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

Chokidar Inactive Member06 Nov 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

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

basileus66 Inactive Member06 Nov 2017 2:12 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 6:29 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.


Kublaibenzine07 Nov 2017 5:15 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 5:22 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 8:18 a.m. PST

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

flashman2 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

I'm interested when they come out.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 5:38 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.

Beaumap Inactive Member10 Dec 2017 12:26 p.m. PST

Access to flat roofs were/are often domed.

Basha Felika20 Dec 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

I agree – that's the domed stairwell up to the flat roof of the bungalow.

I'd definitely buy several of these if they were made commercially available.

Long Valley Gamer Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

I'm also interested

SgtGuinness30 Dec 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

WillieB, there is obviously great interest! I'm eagerly looking forward to the results. I will send you the references I have.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2017 9:29 a.m. PST

Well, Didier promised to have the first two buildings (bungalows) ready by end this month. Haven't yet heard from him but I'll give him a shout after the festive season.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2018 9:51 a.m. PST

First pictures are available





MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 11:08 a.m. PST

Very nice. What materials are these buildings made from?

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 4:28 p.m. PST

Great looking buildings.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

Very nice. What materials are these buildings made from?

Foam board (architectural cardboard) and a Polyfilla/glue coating. Very sturdy and lightweight.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

First batch is ready. I'll get mine on Saturday but after that they will become available to the general public.
Colonial Mansion and European barracks to follow


WillieB Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2018 5:43 a.m. PST

Got my houses and they are even better in real life ! Axel bought some too, and in fact Didier was sold out in an hour or less.
He will put the rural houses, villas and bungalows on his website next week for general sale. For prospective buyers in the US; contact Didier via email and he'll send a PayPal invoice. His website is geared to EU and UK only.

Next in the pipeline is a colonial mansion, a small Indian temple, and variants on the rural houses ( without doors and generally more shabby)
Still trying to find good references for the colonial barracks so these will come later. The mansion, temple and traditional houses might be ready by MonkeyCon in June.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2018 10:53 p.m. PST

Wow, very nice, and all in my favorite scale, thanks for posting! Excited to see the Temple and Mansion… and the barracks later on!

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