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Tom Scott09 Jan 2018 5:59 p.m. PST

I am looking for some buildings that I can use for nineteenth century Mexico. They are for a campaign representing the famous war between the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and Mexico. The game scale is 54mm but the building do not necessarily need to be full scale (I would probably prefer something designed for 40mm if that was possible to find). However, I will settle for anything that works. I know that Barzso has produced some, but these seem out of production and are ridiculously expensive now. Anyone else come across any? Or had any made? (50 years of miniature gaming has taught me my limitations in building my own…..). Thanks for any info or advice.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 7:53 p.m. PST

Toy Soldiers of San Diego has quite a few Alamo and Old West buildings.

Gone Fishing10 Jan 2018 5:10 a.m. PST

I'm not sure if they're the same as above, but check out Classic Toy Soldiers as well. Their website is a little wonky, but start here: link Toy Soldiers+Alamo and Fort Accessories (54mm)
They have some other buildings that for some reason aren't showing, including a complete Alamo, so it's worth sniffing around.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 7:53 a.m. PST

Several of the Barzso play sets (Zorro, Battle of Churubusco) contained outstanding buildings for Mexico. Barzso also produced a terrific church to match but it's hard too find. None of these are in current production and are hard to find and usually expensive on eBay. The buildings from TSSD are great. Nick and DeAnna's efforts to make the complete Alamo that Conte did not have been outstanding. The buildings from CTS are a little less detailed than those produced by TSSD, Barzso and Conte but are very nice and highly recommended.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

Airfix also produced a 1:32 scale, 54mm Desert Outpost plastic kit with flat roof that would be suitable for Mexico, North Africa, etc. Airfix also made a couple 1:48 scale flat roofed buildings sold as Afghan ruins. Easily used for Mexico or North Africa. I haven't seen these particular buildings in person but I imagine they're like the plastic La Haye Saint farmhouse kit so many of played with as kids…and adults!

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

Tom!

If you would be interested in card stock designs with 3D elements, please contact me at TVAG@att.net.

By way of getting an idea of what I may be able to do for you, please follow this link and/or this link to see examples of what I have already offered in 54mm scale.

In any event, best of luck on your project!

TVAG

Tom Scott11 Jan 2018 9:17 a.m. PST

Wow! Great responses, thank you, everyone. I have looked at the Barzso and TSSD items. They are of course exactly the right style, but the Barzso are so expensive now (100+ for a small adobe bldg), and the TSSD, while priced right, are locked in to the Alamo and seem too large for my purposes. I play on a 4X6 table (4" grids), so my building cannot be 12" long and look right.

I will look again at them to see if any might fit. I will also check out the TVAG card stock.

I really appreciate all the input. The naval defense of Portopulco was fought last week (Mexican ironclads are not as effective as Sicilian steam SOL's! Who'd a thunk?) This week the initial contact between the invaders and the local defenders goes off.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 1:03 p.m. PST

You might be better off just cutting foam core into 4" sections, cover the walls with plaster or texture paint, and plop them on the table.

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