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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2018 12:37 p.m. PST

Superb!

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Amicalement
Armand

Footslogger28 Apr 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

ENVY!

C M DODSON29 Apr 2018 12:05 a.m. PST

Fantastic models but my colleagues research would suggest a different style of building for this battle.


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Mr C is meticulous in his research and I have a hankering to re fight this most interesting battle. Indeed I have the troops but need to paint them!

Happy modelling.

Chris

Marcel180929 Apr 2018 2:04 a.m. PST

a stunning piece of terrain, it would grace any battlefield in middle or north western Europe of this period, certainly also suitable for dresden and Leipzig. Wish I had this piece on my table.

Artilleryman29 Apr 2018 2:24 a.m. PST

A wonderful piece of modelling. The problem is that when you put it on your table, it just has to be attacked or defended even if that is not part of the plan and it is away in a corner. Having said that, I am with Marcel and wish I had one too.

Marc the plastics fan29 Apr 2018 3:03 a.m. PST

Chris's link above shows the attention to detail that our continental cousins displat to their projects

The floating mill in particular was a revelation to me. But the street maps were also interesting, along with the research into building styles

Great stuff, and far removed from most war games tables, mine included

Marc

gunnertog29 Apr 2018 3:57 a.m. PST

The next commission is indeed for some single storey buildings, like Benno shows in the link, & although I did ask the architect for buildings suitable for Aspern – Essling, they are also for generic northern European towns.

grecian1959 Inactive Member29 Apr 2018 5:17 a.m. PST

Stunning work!!
Does anyone know of 25/28mm aspen essling building manufacturers esp the Granary or for Wagram battlefield

El Lobo29 Apr 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

Lovely!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

Happy you like it boys!. (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Supreme Littleness Designs30 Apr 2018 1:48 a.m. PST

Very, very lovely in every way. The single storey rendered building is perfect for the villages of Aspern and Essling (and Austerlitz battlefield). Timber-framed and taller buildings are not. For the villages of the Marchfeld in 1809, the clock dates the building as later. There is now a municipal clock on the facade of the Schloss, the post house, at Essling. But not in 1809.

I produce Essling houses in 3mm and 18mm suitable for Aspern-Essling, Wagram and Austerlitz battlefields:

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based on my own 10mm 1809 project:

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Michael

Marc at work30 Apr 2018 5:28 a.m. PST

Michael – I like your range, but the suggestion is that a lot of the buildings were L shaped – have you any thoughts or plans to expand into that sort of shape?

Marc

Marc at work30 Apr 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

And just seen your blog again (I found and lost it a few years back) – fantastic. How did you get on – did you ever get to finish the battle board?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

Glad you like it too boys!.


Amicalement
Armand

Supreme Littleness Designs30 Apr 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

Marc I'm not convinced that a lot of the buildings were L-shaped. If you follow the link to my blog you'll see that I wanted to design an L-shaped house for a corner as it appeared to be mapped that way. This might be the case but most of the others are probably houses with their gable to the street. These maps show areas of habitation in red rather than houses.

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This map shows, to the east of the village, clear breaks in the L-shaped nature of the symbols. As an example, the representation in the map of what appears to be an L-shaped Schloss corresponds with an early engraving of the Schloss (not the 1809 one) against a separate but related building with its gable to the street.

Perhaps I could design some house models with their front doors in a gable. The problem is more with ground scale and actually having the space to have models like this fit the allocated table space alongside the others.

Aspern in 18mm:

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If you ever lose the old blog again just google Michael 1809!

Michael

Marc the plastics fan01 May 2018 6:30 a.m. PST

Are all those Aspern buildings including the church available from you? Look really good

Marc

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

Good job Supreme Littleness Designs!


Congrats!

Amicalement
Armand

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