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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 11:40 a.m. PST

"Any miniature wargame is greatly enhanced by realistic and evocative scenery and buildings, but commercial ready-made pieces can be expensive. Building your own can be a cost-effective and very rewarding alternative, another hobby in itself, but it can be hard to know where to start. Wargames Terrain and Buildings is a series of books aimed at giving wargamers the skills, techniques and guidance they need to create their own stunning and practical model buildings.

In this volume, master modeler Tony Hardwood shares his years of experience and presents the reader with a wide range of projects for the Napoleonic era. With the aid of step-by-step photographs, he guides the reader through building and finishing each of these models, which are organised in three sections of increasing complexity and encompass a range of scales and different materials…."


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ConnaughtRanger12 Jan 2019 2:04 p.m. PST

Be aware – it's not published for at least a couple of months.

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian12 Jan 2019 2:26 p.m. PST

As the author I can confirm that the book is currently at the printers. The book has taken a little longer than expected to get through the editing process, but it is coming.

For more details see my Blog post;

Tony Harwood

Nine pound round13 Jan 2019 7:11 a.m. PST

Looks interesting! Anything in there on fortifications?

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian13 Jan 2019 10:56 a.m. PST

"Anything in there on fortifications?"

No – mainly buildings.


Nine pound round13 Jan 2019 11:24 a.m. PST

Ah, that's an opportunity for the next volume: how do you build permanent and semi-permanent fortifications- not just bastions, curtains, and terreplein, but that whole fascinating (and confusing) welter of contre-scarpes, glacis, covered way, and ditches. I can promise you one buyer!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 2:04 p.m. PST

Let's see….


Nine pound round13 Jan 2019 2:07 p.m. PST

You thinking somebody has that covered, Tango?

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian14 Jan 2019 8:50 a.m. PST

I have produced one magazine article detailing the building of a Russian Redoubt. For details see this link

Is this the sort of thing you were thinking about?


Jcfrog14 Jan 2019 10:40 a.m. PST

There are severe doubts that any Borodino redoubts had gabions. Neither time not tools to do.

Nine pound round14 Jan 2019 10:55 a.m. PST

Certainly beautiful work, and interesting, but I was thinking more of the large, permanent fortifications that played such a role in Spain and elsewhere- both sieges and Escalades, such as Bergen Op Zoom. Probably a niche interest, though.

14Bore16 Jan 2019 4:18 p.m. PST

Looks interesting

John Tyson16 Jan 2019 5:21 p.m. PST

Amazon USA says the book will be available, May 3, 2019.


God bless,
John T.

C M DODSON16 Jan 2019 8:40 p.m. PST

The redoubt model is beautiful but I am not sure about block trail cannon and loose shot lying around for this period.

Best wishes for the book.


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