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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2021 9:01 p.m. PST

"…'Since you have been showing some shots of 2 and 1/2 dimension buildings for your Portable Wargame I thought I might send a couple of shots of my 2 and 1/2 dimension buildings that I use in my Not Really Very Portable At All wargame. These pictures are from an Aspen Essling wargame that Duke Seifried and I put on at the 2009 Historicon. As you can see I mixed in some full, three dimension buildings as well. I make my buildings as one face of a walled courtyard that is sized to fit the move stands we use. This game is using Uncle Duke's Napoleonique rules which uses the regiment as the basic unit. Anyone interested in doing these types of buildings can find lots of free graphics on the internet to download. A little Photoshopping, or any other photo editing app, and they are ready to go. The foam core inner structure takes a bit of work, but it is pretty much just straight line cut and glue. It's a pretty cheap and fun (if you like the model making side of it) way to make very functional scenery…."







Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2021 4:12 a.m. PST

I remember seeing Jim run that game with those buildings at Historicon.


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2021 10:41 a.m. PST

I love 2.5D buildings for my fantasy games. At arm's length, they look really good. No painting required! Cardstock terrain is my go-to, but I do beef them up with 3mm cardboard as a substrate, applying full-sheet label paper printouts to the cardboard. Makes for great terrain. Cheers!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2021 3:23 p.m. PST



GeorgBuchner29 Apr 2022 5:52 a.m. PST

why are they called 2.5d? they seem 3d to me,

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