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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2023 4:18 a.m. PST

Suitable for 25/28s and more urban terrain, not frontier FIW/log cabin stuff.

Perry/Renedra has a couple what else?

cavcrazy17 Sep 2023 5:04 a.m. PST

Perry has the farmhouse and church.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2023 4:37 p.m. PST

I download David Graffam paper model files from Wargame Vault. Easy to put together and cheap. He has two salt box houses, a church, and some coach house models with multiple siding options that work as early American houses.

Londonplod18 Sep 2023 8:39 a.m. PST

Charlie Foxtrot has a nice range in their New World range.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2023 7:09 p.m. PST

Hard to find city buildings. I used a combination of JR Miniature buildings which are hard to find themselves and had some custom-made.


Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2023 10:15 p.m. PST

It was not unknown to see brick, stone, clapboard and yes, logs in urban areas. Find pictures of restored historical building in DC, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Maryland, etc. (especially in their historic districts). I bought a book on Adams Country in PA while visiting Gettysburg and it gave me a better idea of what existed before the ACW. There were historical notes as to when a building was constructed, by use of what materials and when (if ever) it was refurbished. If ever in G-Burg, just have a look along Baltimore pike into the town square- both sides. Should give you a good idea.

Not far from Aberdeen, MD. are some AWI related historic buildings where Washington, and other generals stayed made of field stone. They remain standing and inhabited to this day. Many makers have suitable minis available. My favorite for the period and your scale was Archectural Heritage. Doug at Miniature Terrain Concepts might be able to point you in the right direction.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2023 11:15 p.m. PST

That is similar to what I did. Almost every battlefield has one or more buildings that have been restored. The National Park Service is a good place to start. Historical societies are great resources. For my Trenton game, I spent some time going through the Trenton Historical Society's records of houses. Some of the buildings still exist like the Douglas House. The trick is figuring out what color they were. For some reason that is always the one thing that is missing from the record.

Rod MacArthur25 Sep 2023 3:54 a.m. PST

Paper Terrain has some American Civil War buildings, available in various scales. They have separate sets in log, stone, brick and clapboard finishes. There is also a set of six churches and two farm sets. Some may be suitable for the AWI.



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