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Though Im interested in trying my hand at Vietnam Inf. and light AFV skirmishes, so the section on 'Asian buildings' makes this a very tempting prospect.

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How To...

This How To… guide is a compilation of articles published over several years in Wargames Illustrated magazine. This first volume (like the following two, which will be published annually) is an eclectic mix of the best of the articles from our regular How To… column. Although How To… has featured several different contributors over the years, Paul Davies (author of Battlefields in Miniature by Pen and Sword) has been its main contributor.

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North American Mansion

In this How To, we will be showing you how to construct a miniature ACW mansion.

Roman Fortifications

How to build Roman fortifications like those erected by Caesar in Gaul.

Building Bridges

A step-by-step guide to constructing a range of different bridge types.

South East Asian Buildings

We explore some possibilities on modeling buildings inspired by Vietnam.

Early Irish Christian Church

Irish monastic buildings have a unique look and can add a great deal of character to your tabletop. Here is a step-by-step guide to knocking up an early Christian church.

Spanish Convent

We show you how to make a model which can be used on the Churubusco battlefield (Mexico) or many others around the globe.

Wooden Fences & Dry Stone Walls

This terrain project talks us through the construction of a Dark Ages church.

Dice Tower

Paul Davies was "on a roll" when he put together the plans for this simple, yet incredibly handy and eye-catching, dice-rolling tower for you.


Another great wargames terrain project. This time, Paul talks us through building a watermill and provides ideas for making it a late Medieval European mill, or a Colonial North American mill. You get to choose.

Native American Longhouse

Paul Davies shows us how to make a Native American Longhouse.

Siege Tower

Our favorite show reporter and habitual terrain builder, Paul Davies, has put together a very helpful little piece on how to achieve one of the most elusive things in wargaming – the in-focus photo of miniatures at play.

Dutch Windmill

We show you how to build a windmill using materials that are quite easy to get hold of and that most wargamers might have lying around their homes.

Battlefield Defenses

In this article, we dive into the world of battlefield defenses.

Redoubts at Borodino

Barry Hilton shows us how he went about building the Russian earthworks for his massive Battle of Borodino weekender.

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